Food

Un-Lobster Rolls

lobster rolls

Every single time summer rolls around, I start to crave super summery foods. To the point where nothing else will do. If it’s not bright and fresh or full of summery flavors, I really don’t want to eat it.

So I’ve taken things into my own hands here.

I present, vegan lobster rolls!

…served on hamburger buns because that was all we had and I was, honestly, way too lazy to go to the store.

You’ll need:

  • 1 package firm tofu, pressed.
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/3 c vegan mayo (I used Just Mayo. Pick your favorite)
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard (or whatever mustard you like)
  • garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste
  • Bread of your choice- preference given to hot dog buns or actual nice rolls. Don’t be lazy like me.

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Steps:

  1. Chop up your block of tofu. Think about how pieces of lobster look on the rolls and try to mimic that the best you can.
  2. Sautee up the tofu in some oil with 2 tsp Old Bay and some salt and pepper. Get some good color on the tofu.
  3. Let the tofu to cool a bit and chop up your onion.
  4. Add all ingredients except bread into a mixing bowl. Combine.
  5. Serve on toasted bread vessel, top with some chopped chives, and serve alongside potato chips.

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  • WOW do these ever look delicious! I’d never even thought about the idea of a vegan lobsta roll but I love it!! It makes so much sense!! And veggie sandwiches like this are always soooo satisfying. When I lived in India my homestay family introduced me to pav bhaji which is basically Indian vegetarian sloppy joes — I swear I ate my weight in them after!!

    Sed Bona

    • OH MY GOD THEY WERE SO GOOD. I was genuinely sad when it was gone. I got the idea from a cookbook and kinda ran with it in my own way.
      I’ve heard of pav bhaji! I used to live in Little India so me and Indian food are pretty tight. <3