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Vegan Crab Salad

These days, there are many different types of fake meat products that rival the real thing. I still tend to go the DIY route. This vegan crab salad recipe with hearts of palm, kelp granules, plant based mayo, lemon juice and more is a great example of just that. It isn’t meant to be an exact replica, but it’s still good in it’s own way.

This vegan crab salad recipe requires a bit of planning ahead, but it only involves opening a can of hearts of palm, dumping the contents into a sealed container, sprinkling in some kelp granules, sealing the lid, and putting it into the refrigerator overnight.  Not hard at all.  Everything else takes less than 10 minutes to do. 

There’s so many ways to enjoy this easy vegan crab salad! Served on a bun, vegan crab rolls make a tasty summer meal. Make it gluten-free and serve this vegan seafood salad over a bed of romaine with a wedge or two of lemon on the side.  Or serve the salad on crackers and enjoy as a midday snack.  

I have also used this vegan crab salad recipe in homemade sushi rolls with a little bit of carrot and avocado. If you decide to go that route, visit the recipe for Shiitake Mushroom Sushi Rolls to learn how to put together a sushi roll.

Discover more UVK recipes, like Hearts of Palm Ceviche, Creamy Chickpea Salad, Avocado Cucumber Carrot Sushi with Sweet Chili Sauce, Sushi Rice and more.

Vegan crab salad on crackers.
Vegan crab salad sushi
Vegan crab salad in homemade sushi rolls with shredded carrots and avocado.

Vegan Crab Salad

14 ounce can of hearts of palm

2 ½ tsp kelp granules

½ cup vegan mayonnaise

½ tsp lemon juice

1 stalk celery, finely chopped

1 Tbsp finely chopped flat leaf parsley

½ tsp celery seed

½ tsp paprika

⅛ tsp nutmeg

⅛ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp dijon mustard

½ tsp garlic powder

Tiny pinch of allspice

Tiny pinch of cloves

Black pepper, to taste

Salt, to taste

For Sandwiches:

2 hoagie buns

Sliced tomato

Romaine lettuce

Hearts of Palm and Kelp Granules

1. Including the liquid, dump an entire can of hearts of palm into a container.  If the hearts of palm are not completely submerged in liquid, add water to the container until they are covered.  Add kelp granules.  Seal with the lid.  Refrigerate overnight.  

2. Once they are done marinading, rinse the hearts of palm in a colander, and tear the hearts of palm into pieces.

Vegan Seafood Salad

3. Mix everything else listed in the “Salad” section together.  Add the hearts of palm last.  Taste, and adjust.  If you like more of a “from the sea” flavor in your vegan crab salad, add kelp granules.  

4. Once the flavor is on point, for vegan crab rolls serve on a hoagie with sliced tomato and romaine lettuce.  As a variation, serve as a vegan seafood salad on a bed of romaine lettuce or as a snack with crackers.

Vegan Crab Salad Rolls
A delicious vegan crab roll made with hearts of palm!

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