Friday, February 10, 2017

Spicy Vegan Crab & Avocado Roll


Spicy Vegan Crab & Avocado Roll

When I think about summertime, which is months away (tear), I think of fresh flavors and seasonal ingredients. I also think comfort food, which is a shock I know..hint hint my name. But what many vegans don't eat during those months is seafood...but it doesn't mean we don't have some amazing vegan seafood options at our disposal. Gardein make a wonder selection of products that alway help cure that hankering. Between fish fillets and crab cakes, you are more than satisfied. This recipe shows you how to make a summertime classic with a spicy twist. It combines flavors of your favorite sushi and your classic take on non-vegan crab roll. These two pairs help balance each other out, between the spicy mayo, creamy Avocado, a refreshing crunch from fresh veg. It will make you wonder where it's been all your life. Perfect in summertime but even better during the winter when we want to fantasize about warmer months. Also a vehicle for an icey cold beer or any cold favorite you are also craving. This recipe makes 2 rolls, but you are under no obligation to share. Enjoy! 

Spicy Vegan Crab & Avocado Roll
Serving: 2 BIG Rolls


Split-top Hot Dog Rolls, Toasted
4 leaves Boston Bib Lettuce 
5 Gardein Vegan Crab Cakes (cooked and cooled), shredded
2 Tablespoons Hampton Creek Sriracha Mayo 
1 stalk Celey, minced
1/2 Avocado, diced
1 Tablespoon Parsley, minced
1 Tablespoon Chives, chipped 
2 teaspoons Lemon juice 
Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste 

*If you don't have access to Gardein or don't like meat substitutes, you can use sautéed & cooled oyster mushrooms or Shredded Jackfruit*


Before starting your crab salad, toast your roll. 

*Using melted vegan butter, spread it on each side of the roll and grill in a pan or flat top grill until golden brown and toasted*

Once you've toasted your buns. Start your roll by shredding your vegan crab cakes, making sure they are cooled down and not hot. 


Prep your other ingredients. Dice your veggies, herbs, and avocado. 


Add in all your remaining ingrednts but your Avocado to the mixture. You don't want to mash it up too much, so I leave it to fold in at the end.

Fold in your Avocado and fold in to combine. Taste for seasoning, add in salt and/or pepper as desired. 

Once your mixture is combined, add 2 leaves of bib lettuce inside your toasted rolls and add in half your crab salad mixture to each roll. Serve immediately before you eat both. These rolls go great with an Ice Cold Beer or your favorite frosty drink. Pair with a side of chips or fries because why not! Enjoy!