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15+ Vegan Fish & Seafood Recipes

These 15+ Vegan Fish & Seafood Recipes are creative, fun, and inspiring! You really can make anything vegan: Battered fish fillets, fish tacos, lobster rolls, tuna sandwiches, carrot lox, scallops, calamari, and even homemade caviar!

I absolutely love how fun, creative, and inspiring vegan cooking is! You can make fish and seafood from a variety of plant-based ingredients including chickpeas, artichokes, carrots, mushrooms, tofu, banana blossoms, hearts of palm, and even cauliflower!

Why vegan fish & seafood is the better option
The options of either fish from the sea loaded with microplastics or farmed fish loaded with antibiotics to survive in the crowded and super filthy enclosures are both terrible. And of course, fish feel pain.

More and more people are reducing or cutting out fish products from their diet. This is great because it’s the best we can do to fight overfishing, polluting the oceans (old fishing nets are one of the main sources of plastic in the ocean), and destroying the ocean grounds (bottom trawling). If you’re interested in learning more about this, I can highly recommend the documentary Seaspiracy.

But with all the fantastic vegan options, there is really no need to support the fishing industry.

Vegan Fish Recipes

You can make all kinds of fish vegan! In this blog post, you will find plant-based versions of

  • battered fish filets
  • tuna
  • ceviche
  • lox
  • crab cakes
  • calamari
  • oysters
  • caviar
  • and so much more!
Banana Blossom Vegan Fish
Banana Blossom Vegan Fish – The soft and flaky texture of the banana blossoms is the perfect base for these battered fish filets!
Vegan Artichoke Fish
Vegan Artichoke Fish – Canned artichokes have a similar flaky and soft texture to the banana blossoms above, yet they are easier to find in the stores.
Tofish and Chips served with Tartar Sauce
Tofish and Chips – You can make delicious fish out of tofu! The nori sheet and the light tempura-style batter will make it taste just like fish. Serve it with chips and vegan tartar sauce.
Fish Taco
Vegan Fish Tacos by The Stingy Vegan – Perfect for Taco Tuesday! Crispy battered fish with purple cabbage slaw, mango avocado salsa, and chipotle lime crema. 
Fish Taco Bowl
Vegan Fish Taco Bowl from Vegan Bowl Attack via Veggies Don’t Bite – This amazing Fish Taco Bowl is made with pulled hearts of palm, cabbage slaw, and pico de gallo. 
Vegan Fish Curry made with Banana Blossoms
Vegan Fish Curry – This Vegan Fish Curry made with banana blossoms is mind-blowing! The ‘fish’ is crispy on the outside and soft and flaky on the inside.
Vegan Fish Burger
Vegan Fish Burger – Who doesn’t love burgers?! ‘Fishy’ battered tofu filet with lettuce, and tartar sauce in homemade pretzel buns, served with chips.  
Vegan Chickpea Tuna Sandwiches
Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad – Chickpeas make a great tuna-inspired sandwich filling. The dill, nori, capers, lemon juice, mustard, and tahini add to that typical flavor. The „tuna“ mixture is also delicious in wraps!
Tofu Tuna Salad Sandwich
Tofu Tuna Salad Sandwiches by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen – Did you know that you can also make tuna out of tofu? It gets its ‘fishy’ flavor from seaweed flakes and lemon juice!
Vegan Smoked Salmon (Carrot Lox)
Vegan Smoked Salmon (Carrot Lox) – together with everything bagels and vegan cream cheese this is a dream come true!
Cauliflower Ceviche
Cauliflower Ceviche by Veggies Save The Day – Ceviche is typically made from raw fish cured in lemon or lime juice. This vegan version is made with cauliflower!

Vegan Seafood Recipes

You really can make anything vegan! Here you will find vegan alternatives for calamari, scallops, crab cakes, lobster rolls, and even homemade caviar!

Oyster Mushroom Calamari
Vegan Oyster Mushroom Calamari by Sweet Simple Vegan – The texture of king oyster mushrooms is amazing for vegan seafood. These fried ‘calamari’ are perfect for parties!
King Oyster Mushroom Scallops
Creamy Fettuccine with King Oyster Mushroom Scallops by The Simple Veganista – Another great seafood dish made with king oyster mushrooms! The tender but meaty texture of the mushrooms taste just like scallops.
Vegan Crab Cakes
Vegan Crab Cakes – These vegan crab cakes are quick and easy to make. You will need chickpeas and artichokes for the base, nori, dill, capers, and lemon juice for flavor!
Crab Bites
Vegan Crab Bites by Vegan Huggs – These Crab Bites made out of hearts of palm are the perfect ‘fishy’ party appetizer. Done in 20 minutes!
Lobster Roll
Maine Lobster Rolls by Strength and Sunshine – This veganized version of the classic fast-food sandwich uses hearts of palm for the lobster. 
Vegan Caviar
Vegan Caviar by Very Vegan Val – Last but not least, an adventurous recipe to make your own vegan caviar at home!

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Thursday 4th of April 2019

With warmer weather, I'm really ready for these recipes now. Thanks!