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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Vegan Smoked Salmon Lox For Bagels

Looking for a plant-based alternative to smoked salmon or lox? Look no further! This recipe for Vegan Smoked Salmon is a great plant-based alternative to traditional lox. Perfect for bagels with cream cheese for breakfast or brunch.

 Following a plant-based diet can be hard when you love the taste of seafood. Especially when it comes to bagels and lox. I just love an everything bagel with plant-based cream cheese and plenty of smoked salmon or lox. Add a couple of capers and my taste buds are happy. 

 So I was delighted when I discovered a plant-based smoked salmon when I attended Expo East 2 months ago. This vegan salmon that is made from carrots tasted so much like the real thing. I was bummed when I could not find this carrot salmon at my local stores. So I set out to make homemade vegan smoked salmon.

 I already have a recipe for vegan tuna that tastes like real tuna so I knew that I could make vegan salmon at home. Creating plant-based recipes that taste like traditional seafood products helps me to follow a plant-based diet. If you love seafood and want to eat more plant-based foods, you need to make this vegan smoked salmon recipe!

Vegan Smoked Salmon is 

+ Delicious

+ Made From Carrots

+ Vegan

+ Plant-Based

+ Soy-Free


+ Allergy-Friendly

+ Full of Fiber

+ Tastes so Similar to Lox

 This recipe for vegan smoked salmon is perfect to enjoy with bagels and cream cheese for breakfast or brunch. You could also enjoy the salty salmon on crackers for a perfect party appetizer. This carrot salmon would look so yummy on a vegan charcuterie board with an assortment of bagels, dairy-free cream cheese, and other bagel toppings like sliced olives, roasted red peppers, homemade sun-dried tomatoes, and capers.

Ingredients Needed for Vegan Salmon Lox

+ Carrots ~ Make sure to buy large carrots and not baby carrots

+ Soy Sauce or coco aminos

+ Lemon Juice

+ Smoked Paprika

+ Olive Oil

+ Salt

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 To make plant-based smoked salmon, you will need several ingredients. You may already have most of them at home like the spices. The main ingredient in this recipe is carrots. You will need to buy large raw carrots, not baby carrots. Since you will be using a vegetable peeler to make long strips of carrots for the recipe, select the large & fat carrots. I like this vegetable peeler as it has a nice grip on it.

 Make sure to buy smoked paprika as this will give the vegan salmon that smoky taste. If you want to make this recipe gluten-free, then buy tamari sauce instead of soy sauce. Any type of salt will work for the recipe, I use sea salt in most of my recipes and buy sea salt in bulk containers.

Basic Steps To Make Vegan Smoked Salmon

+ Roast the whole carrots in salt

+ Slice the carrots into thin strips

+ Marinate the carrot strips in the seasonings

 Making plant-based smoked salmon is quite simple but the preparation will take a couple of hours. Most time of the preparation time will be roasting the carrots in the oven to get the carrots soft. This can take up to an hour. Using the peeler to slice the carrots into thin strips may take a while also. Trust me, it is worth it as this vegan salmon is amazing.

Tips for slicing the roasted carrots into thin strips: To get thin strips or ribbons from the carrots, that resemble lox strips, use a vegetable peeler. Starting from the top of the carrot, press the peeler into the carrot and in a downward motion slice it into a thin strip. After slicing a couple of strips of carrot from the carrot, it may be hard to get more thin strips. So take a sharp knife and cut the rest of the carrot into long thin pieces. These thicker pieces of carrot will still absorb the marinade and taste like salmon. Don't worry if all the carrot strips don't look the same as the taste will still be delicious.

Tip for how long to marinade the carrot strips: The carrot strips need to soak in the liquid mixture for at least 30 minutes.The longer the better as it gives more time for the flavors to infuse the carrots. You can also prep it up to 5 days ahead and leave it in the marinade in the fridge until ready to serve.

Storage tips: Carrot smoked salmon lox will keep fresh in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge. It is not recommended that you freeze vegan smoked salmon as the texture will change once it is defrosted.

 Carrot Recipes

If you still have carrots to use up after making vegan salmon, try these tasty carrot recipes:

+ Homemade Carrot Juice

+ Carrot Waffles

+ Spicy Carrot Hummus

+ Crunchy Carrot Crackers

+ Southwestern Sushi Burrito

+ Sushi Bowls

Keto-Friendly Pad Thai

Bread & Cracker Recipes

Discover some delicious bread  & cracker recipes to enjoy with the vegan lox salmon:

+ 3 ingredient Everything Bagels

+ Soft Chewy Pretzel Bread

Crunchy Carrot Crackers

Savory Everything Spice Rosemary Chickpea Crackers

+ Honey Whole Wheat Bread

+ 60 Minute White Bread

Make sure to Pin this recipe on Pinterest 


Forever My Little Moon said...

I didn't know there was such a thing as vegan salmon!

AiringMyLaundry said...

I will have to show my mom. She has already enjoyed salmon--I bet she'd like the vegan version too.

Lisa said...

Oh you're making me more hungry now. I've seen this around, but maybe I should try it out.

Kathy said...

This sounds really good. I may try this out real soon. I'm sure it will be delicious.

Marysa said...

This sounds so interesting! I've never had anything like this, and I am a vegetarian.

Richelle Milar said...

Wow! This looks absolutely delicious and tasty! This is a really interesting recipe to try!

Gust si Aroma said...

What a great ide for vegans. I am so curious to try this vegan lox!

Christy G said...

This looks really good. I love how you found a replacement to one of your favorite foods. Being vegan can seem limiting at times which is why i don't do it.

Monica Simpson said...

I've never had this for breakfast and I don't know why. I love salmon. I think I need to try it.

Telina said...

I didn't know they did vegan smoked salmon! Looks delicious

Samantha said...

I have been wanting to try this! Thank you so much for sharing! Looks so delicious :)

Zena's Suitcase said...

Vegan or not, I think this salmon alternative sounds delicious

Laura JL Books said...

I love regular begal with cream cheese I don't know if I would put salmon on there. thanks for sharing this with us.

Beautiful Touches said...

This seems really interesting, I'd love to give it a try just to see how well it imitates the taste and texture!

StarTraci said...

How cool! I knew there were many meat alternatives but I was unaware of one for lox. I must say that the picture had me fooled so I would be willing to try it. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I don't follow a plant-based diet. But the vegan smoked salmon sounds so interesting! I'll have to try your vegan tuna and vegan salmon recipes someday soon 😍.

Everything Enchanting :)

Anonymous said...

I just always cook the salmon in the air fryer. I'd like to try this. Looks good! -LYNNDEE

Katrina Kroeplin said...

i love lox. my oldest isn't a huge fan but this may get her to try it. i'll have to check it out.

Lisa said...

Ahhh, vegan smoked salmon!! I am a vegan and this is something i have been wanting an alternative for!! Thank you!

Kim said...

Wow! That looked just like real salmon. I LOVE carrots.

Megan said...

Presentation is a huge part of any food, and this one hits it out of the park! I love how much this really looks like salmon -- if I saw this and no one told me, I would have no idea that it's actually vegan!

mail4rosey said...

Well, I was trying to figure out what I wanted for brunch. It's very clear to me now. :)

Czjai said...

I haven't tried vegan salmon before, but this sure looks like the real thing. :)

Monidipa said...

I had pinned it too, I so loved the recipe. Will try it soon.

Susan said...

My daughters love salmon and would enjoy this recipe. Can’t wait to make it for them.

Samantha said...

Making me hungry just looking! The vegan smoked salmon looks amazing!

Lady In Read said...

love how this looks, and we do love carrots a lot so will try something like this next time we get bagels

Richelle Milar said...

This look so good and interesting, I would really love to try this out

Anonymous said...

I do enjoy vegan dishes even though I'm not vegan. I will have to give that a try. -LYNNDEE

Anonymous said...

This looks and sounds so delicious and I seriously want to try your recipe! I am a huge fan of veggies so this is perfection for me!

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