Get ready to have your cravings for a hearty vegan breakfast or alternatively dishes with smoked salmon satisfied! Introducing the innovative, natural and healthy vegan smoked salmon - an amazing WFPB (whole foods plant-based) alternative that tastes surprisingly just like fish. Best of all? No oil is needed, and it's naturally gluten-free too!
I'm sure you'll leave your friends speechless when they discover how you've got this sea-y taste in such an inventive way while still maintaining optimum health benefits. Don't wait any longer – let’s get cooking some delicious Carrot Lox right now! I can say for sure you will not miss the real salmon!
This recipe is inspired by vegan tuna salad recipe. It pairs well with homemade whole wheat baguette, spelt bread.
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A quick list of the natural ingredients you will need to make this vegan lox recipe and horseradish dip recipe.
You can find the ingredients with quantities and the recipe to print out on the recipe card below.
Salmon Alternative Ingredients
- Large Carrots
- Vegetable stock
- Liquid smoke
- Kelp powder
- Sea salt
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Optional fresh dill
Vegan horseradish cream dip
- Cashews, soaked
- Horseradish, prepared
- Maple syrup
Carrot Lox Instruction
First, steam the carrots with the skin. Use a sharp knife and poke the carrots, if the carrots are soft, they're done. In the meantime, put the remaining ingredients in a container with a lid that is large enough for all carrots and stir vigorously.
If the carrots are soft enough, scrape the skin with a peeling knife, it should be easy.
Now use a vegetable peeler and peel thin carrot strips until the carrots are completely in strips. It doesn't matter whether the pieces are shorter or longer. Now add the carrots to the marinade and stir vigorously.
However, I like to let them soak overnight or 2-3 days so that they really absorb the taste.
You can sprinkle the carrots with dill before serving.
Hint: Let the carrot salmon soak for a few days to develop the full flavor.
Horseradish Dip Instruction
In Germany, a delicious horseradish dip is often served with smoked salmon or salmon in general. And we can prepare this easy-peasy in vegan.
Place the soaked cashews, water, maple syrup and mustard in a high speed blender and blend until you have a cream. Put the cream in a bowl and stir in the prepared horseradish. Season the dip with sea salt and pepper.
Serve the carrot ribbons with some horseradish dip on a toast or homemade bagels.
Make this delicious alternative, check out my other vegan fish recipes like vegan chickpea jackfruit tuna salad, vegan fish tacos.
- Kelp Powder: Any Seaweed Powder or nori sheet will work great here.
- Liquid Smoke: Instead of liquid smoke, you can add smoked paprika powder to get the smokey flavor for this fish-friendly plant-based fish recipe.
- Cashews: Instead of cashews, you can use pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.
- Carrots: Use orange pepper to make this vegan alternative. Bake them until you can peel the orange easily.
You can easily store leftover carrot lox in an airtight container in the fridge. It lasts there for about 5 days. I love to make a bigger batch and eat it during the day with some bread or use it for cooking.
Use vegan smoked salmon in recipes where you would use animal-based ones. For example, pasta or gnocchi dishes.
Amazing Vegan recipesyo use vegan carrot lox recipes:
- Gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce
- Creamed savoy cabbage with smoked salmon and rice
- Non-Dairy Cream Cheese, sliced red onion on a toasted bagel. Sprinkled with some lemon juice.
Steam the carrots beforehand so that you can easily slice them into thin but not too thin strips.
Sara | mshealthesteem.com says
Jasmin, you are seriously so creative! I love this recipe. Not only does it look and sound amazing, it’s so beautifully unique!
I sadly can’t have kelp (too much iodine is not good for Graves Disease) but I still think it will taste amazing without it! Carrot lox, here I come ?
Sarah thank you tons. So lovely of you. Hope you like it as much as we do. And I think it will still taste amazing.
Alena @ nutriciously.com says
One can never have too many vegan sandwich ideas! They are just the best for a quick & delicious lunch. Love the smoky touch 🙂
i aggree with you. 🙂
Paul Eyers says
i used to love smoked salmon so would be very keen to try this receipe out, seems quite simple too? thanks for the share
hope you enjoy it. would be happy to see some photos of your outcome. 🙂
What a great idea! And I love using liquid smoke to create all these delicious, smoky flavours! It's a must in my kitchen!
Anna, thank you so much. Here too. It is so amazing 🙂
What a great recipe! So unique and looks delish!
Thank you Stephanie. Hope you will try it. 🙂
Linda from Veganosity says
Carrots are so versatile in vegan cooking. I love this recipe!
Thank you Linda. Carrots are a perfect allrounder.