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Vegan Carrot Smoked Lox

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Vegan Carrot Smoked Lox! Yes, you can imitate Smoked salmon and make your own ‘lox’. Nonvegans will think it’s real smoked salmon!

This is such an easy recipe to make! All you need to do would be to marinate the carrot with some liquid smoke and pair it with baguettes or bagels with delicious vegan cream cheese. 

Yield: Approximately 40-50 slices (2 baguettes), and 4-5 slices per person

Vegan Carrot Smoked Lox

Shaved carrots marinated with liquid smoke, lemon juice and caper brine and it is awesome

You're vegan but still miss salmon! Well, then you need to try this Vegan Carrot Smoked Lox with its smoky flavor savory and you will be in vegan heaven! Stack it on a baguette or a bagel with some marinated capers and dill and I promise you that it is just as good as the real thing.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large, peeled carrots
  • 30 ml of chopped capers
  • 15 ml of caper brine or pickle juice
  • 30 ml of lemon juice
  • 5 ml of liquid smoke
  • 15 ml of olive oil
  • 1 heaped tsp of store-bought minced bottled garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 or 2 Baguettes sliced or bagels
  • 1 tub Vegan cream cheese
  • Fresh dill

Instructions

  1. Fill a pot with water (enough to cover the carrots) and bring it to a rolling boil.
  2. Peel the carrots
  3. Lower it in the pot of boiling water.
  4. ONLY cook the carrots for 10 minutes, as you do not want to overcook it as it will get mushy.
  5. In the unlikely event that it’s not soft enough, keep boiling until your carrots are fork-tender but NOT all the way through.
  6. Meanwhile, use a large Ziplock bag and combine the capers, brine, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, liquid smoke, salt, and pepper in the bag.
  7. When carrots are done, take them out and add them to a pot of cold water as this will stop the cooking process.
  8. When you can handle the carrots, use a potato peeler, and start to shave off thin slices.
  9. Mix the sauce in the Ziplock bag well.
  10. Take the carrot slices and place them in the bag but make sure that they all well coated in your marinade.
  11. When you seal the bag, do your best and remove as much air from the bag as possible and leave it on a plate in the fridge.
  12. I left it for 2 days to ensure the flavor seeped into the carrots and get that nice smoky flavor.
  13. You do not have to leave it that long as I did, but make sure by taste-testing it prior to serving.

Serving:

  1. Slice your baguette and liberally spread it with vegan cream cheese
  2. Take the strips and place them on top of the cheese spread
  3. Add some marinated capers and decorate with fresh dill.

Notes

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Nutrition Information

Yield

50

Serving Size

5

Amount Per Serving Calories 77Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 208mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 3g

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All that’s now left would be to start munching and to enjoy it.

You can serve this Vegan Carrot Smoked Lox as a healthy vegan appetizer!

It is absolutely outstanding and perfect for Christmas or New Year as party food. I will for sure make this again.

You can serve the vegan carrot smokes lox after about 24 hours marinating, although I prefer to let it sit for 2 days. I made these for a special occasion and wanted the smoky flavor to seep well into the carrots. The Lox can be stored in a refrigerator in the marinade for up to 4 days.

Smoked salmon

Smoked salmon is a preparation of salmon, typically a fillet that has been cured and hot or cold smoked. Due to its moderately high price, smoked salmon is considered a delicacy. Although the term lox is sometimes applied to smoked salmon, they are different products.

Lox vs Smoked Salmon

What is the difference when it comes to the real product, not Vegan Carrot Smoked Lox

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