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Vegan Brunch Recipes: 7-Ingredient Smoked Carrot Lox


Vegan Brunch Recipes: 7-Ingredient Smoked Carrot Lox

I love Lox and Bagels. Ask anyone who knows me. Whenever I go out to breakfast, I always scan the menu to see if they offer it. As I transitioned to a vegan diet, I had a moment of silence for the smoked salmon I would never eat again.

One day, I stumbled upon a recipe for carrot faux-lox. I was stunned. It looked exactly like salmon! However, the recipe was wildly complicated, used about a million ingredients, and needed to marinate for three days. No, thank you. The seven ingredients needed for this recipe can all be found in your average grocery store, only need to be marinated overnight–plus this recipe only requires one bowl. How easy is that?

7-Ingredient Smoked Carrot Lox


Prep Time: 12 hours
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 12 hours and 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 1 sheet nori
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • liquid smoke 1/4 cup
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup


1. Use a vegetable peeler to thinly slice the carrots into long ribbons. Lay flat on a large baking sheet. It is perfectly fine if the carrot ribbons overlap in order to fit on the baking sheet.

2. Mix together the soy sauce, liquid smoke, apple cider vinegar, old bay seasoning, and maple syrup in a mixing bowl. Chop up the sheet of nori into small pieces and add to the marinade.

3. Pour the marinade over the sliced carrots, cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and refrigerate overnight.

4. Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees.

5. Cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil (don’t forget to remove the plastic wrap!) and bake for 15 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.

*Note: In the photo, I used an Everything Bagel, Kite Hill Cream Cheese (vegan), Red Onion, and Dill.

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Photo: Olivia Parr

Olivia Parr

Olivia Parr

Founder at Caramel Coated Wellness
Olivia Parr is the founder of Caramel Coated Wellness, a whole-food, plant-based food blog and personal chef business based in North Carolina. After reading Food Over Medicine and The China Study, she decided to get more serious about her interest in helping people overcome health issues with plant-based food. Olivia graduated from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies with a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition.
  • Pamela Ford

    This looks amazing! I’m a lox and bagel aficionado trying to eat more plant foods. This will definitely be on my brunch menu this weekend. Love the picture.

    • Olivia Parr

      Thank you!

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