This vegan lox sandwich is made with roasted and marinated carrots, cream cheese, capers, and fresh dill for a delicious breakfast sandwich.
It's Friday and I have another fun recipe to share with you before I head out for another fun weekend with some of my favorite friends. After this, I am leaving Portland to enjoy some wine tasting, hiking, and beautiful Oregon countryside with two of my favorite people in the world.
I have been one loved person recently.
But before I leave you, I want to share this new breakfast recipe - a vegan lox sandwich made with roasted and marinated carrots, filled with lots of fresh vegetables, all inside my favorite sprouted wheat bagel from Alvarado St. Bakery Co-op.
Wanna take a closer look? Let's dive in!
Recommended Ingredients and Equipment
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Whole Wheat Bagels - I recommend Alvarado St. Bakery Co-op Sprouted Wheat Bagels.
- Tomato - Use Roma, vine, or steak tomatoes
- Red Onion
- Vegan Cream Cheese - I recommend either Daiya or Tofutti. You can also make homemade cream cheese.
- Fresh Dill
- Salt and Pepper
- Olive Oil
- Soy Sauce
- Vegan Worcestershire Sauce - Not all Worcestershire sauce is vegan. Most varieties use anchovies. Make sure to find one that is specifically marked vegan.
- Liquid Smoke - This gives the recipe a delicious smokiness. Liquid smoke is found in the condiment aisle of most well-stocked grocery stores. However, if you can’t find it, it can be omitted.
- Nori Sheets - This is to add fishy flavor to the carrot lox. It can be omitted if you like.
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Best Vegan Replacement for Lox
If you do a quick search of vegan lox you'll find quite a few recipes using a variety of vegetables as mock lox.
For this recipe, I went the carrot route for two reasons: color and texture. The color part is fairly self-explanatory. To create a texture similar to that of lox, the first step is to roast the carrots until they are tender and buttery.
Once roasted, the carrots get peeled into thin strips and placed in a salty marinade that fills them with the flavors of the sea. Because the carrots are roasted, they will quickly soak up the flavors creating a delicious mock lox.
Best Bagels for Vegan Lox Bagel Sandwich
Now that you've got a good vegan lox, let's focus on the other important factor of this sandwich - the perfect bagel. The perfect bagel turns out to be this sprouted wheat bagel from Alvarado St. Bakery Co-op - a whole wheat bagel made with sprouted wheat berries and organic wheat flour for a delicious taste and delightful chew.
You are probably familiar with Alvarado St. Bakery Co-op, that incredible bakery that's been making organic products for almost 40 years . And you may remember when I first introduced them to My Darling Vegan with this Tempeh Reuben. But I only scratched the surface of the awesomeness that is this organic co-op.
Beyond doing organic way before it was cool, Alvarado St. Bakery Co-op is also dedicated to running a green business with sustainable practices. I mean, did you know that the bakery runs on a solar power? Their roof, which is 1.5 acres big, contains 1722 solar panels that powers 40% of the operation!
The co-op is also dedicated to practices such as water conservation, waste reduction, and pollution prevention which are used throughout the entire business. Alvarado St. Bakery is not just making bread that is good for the body, they are doing it in a way that is great for the environment!
Aren't they the best?
How to Make Vegan Lox Sandwich
Step One - Prepare the Carrots
Preheat the oven to 400. Brush carrots with olive oil and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes until tender and fragrant. Meanwhile, whisk together the remaining lox ingredients and transfer to a shallow dish.
Using a vegetable peeler, cut carrots in thin strips. Place in the marinade, making sure carrots are completely submerged. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. This can also be made the night before.
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Step Two - Assemble the Sandwich
To prepare the bagel sandwiches, slice the bagels in half and lightly toast. Spread both layers with cream cheese and top with tomatoes, carrot lox, onions, fresh dill, and capers.
Serving and Storing
Once assembled, you should enjoy this vegan lox sandwich immediately as part of your weekend brunch.
Leftover carrot lox can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
More Vegan Brunch Recipes
- 10-Minute Banana Pancakes
- Vegan Tofu Eggs Benedict
- Best-Ever Vegan French Toast
- Vegan Quiche with Caramelized Onions
- Huevos Rancheros
Vegan Lox Sandwich
- 2 Alvarado St. Bakery Sprouted Wheat Bagels
- 1 roma tomato, sliced
- ½ red onion, thinly sliced
- vegan cream cheese
- fresh dill
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400. Brush carrots with olive oil and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes until tender and fragrant. Meanwhile, whisk together the remaining lox ingredients and transfer to a shallow dish.
- Using a vegetable peeler, cut carrots in thin strips. Place in the marinade, making sure carrots are completely submerged. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. This can also be made the night before.
- To prepare the bagel sandwiches, slice the bagels in half and lightly toast. Spread both layers with cream cheese and top with tomatoes, carrot lox, onions, fresh dill, and capers.
- Serve immediately.