Vegan Smoked Carrot Salmon | Get Hooked on Vegan


Get ready to elevate your vegan cooking game with this delicious and easy recipe for Vegan Smoked Carrot Salmon. Carrot smoked salmon is the perfect replacement in any dish where you would find the original.

Unleash the chef within and elevate your vegan culinary skills with this mouthwatering recipe for Vegan Smoked Carrot Salmon. Impress your taste buds and guests with the perfect plant-based substitution for traditional salmon dishes.

How To Make Vegan Smoked Salmon Carrots?

First, start by prepping your carrots. Peel and slice them into thin strips, similar to traditional smoked salmon.

Next, you will cook your marinated carrots by baking them in the oven. This will give them a nice crispy texture on the outside and keep them tender on the inside.

While the carrots are cooking, prepare a simple, flavourful marinade to add some extra zing to your Vegan Smoked Carrot Salmon.

Carrot Lox Bagels ingredients

Then, marinate the carrots in a mixture of soy sauce, liquid smoke, fresh squeezed lemon juice, olive oil, maple syrup, smoked paprika and garlic powder. This will give the carrots a smoky, savoury flavor and help them to mimic the texture of traditional smoked salmon. Don’t forget to add some diced up nori seaweed snack sheets to add the fishy flavour we are looking for.

Next, thoroughly coat the cooked carrots in the prepared marinade. Allow the carrots to marinate for at least one hour (24 hours is best!). Once the marination process is complete, you can enjoy your vegan smoked carrot salmon in a variety of ways. Serve it on top of a bagel with vegan cream cheese, add it to a salad for a protein boost, or use it as a sushi filling. The options are endless, and the delicious smoky flavor will keep you coming back for more. With this recipe, you can have a delicious and healthy vegan alternative to traditional smoked salmon. It’s a win-win for your taste buds and your conscience. So, get ready to reel in a new favorite dish with this vegan smoked carrot salmon recipe.

Vegan Lox Garnishes

Don’t forget to garnish your Vegan Smoked Carrot Salmon with some fresh herbs such as dill, parsley, or chives to add a burst of freshness to this delectable dish. It’s the perfect addition to any brunch spread, or even as a flavorful and healthy lunch option. So, whether you’re a seasoned vegan chef or just starting to explore plant-based options, this recipe is sure to be a hit. So, grab your apron, and let’s get vegan cooking!

Vegan Carrot Lox Bagels

Key Ingredients in Smoked Carrot Salmon

Carrots: The star of the show, these vibrant orange root vegetables provide the perfect texture and base for our vegan smoked salmon.

Liquid Smoke: A few drops of liquid smoke give our vegan smoked carrot salmon that authentic smoky flavor.

Tamari: A gluten-free soy sauce alternative, tamari adds a rich and savory depth of flavor.

Maple Syrup: A touch of sweetness from maple syrup balances out the smokiness and saltiness.

Nori: Thin sheets of dried seaweed give our vegan smoked carrot salmon that traditional “fishy” taste and texture.

Garlic and onion powder: A dash of garlic and onion powder brings out the natural flavors of the carrots and enhances the overall taste of the dish.

These ingredients come together to create a vegan dish that can be enjoyed by everyone, and it’s a great way to enjoy the taste of smoked salmon without the fish.

Versatile Smoked Carrot Salmon: Pairing Possibilities

This vegan smoked carrot salmon dish is a true chameleon in the culinary world. Its smoky, savory flavor pairs perfectly with a variety of dishes, making it a versatile addition to any meal.

As a topping, it adds a delicious and healthy touch to:

  • Pizza
  • Pasta
  • Risotto
  • Crostini or cracker with cream cheese
  • Lox bagel
  • Sushi
  • Salad

And when paired with our high-protein vegan cream cheese, it makes for an even more satisfying and nutritious meal.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just looking for a new and exciting way to enjoy your favorite meals, this vegan smoked carrot salmon is sure to impress. So don’t be afraid to reel in this dish and explore all the delicious possibilities it has to offer.

Tips and Tricks for Perfect Vegan Smoked Carrot Salmon:

  1. Make sure to use large, thick carrots for this recipe. The thinner the slices, the easier they will be to marinate and the more they will resemble traditional smoked salmon.
  2. Be sure to marinate the carrots for at least one hour, but ideally 24 hours. This will allow the flavors to fully penetrate the carrots and give them the most authentic smoked salmon taste.
  3. Don’t skimp on the liquid smoke. This ingredient is essential for giving the carrots that smoky flavor that makes this recipe so delicious.
  4. Experiment with different marinade ingredients to find your perfect flavor combination. Add more or less of certain ingredients to suit your taste preferences.
  5. Once your smoked carrot salmon is ready, be sure to store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last for up to a week.
  6. Try using your vegan smoked carrot salmon in different dishes such as sushi, pizzas, pasta, crostini or cracker with cream cheese, and salads for a variety of flavors and textures.
  7. Lastly, don’t be afraid to get creative with your toppings! The possibilities are endless, so have fun and experiment with different flavor combinations. Whether you prefer a traditional lox bagel or a sushi roll, your vegan smoked carrot salmon will take your dish to the next level.

Vegan Smoked Carrot Salmon

The most delicious vegan alternative for smoked salmon. You won't have to miss out on this delicious smokey flavour ever again!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Marinate1 hr
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Topping, Vegan Basics
Cuisine: American, Asian, European, Fusion, Vegan
Keyword: carrot smoked salmon, vegan carrot lox, vegan carrot salmon, vegan salmon alternative, vegan smoked salmon, vegan smoked salmon alternative
Servings: 4


Carrot "Salmon"

  • 5-6 large carrots cut into ribbons
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 nori snack sheets, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 dash garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using a mandoline slicer, or a vegetable peeler, cut your carrots into long thin ribbons. Place the carrot ribbons into a baking dish and add 1 tbsp of olive oil, a little salt and pepper, and mix well.
  • Bake the carrots for 25 minutes or until they are tender and can be pierced with a fork.
  • While the carrots are baking, make the marinade.
  • To make the marinade, finely chop the nori sheets into small bits and add into a bowl with the rest of the marinade ingredients. Mix well to combine and set aside.
  • Remove baked carrots from the oven and add the lox marinade. Mix well to combine and allow the carrots to marinate for at least 1 hour. (Marinating overnight is even better!)
  • Serve anywhere you would enjoy smoked salmon and enjoy! This is perfect on a carrot lox bagel.



Nori Sheets:
Any seaweed snack sheet will work in this recipe. Seaweed however, should not be removed from this recipe as it adds the “fishy” flavour we want in a salmon substitute. 
This carrot salmon can be served within 1 hour of marinating. If you plan to make it ahead, it’s even better after 24 hours!
Vegan carrot salmon lasts up to 4 days in the fridge. It’s best to make this ahead, then serve on your favourite dishes. 
What does vegan smoked salmon go with?
As a topping on:
  • pizza
  • pasta
  • risotto
  • crostini or cracker with cream cheese
  • lox bagel
  • sushi
  • salad


In conclusion, vegan smoked carrot salmon is a delicious and versatile plant-based alternative to traditional smoked salmon. With its smoky, savory flavor and tender texture, it’s sure to impress even the most skeptical of eaters. By following our recipe and tips, you can easily make your own smoked carrot salmon at home and enjoy it in a variety of dishes. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just looking to incorporate more plant-based options into your diet, this recipe is a must-try. So, fire up your oven and get ready to reel in a new favorite dish with vegan smoked carrot salmon!

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