close up overhead of a bagel topped with vegan carrot lox

Vegan Carrot Lox

  • Author: Lizzy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Brunch
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Homemade vegan carrot lox. This dish is just as smoky and flavorful as the real thing. Get ready to surprise your friends at your next weekend brunch!



  • 4 large carrots (the bigger, the better)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari 
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 bunch fresh dill fronds, chopped

For Serving

  • Bagels
  • Capers
  • Pickled red onion
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Vegan cream cheese 


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Use a peeler or mandolin to peel the carrot into thin strips
  3. Toss the carrots with the soy sauce, salt, maple syrup, rice vinegar, and liquid smoke in an 8×8 inch baking dish. 
  4. Cover the dish with tin foil and roast for 20 minutes. 
  5. Drop the oven temperature to 350°F. Remove the dish from the oven and toss the carrots to coat again in the sauce. Return to the oven for 10 minutes to dry out a bit. When finished, toss the carrots with the dill fronds. 
  6. Serve with vegan cream cheese, capers, pickled red onion, sliced tomatoes on toasted bagels. 

Keywords: vegan carrot lox