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 8x8 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