• 3 large carrots, cut in half, not peeled
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • 1 tsp nori granules (I blended a nori sheet in a spice grinder or blender until fine)
  • 3 tbsp caper brine
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp white miso paste
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ cup olive oil


Step 1

Place carrots and 1 tsp of salt into a pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. Boil for 5-10 mins, or until fork-tender, but not mushy. They should hold their shape.

Transfer carrots to ice-cold water immediately. This will stop carry-over cooking. Allow to cool for 2 mins, then gently place onto a wire cooling rack to drip dry.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a container or small bowl, whisk together, hot water, nori, caper brine, rice vinegar, miso paste, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic powder, and olive oil. Set aside.

Step 3

Using a very sharp knife, slice the dry carrots lengthwise, alternating between thin strips and sashimi-style sushi pieces, and place into the marinade.

Place in the fridge and allow to marinate for a few hours, I find that overnight is best! The longer you marinate, the more the carrots will have the texture and consistency of lox.

Step 4

When you’re ready to use, remove carrot lox from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature.

Serve with toasted bagels, smeared with vegan cream cheese and topped with dill, capers and red onion.

Original Recipe & Photo by The Edgy Veg