These carrot lox crackers are perfect for any special occasion. Salt-baked carrots after marinating soften up to create a lox-like texture. Use a piping bag filled with vegan cream cheese. Garnish with minced red onion, capers and microgreens for an elegant feel. This is a perfect one-bite vegan appetizer! Thanks to Star Market for sponsoring this post!
For the upcoming holidays, it will be just the two of us, socially distancing at home. I’m going to make it as festive as possible with food, movies, music and decorations. Connecting with friends and family online is a must. For food, this one-bite carrot lox cracker is first on my list. It’s easy to make, fun to assemble, gorgeous and delicious!
How to make this recipe: A step-by-step guide
To make this appetizer, start with the right components. Carrot lox, vegan cream cheese (your choice), minced red onion, capers, microgreens or dill. Use Open Nature® water crackers and SignatureSELECT™ salt and pepper to season.
About the Open Nature® and SignatureSELECT™ lines
The Open Nature® and SignatureSELECT™ lines used in this recipe are available exclusively in Boston at Star Market stores. These include ACME Markets, Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, United Supermarkets and Carrs. Visit starmarket.com/exclusivebrands to shop online or find a store near you.
Salt-baking carrots with no covering produces a firmer-textured lox that’s perfect for bagels. If you add foil over the top, you’ll get a softer texture, which is perfect for putting on crackers. I used SignatureSELECT™ Heavy Duty aluminum foil. It is perfect for sealing everything up!
Step One: Cover the carrots completely with coarse salt. Cover with the heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake according to these instructions for carrot lox.
Step Two: Allow the carrot lox to come to room temperature after it’s been baked and marinated. I like using a pastry bag for piping vegan cream cheese onto the crackers. You can add whatever tip you’d like for a measured amount.
Step Three: Add minced onion and capers. Top with the carrot lox and finish with microgreens or fresh dill.
If you’d like to have these again over the next couple of days … no problem! The carrot lox keeps well for up to a week in the refrigerator.
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Carrot Lox Crackers
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 30-40 crackers
- Diet: Vegan
These carrot lox crackers are perfect for the holidays. Use a piping bag filled with vegan cream cheese, then top with salt-baked carrots and garnish with minced red onion, capers and microgreens for an elegant feel. This is a perfect one-bite vegan appetizer!
- one recipe carrot lox, using Signature Select® heavy duty aluminum foil to cover during roasting time
- Open Nature® Water Crackers
- one container of vegan cream cheese, transferred to a piping bag with any tip of your choice
- 1/4 cup minced or mandolined red onion
- 1/4 cup capers
- 1 cup microgreens or 1/4 cup fresh dill
- Signature Select® salt and pepper set, to season
- To prepare for assembly, remove the carrot lox from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature.
- Place the water crackers onto a serving tray. Pipe each with some of the vegan cream cheese, followed by the red onion, capers and carrot lox. Top with microgreens or dill, and season with the salt and pepper.
- Serve immediately, saving any of the leftover components in separate containers for serving later.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Salt Baked, Marinated
- Cuisine: Jewish
Keywords: vegan lox, carrot lox, carrot lox appetizer, carrot lox recipe
Thank you to Star Market for sponsoring this post. I had the opportunity to work with a plant-based selection of Open Nature® and SignatureSELECT™ products from my local Star Market in Boston. Check out your local family of Albertsons stores to see what’s available in your area.
Hi! At what temperature is the oven? And for how many minutes the cooking? Can this precedence also be used for other roots or tubers?
Hi Cristina, if you click on the link on the recipe card in the post, it will take you to the recipe. This method also works with golden beets.
So healthy and so delicious AND beautiful! I had to look twice, they look so like LOX!