Tomato Lox

Tomato may not be the most obvious salmon substitute, but it is certainly a delicious one! Marinating the tomato in even a bit of seaweed can give it a strong sea flavor, and adding liquid smoke or smoked paprika makes it a very convincing bagel-brunch substitute. Try this with your favorite vegan cream cheese!


Tomato Lox


  • Bagel, toast, crackers – carbs of preference
  • Kite Hill cream cheese, plain
  • 1 tomato, cut into quarters
  • 1-2 tsp liquid smoke (or sub smoked paprika)
  • ½ tsp kelp flakes or powder
  • 1 tsp dill
  • ¾ – 1 cup warm water (enough to cover tomato)

To prepare:

Combine liquid smoke, kelp, dill, water and add tomato – marinate for at least ½ hour. Slice thin pieces off the marinated tomato, top toast with cream cheese, tomato pieces, and any extra spices as preferred.

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