These little bites make a great brunchy appetizer!
I was in a fun and fancy free mood, I was also craving a bagel and lox. A quick google search confirmed a plant version is possible, my new mission: Create and devour.
I used a peeler to shave my carrots nice and thin. I also opted to keep my carrots raw. Just massage them, let them marinate for a few minutes and they are ready to go!
I decided to serve my carrots on toasted baguette slices but these carrots can be added to a bagel, salad, sandwich or pizza!
You can use your favorite 'cream cheese or nut cheese' spread on the toast points. I made a quick sunflower seed spread.
4-6 Raw carrots
1 Tablespoon liquid smoke (sub worcestershire sauce in a pinch)
1 teaspoon woresterchsire
2 teaspoons kelp seasoning (sub garlic powder)
1/2 teaspoon dulce flakes (sub onion powder)
sea salt or smoked salt
sunflower spread* or your favorite cream cheese or nut cheese
1 organic baguette loaf*
Peel carrots into large bowl
Add all liquid and powder seasonings
Massage and squeeze the spices into the carrots - let sit
substitutions will give you less of a smokey, seafood taste and more of a savory bite.
3/4 cup sunflower seeds
sea salt or smoked salt to taste
2 Tablespoons of nutrimental yeast (maybe more add a little at a time)
1/2 teaspoon camu camu**
Add all ingredients to small blender, blend until creamy. Adjust seasoning as needed.
*Camu Camu is a badass, super food, 1/2 teaspoon provides 400% of our DV of vitamin C! It is not necessary for this recipe but adds another layer of flavor and nutritional value!
recipe adapted from delightfully vegan