Cream Cheese Carrot Lox Canapés

Author: Sarah Cobacho

Published: November 1, 2022

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Vegan cream cheese carrot lox canapés arranged on a platter, topped with fresh dill and served with crackers.

These cream cheese carrot lox appetisers look so impressive and are sure to wow your guests. They are actually relatively straightforward to make, and everything can be made ahead of time to be assembled just before your party.

The healthy seeded crackers are one of the most popular recipes we’ve ever shared! Combined with the colourful carrot ribbons, cream cheese, fresh dill and capers, you’ve got a festive and delicious appetiser that brings a bright and flavourful touch to the party.

Plus, the entire recipe is plant-based, so it’s suitable for anyone at the party following a vegan or vegetarian diet!

Vegan cream cheese carrot lox canapés arranged on a platter, topped with fresh dill and served with crackers.

Cream Cheese Carrot Lox Canapés

Impress your guests with these straightforward, make-ahead Cream Cheese Carrot Lox Canapés. A vibrant, flavorful, and plant-based appetizer perfect for any party.
Sarah Cobacho (
Prep Time1 hour
Total Time1 day
Servings 15


Seeded Crackers

  • 1 cup mixed seeds
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic
  • ½ tsp chili flakes (optional)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cup chickpea flour (besan)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • cup warm water

Cashew Cream

  • 1 cup cashew
  • 1 tsp Dijon
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup plant-based milk

Carrot Lox

  • 4 carrots
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tsp powdered nori (blended nori sheet)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp capers brine

For Serving

  • 15 crackers (we used our homemade gluten-free seeded crackers recipe)
  • ½ cup fresh dill
  • 3 tbsp baby capers


  • Preheat the oven to 320 degrees F (160 C). In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients for the crackers. Add olive oil and water to create a mixture. Pour the mixture onto some baking paper, cover with a second piece of paper, and spread the mixture to be 0.5cm thick. Remove the top layer of paper and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Allow the crackers to cool down before breaking them apart by hand.
  • Soak the cashews overnight. After soaking, drain and rinse the cashews. Blend the cashews until smooth along with Dijon, nutritional yeast, salt, lemon juice, and plant-based milk. Set the cashew cream in the fridge for 1 hour before using.
  • Peel the carrots and slice them thinly using a peeler. In a bowl, mix olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, tamari, powdered nori, lemon juice, maple syrup, rice vinegar, and capers brine. Add the carrot slices and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • Assemble the canapés by spreading the cashew cream on the crackers, adding a few slices of carrot lox, and topping with fresh dill and baby capers.
COURSE Appetizer
CUISINE Plant-Based
KEYWORDS Easy Party Food, Healthy Canapés, Homemade Crackers, Plant-Based Appetizer
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