Cashew Cream Cheese (+vegan lox)!

Cashew Cream Cheese (+vegan lox)!

Cashew Cream Cheese (+vegan lox)!

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Spruce up your bagel with vegan cream cheese and lox.

Carrots, Cashews, Coconut Oil, Lemon, Nutritional Yeast,


  • cashews (soaked) - 1/2 cup (65 g)
  • coconut oil (room temp) - 2 tsp. (9 g)
  • lemon (no rind) - drink garnish size
  • nutritional yeast - 1 tsp. (5 g)
  • salt - 1/4 tsp. (1.5 g)
  • water - 1 Tbsp. (15 mL)
  • Optional: scallions or chives (chopped) - 1/4 cup (25 g)
  • "LOX"
  • carrots (w/peels) - 2 large
  • olive oil - 1 Tbsp.
  • water - 1/2 cup
  • soy sauce - 2 tsp.
  • vegan worcestershire sauce - 1 tsp.
  • liquid smoke - 1/2 tsp.
  • kosher salt - 1 Tbsp.
  • seaweed/nori - 1 sheet
  • bagel - 2 whole
  • cucumber - 1/4 whole
  • red onion - 2 slices
  • capers - 2 tsp.



  1. Soak your cashews overnight if possible (if not, soak em in hot water now)
  2. Add all ingredients into 8 oz Vitamix container
  3. (If you’re using a larger container, you’ll have to quadruple the batch)
  4. Blend on low for 15-20 seconds
  5. Ramp to high and blend until smooth
  6. Mix in chives or scallions with a spoon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. Line a baking pan with parchment paper
  3. Grease carrots with olive oil
  4. Bake on 400 F for 30-40 min, until soft but not mushy
  5. While baking, mix together marinade
  6. Take out carrots and let cool
  7. Once cool, slice w/a mandolin or peeler (you want uneven pieces)
  8. Put the carrot slices and marinade in a plastic bag, seal and refrigerate
  9. Let marinade for at least 30 minutes, but several hours is more ideal


  1. Construct bagel as you would with “normal” cream cheese and lox
  2. Spread with cream cheese, pile on the lox
  3. Top w/the good stuff (we like ours with cucumbers, red onion, and capers)
  4. Snap a pic and tag #lifeisNOYOKE
  5. Enjoy!

Useful tips for Cashew Cream Cheese (+vegan lox)!

The recipe for lox was adapted from My Darling Vegan’s blog (linked below). We made a couple of tweaks, and are going to continue perfecting this recipe. But the most important thing is this: the longer it marinades, the better!

This is a recipe for 2 people (although you’ll have some lox leftover). You’ll need to make more cream cheese if you are not using the 8 oz. Vitamix container like we did here. Just make sure to prep some extra lox to match your cream cheese ratio 🙂

Classic worcestershire sauce is not vegan. Make sure to check the ingredients. Annie’s Naturals says vegan on the bottle, that’s what we used.