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Bagels with Tomato Lox

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(* indicates my preferred ingredients – see notes for alternatives)


6 large Roma tomatoes

3 tablespoons tamari/soy sauce /coconut aminos

2 teaspoons O&V Smoked EVOO *

1 teaspoon water

1 teaspoon kelp powder *

Vegan (or non-vegan) cream cheese to spread

Toppings of Chives, capers, radishes, red onion, black sesame seeds,





Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Piece the skins of the Roma tomatoes with a paring knife and drop them into the water for 30-60 seconds. Remove from boiling water and place in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.


Peel the skins off the tomatoes, cut in quarters, remove seeds and place tomato pieces in a bowl.


In a separate bowl, combine the tamari, smoky EVOO, water and kelp powder in a small bowl until well combined. Drizzle over the tomato quarters, mix well so all pieces are well coated. Cover and marinade in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.


Toast bagels, spread with cream cheese and top with a layer of tomato lox. Garnish with capers, thinly sliced radishes, red onion, chives and black sesame seeds





Serves 6

Active time 10 minutes Total Time:40 minutes






* The Smoked EVOO adds phenomenal smokiness to this tomato “lox”. The Smoky Garlic Grape seed oil is another good option although it lends a garlicky flavor that most people don’t necessarily associate with lox.


* Kelp powder is easily available in many Asian stores or online, you can also just crush up a dried kombu sheet (also available at most grocery stores with Asian products).


Highlighted products are available at Oil & Vinegar stores.








Categories: Breakfast and Brunch, Dairy Free, Smoked EVOO, Smoky Garlic Oil, Kelp Powder, Tomatoes, Vegetarian Lox, Bagels and Lox, Cream Cheese, Vegan, Vegetarian Breakfast, Tamari, Soy Sauce, Capers, Radish

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