Trend: vegan caviar (but what is it made of and what can you do with it?)

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You could already score it in the Swedish delicatessen at IKEA, but recently Albert Heijn also has jars of vegan caviar. We are naturally very curious: what is it actually? How does it taste? And what can you do with it?

What is caviar?

As much as we love caviar, if there’s one thing it’s not, it’s vegan. After all, unfertilized fish eggs are extracted from the sturgeon for caviar.

This fish is not only overfished, the fish also lays anything but annual eggs. It can even take up to 20 years for them to fertilize again, which only increases their scarcity – hence the high price tag of the product.

country caviar at 212
Vegan caviar at restaurants

Would you rather not invest in this production process, or pay yourself blue? The pleasant mouthfeel of caviar can now also be achieved with a vegetable variant.

Restaurant Yerba in Amsterdam, for example, has been doing this for much longer, and we also tasted a delicious dish with vegan caviar ‘from the land’ at 212* and the new Obsidian by Graphite . If we do some research into this, it turns out that land caviar is synonymous with the seeds of the Houkigi, or the summer cypress. The seeds would naturally have a crunch reminiscent of that of caviar.

Vegan caviar in the supermarket

Yet you don’t even have to go looking for it in these kinds of top stores, you can also buy such a jar at the plant-based range at Albert Heijn these days .

For less than two euros you get vegan caviar made from seaweed – a good idea anyway if you want to create a fishy, ​​salty aroma. And don’t ask us how the creators managed it, but the texture of bursting pearls is also very well imitated in the vegetable variant.

dish with vegan caviar at Obsidian by Graphite

On blinis, chips or rice

You may already be reading between the lines: we are quite enthusiastic about this product. We like to spoon it on blinis with some sour cream, which is a great snack for Sunday brunch. Also delicious: spoon it on a dollop of cream cheese, as a dip for chips.

Even with rice bowls, vegan caviar is a welcome topping (hello umami, hello texture!). For example, we are sure that such a spoonful of the stuff is fantastic with this Scandinavian salmon bowl . On your avocado toast, on your scrambled eggs, on your vegetarian sushi … Get a jar like this at home and you can spread it on all the favorites from your repertoire.

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