Odontella is a vegan salmon startup project that has been launched in Bordeaux, France. The main ingredient, you’re wondering? According to France Info, it’s microalga! The salmon is a pink dough that looks and tastes just like smoked salmon, but it’s totally plant-based, which is great news for all of us eating a plant-based diet.

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Biologist Pierre Calleja said of the microalga, “We find it in different forms in the food chain in the oceans and it arrives on our plates in the form of fish. It has all the molecules that are beneficial to humans and we can use it like salmon, shellfish, and St Jacques scallops.” The little pink pieces are the only one of its kind that is authorized for human consumption. It’s rich in iodine, amino acids and proteins, and iodine. It takes 15 days to produce a batch of it and only 3 hours to create the tasty product!


Vegan seafood is big right now, did you know?

As veganism grows, so do the innovative ideas. We have plenty of vegan “seafood” options for you to try until this salmon is more accessible. So, never fear! Vegan seafood is always a good idea.

Not Smoked Salmon ScrambleNOT Smoked Salmon Scramble

This NOT Smoked Salmon Scramble is a delicious, plant-based alternative to the real thing. Made with carrots, fennel, plain tofu and turmeric, this scramble will surprise and delight anyone eating it.

‘Salmon’ Salad Sandwich‘Salmon’ Salad Sandwich

Does this look delicious or what? This is an incredibly simple Salmon Salad Sandwich recipe that you can easily recreate in your own kitchen. Soak chickpeas the night before so that tomorrow you can have a killer salmon salad sandwich that would trick even the most dedicated of seafood lovers!

Smoked Carrot ‘Salmon’ SandwichesSmoked Carrot ‘Salmon’ Sandwiches

Who needs real salmon when you can make this Smoked Carrot Salmon Sandwich! This dish is made out of carrots layered over sourdough bread, dill, and vegan cream cheese! This is a great plant-based twist on the classic that’s even better than the original.


If you want more fish-less fishy recipes like these, we also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Odontella