A white bowl filled with vegan clam dip with a chip scooping out some dip.


A mock clam dip using king mushrooms to make vegan clam dip.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, gluten free, vegan
Keyword mock clam, vegan clam
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 98 kcal


  • 1 large king mushroom diced about 1 cup of diced mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp neutral flavored oil like canola
  • 1 tsp kelp flakes
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp hot water
  • 1 8 oz. package vegan cream cheese like Toffuti or Trader Joes brand


  1. Wash the king mushroom and cut off the bottom 1 ½ inches and the brown cap off and discard.

  2. Dice the mushroom into small bite sized pieces about 1 cm cubed.

  3. Add oil to the bottom of a skillet.

  4. Add mushrooms and sprinkle with salt and ½ tsp of kelp granules.

  5. Fry in oil on medium heat until they release their juices and become slightly translucent.

  6. While mushrooms are cooking, mix hot water, salt, garlic powder, and the other ½ tsp kelp granules in a bowl and let it sit for a few minutes.

  7. Add vegan cream cheese and cooked mushrooms to the bowl of broth mixture and mix well.

  8. Chill for at least an hour to allow the flavors to mix.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (4 tbsp)
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 258mg11%
Potassium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.