Carrot Dogs

Carrot Dogs PinAs Seen On: Good Morning Washington on ABC7

I’m not gonna lie. I was highly skeptical of these Carrot Dogs when Amelia pitched them to me. I mean really…how can a carrot replace a hotdog?

Well, they can and I’m happy to admit that I had to eat some vegan crow. These carrot dogs are delicious! And they taste just like a real hotdog!

Growing up, hotdogs were a mainstay in my summer diet routine. After hours of fishing and swimming on Gardner Lake in Kansas, I would venture indoors in the heat of summer, microwave myself a hotdog and watch Beverly Hillbilly reruns in the air conditioning while I ate my lunch. It was quite the idyllic childhood.

As an adult prior to going vegan, I rarely ate hotdogs. Once I found out what was in them and how bad they are for your health, I couldn’t justify them any longer. But thanks to these carrot dogs, I get to eat my delicious dogs once again! Thank you Amelia!

We used regular orange carrots for the video, but we’ve also used purple carrots and we liked them better. They’re not always available, though. We also used Whole Foods 365 Whole Wheat Hot Dog Buns.

These would pair well with our Oven Roasted Red Potatoes.

Carrot Dogs Instructional Video

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.

Carrot Dogs
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You won't believe how much these vegan carrot dogs taste like real hotdogs. I was skeptical, too. But they really do taste like hotdogs, only nutritious.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 4 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 4 hours
Carrot Dogs
Votes: 5
Rating: 4.2
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
You won't believe how much these vegan carrot dogs taste like real hotdogs. I was skeptical, too. But they really do taste like hotdogs, only nutritious.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 4 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 4 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
Let's Cook the Carrots
  1. Fill a large flat skillet or pan with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Cut the carrots to bun length.
    Carrot Dogs Prep 1
  3. Reduce the water to a simmer and add the carrots. Cook for 10 minutes or until the carrots are fork tender but still firm. Cook the spare carrot parts, too, or eat them raw.
    Carrot Dogs Prep 2
Let's Prepare the Marinade
  1. Prepare the marinade by adding apple cider vinegar, water, sesame oil, tamari, garlic powder, liquid smoke, black pepper and salt to a sealable container large enough to fit 4 carrots. You can also use a ziplock bag.
  2. Add the carrots to the marinade and shake to coat. Let them soak for 4 hours or overnight if you like a stronger flavor.
Let's Cook the Carrot Dogs
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the carrot dogs on a baking sheet spaced apart.
    Carrot Dogs Prep 3
  3. Cook the carrot dogs for 10 minutes or until they are sizzling. You can also put the carrots in a bun, wrap with a paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds. That's how I used to cook hotdogs when I was a kid, and it works for these carrot dogs as well.
  4. Put the carrots on a hotdog bun and add with your favorite hotdog toppings like ketchup, mustard, relish, chili, onions, jalapeños, etc.
    Carrot Dogs Prep 4
Recipe Notes

Serving Size is 1 Carrot Dog.

Inspired by Cooking Vegan Magazine, Early Summer 2016 Edition.

8 replies
  1. Maia
    Maia says:

    Out of curiosity, are the protein and iron coming from the bun? Also, how many carrot dogs is a serving? I’m assuming one + bun, but the nutrition facts are unclear.

    I just marinated the carrots for tomorrow! I’m going to top them with some vegan pulled pork made from hearts of palm. Looking forward to it!

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  2. Jayne
    Jayne says:

    Made these the other night, marinated 4 hours and let me tell you they were pretty dam good! My husband who does not like carrots even liked them! Thanks for sharing

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