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Hot Dogs Made With Carrots

Hot Dogs Made With CarrotsCheck out my updated Carrot Hot Dog Recipe here.

If there is one thing we haven’t mastered in the vegan world, it is the vegan hot dog. Is it just me, or are they all just, kind of, not that good? I have yet to find a brand of premade veggie dogs that really excite me. They are all too dry or, rubbery, or have a strange after-taste. So, when I saw a picture on Reddit of a veggie dog made out of a (dare I say it?) carrot, I was intrigued – a carrot hot dog. I will try anything once, so I went to the fridge and started collecting all my salty, acidic, flavorful condiments and seasonings, to start on a tasty marinade.

You will find the final product below, and gosh darn it does it taste closer to the real thing than anything else I have tried from a store. The best part is that these homemade veggie dogs are the easiest thing to make ever, but also use only 1 main ingredient–and its good for you! Carrot hot dogs. Awesome.

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5.0 from 4 reviews
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I know it sounds crazy, but these carrot hot dogs are the best veggie dogs I have ever had! Make easy veggie dogs at home with simple ingredients and an easy-to-follow recipe.
Recipe type: BBQ
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
  • ⅛ cup rice vinegar
  • ⅛ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp Sesame seed oil
  • ¼ cup tamari
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp ginger powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2-4 carrots
  1. In boiling water, cook carrots for about 6 to 8 mins, or until fork tender. DO NOT OVERCOOK THEM. They should not be mushy.
  2. Once the timer has gone off, remove them from the boiling water, and run them under very cold water to stop them from continuing to cook.
  3. In a large ziplock bag or long sealable dish, combine all your remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Add the now cooled carrots to the marinade, shake slightly to coat, and place in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. I like to do this for 2 full day, it's my sweet spot.
  1. After the carrots have marinated, you can cook these on a BBQ or in a frying pan.
  1. Toss them on there, rotating to ensure even cooking this should take about 5-10 mins to heat through.
  1. Over medium heat, place the carrots and a few tbsp of the marinade onto a frying pan.
  2. Heat the carrots for approximately 8 to 10 minutes, on all sides, or until heated through.

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  • Wow! I was skeptical when trying out this recipe, but these “hot dog” are SO amazing! I was really tired when I tried to make these, so I accidentally added a whole teaspoon of all the spices, but they still turned out amazing. The texture is unbelievable, and you don’t really notice the carroty-ness at all. Thank you so much for this recipe!!!

  • Leesa Margarella says:

    Wow! I love these! Thank you SO much ❤️

  • Along with the flavor for me is the texture of the hot dog. Before I went vegan, a hot dog was my all time favorite food bar none else. Does the carrot have the texture of a dog in a bun? Thanks

  • Lindsey says:

    Can these be frozen and reheated or will that ruin the texture?

    • it would ruin the texture. But you can leave them in the marinate for quite a long time as you are essentially pickling them.

  • Been making them for the past few months! Family and friends love them. Now if I could find a healthy hot dog bun to put it in!

  • Can someone help me out with what ACV stands for?

  • Christine says:

    Could you steam the carrots instead in order to retain more nutrients?

  • I can’t find where to save this to pintrest?

    • Karen says:

      If you install the PinIt button, you can pin from almost any site. I used it to Pin this page

  • Great recipe. Today is the third time making them. Only change to the recipe I have made is adding a quarter teaspoon of liguid smoke.

  • I just found these, so havent made them yet, but they are certainly on my list. Where did you get those buns? Are they homemade?

  • The veggie dogs are absolutely amazing. By far the best I have ever had. Super creation 🙂
    I rate this veggie dog 5 star

  • Jimjam says:

    These are actually the bomb.

  • This is actually pure genius! So happy Nikky told me about your site. Like actually so brilliant.

  • Amazing…..
    Best tasting vegan hotdog I’ve ever eaten and super easy.


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