Easy Carrot Hot Dogs for Easter
I discovered the joy of a delicious carrot dog last summer and since then, I’ve been hooked. Healthy and delicious, carrot dogs are a simple, affordable and accessible alternative to other vegan hot dogs on the market. This Easter, why not get festive and literally eat rabbit food? Here is how you can easily make vegan carrot hot dogs at home.
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Carrot Hot Dogs
- 4 hot dog bun sized orange carrots
- 4 vegan-friendly hot dog buns
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp vegan worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp liquid smoke
- chopped onions
- Wash and peel carrots. Chop off the very tips of both ends. You can optionally use a vegetable peeler to shave the carrot further and to round the ends making it look more like (carrot) hot dogs as a great way to fool kids!
- In a large pot of hot water, boil the carrots just until they begin to soften. You still want them relatively firm. About 5-8 minutes in salted boiling water should suffice. Rinse in a strainer under cold water to stop the carrots from continuing to cook during the marination process.
- In a large dish, add the apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, maple syrup, vegan worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke together. Place the semi-cooked carrots into mixture and let marinate for an hour.
- After marinating, cook your carrots on the grill until they are tender enough where you can work a fork through but still hard enough where they are not mush. Once ready, remove from the grill and let sit in aluminum foil to keep warm until you are ready to serve.
- After toasting your hot dog buns on the grill, put cooked carrot dogs inside and top with your favorite barbecue essentials! My favorite toppings are ketchup, onions and jalapeños. Enjoy with other barbecue favorites such as our BBQ glazed vegetable skewers or vegan macaroni salad.
What will you be cooking up for Easter dinner? Will you try making a bunch of carrot hot dogs using this recipe? Let me know in the comments below.