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May 24, 2021

Easy Vegan Carrot Dogs

Easy Vegan Carrot Dogs are a delicious and healthy summer BBQ dish! Top these carrot dogs with your favorite condiments for a tasty meal.

Easy Vegan Carrot Dogs

Carrot Dogs!! Yes, these lil gems are completely real and incredibly delicious!

I used to love eating hotdogs as a kid. And while I have a small amount of nostalgia for summer cookouts with hotdogs on the grill I'm so glad that carrot dogs have come to save the day, turning a not-so-healthy dish into a veggie-ful meal!

What are carrot dogs?

Carrot dogs are basically hot dogs, but instead of being made from animals, they're just carrots!

A small or medium sized carrot is the perfect size to fit in a hot dog bun. And you can grill the carrot just like you would a regular hot dog. Then you just top with your favorite condiments. So easy!

Recipe Features

  • Dietary needs — these carrot dogs are completely plant-based, no meat in sight! They are also oil-free, sugar-free, and will be gluten-free as long as you use gluten-free hot dog buns.
  • Quick and easy — I even put it in the name, these dogs are super easy to make. Besides the carrots, there's only a few other ingredients to help give the carrots some flavor.
  • Vegetarian BBQ option — these carrot dogs are perfect to serve at a summer BBQ for those who don't want to eat meat.

Easy Vegan Carrot Dogs

Ingredients

  • Carrots: Pick out a few small to medium sized carrots for these dogs. You'll want carrots that fit nicely into hot dog buns. If they are too big, it will be awkward to eat and they'll take forever to cook.
  • Tomato Paste: For a BBQ sauce flavor, we'll mix up some tomato paste and date syrup.
  • Date Syrup: If you don't have date syrup,  you can sub maple syrup.
  • Condiments: Hot Dog Buns, Mustard, Ketchup, Relish, etc.

How to make Easy Vegan Carrot Dogs

Step 1. Wash the carrots. Peel if desired.

Step 2. Mix the tomato paste and date syrup. Coat each carrot with the tomato paste mixture.

Step 3. Heat a non-stick pan to medium-high heat. Place the carrots on the pan and cook until browned. Rotate and brown the remaining sides.

Step 4. When the carrots are cooked, serve like hot dogs! Place each carrots in a bun and top with your desired toppings. Enjoy!

Easy Vegan Carrot Dogs

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for these fun summer treats. We're grateful for healthy foods. Amen.

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Easy Vegan Carrot Dogs

Easy Vegan Carrot Dogs

Easy Vegan Carrot Dogs are a delicious and healthy summer BBQ dish! Top these carrot dogs with your favorite condiments for a tasty meal.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

6

Prep:

5

min

cook:

15

min

total:

20

min

Ingredients

  • 6 Medium Carrots
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Date Syrup
  • Hot Dog Buns, Mustard, Ketchup, Relish, etc.

Instructions

  1. Wash the carrots. Peel if desired.
  2. Mix the tomato paste and date syrup. Coat each carrot with the tomato paste mixture.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan to medium-high heat. Place the carrots on the pan and cook until browned. Rotate and brown the remaining sides.
  4. When the carrots are cooked, serve like hot dogs! Place each carrots in a bun and top with your desired toppings. Enjoy!

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August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography