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Vegan Carrot Hot Dogs

Change up your grilling routine with these Vegan Carrot Hot Dogs. They are so easy to make - just steam, marinate & grill them up to perfection!
Course Entree
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 208kcal
Author Melissa Huggins

Ingredients

  • 8 large carrots , peeled & cut to the size of hot dog buns
  • 8 hot dog buns (gluten-free if preferred)

Marinade

Instructions

Marinade

  • In a medium bowl, whisk all marinade ingredients well. Set aside. 

Carrot Dogs

  • Place about 1 " of water into a large pot that will fit your steamer basket. Place your basket on the bottom and cover pot with a lid. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn heat to med-low to maintain a low boil and place carrots in basket. Cover and cook until carrots are tender throughout, about 20-25 minutes. *Keep an eye on the water so it doesn't fully evaporate. Add more hot water if needed. 
  • In a 2-quart baking dish (or similar), arrange the carrot so they all lay flat on the bottom. Pour the marinade on top of the carrots. Turn a few times and then spoon marinade on the top side of carrots. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 2-3 hours, turning once at the halfway mark and spoon mixture on top side of carrots again. 
  • Preheat your grill to med-high heat. Grill carrots for 2-3 minutes on each side, until lightly browned and they have charred grill marks (* You can also use a lightly oiled grill pan over medium heat). Place buns on the grill for 1-2 minutes for grill marks (*watch carefully). 
  • Dress you carrot dogs up and serve immediately! (*see notes for ideas) Enjoy! 

Notes

* Topping ideas: ketchup, mustard, vegan mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, salsa, hot sauce, chipotle sauce, relish, pickles, diced onion, roasted corn, jalapeños, fresh herbs, vegan sour cream, shredded vegan cheese, sauerkraut, pepperoncini and vegan bacon
* Prep time doesn't include marinating time of 2-3 hours. 
 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1(1 carrot dog) | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 12215IU | Vitamin C: 4.8mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2.1mg