Vegan Hot Dogs
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  • Food: Vegan Hot Dogs

  • Writer: Alice

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The best vegan hot dogs I’ve ever tried are these.

They have a rich, delicious flavor that makes them ideal for summer cookouts and BBQs. Start the grill! These vegan hot dogs are so cute!

This dish is perfect if you’re searching for something delicious and entertaining to create for a barbeque or BBQ this summer, my friends.

These vegan hot dogs are my favorite since they are authentic veggie dogs.

They aren’t manufactured with any of the components that are frequently included on the labels of store-bought vegan hot dogs, such as soy protein, pea protein, or others. They are created using vegetables instead! more specifically, carrots.

I realize it sounds absurd. Why does a carrot have a hot dog-like flavor? Well, I can guarantee you that this common root vegetable tastes shockingly similar to the real thing when prepared with the proper marinade and grilled for a short period of time.

These carrot hot dogs have a good juicy bite and are delicious and smokey. Both vegans and meat-eaters will love them if you serve them on soft buns with loads of flavorful toppings.


Vegan Hot Dogs
Food: Vegan Hot Dogs
Source: One Green Planet

What you’ll need to create these carrot hot dogs is listed below:

  • Obviously, carrots! Look for ones that resemble a typical hot dog in shape—short and somewhat hefty.
  • Tamari and apple cider vinegar are the main components of the marinade for hot dogs. It is acidic and subtly sweet because of the apple cider vinegar, and salty thanks to the tamari. Lacking tamari? Here, regular soy sauce will also work. Just keep in mind that using tamari that has been certified gluten-free is required to make this recipe gluten-free.
  • Smoked paprika gives the marinade a smokey hot dog taste.
  • Additionally, garlic powder adds a strong umami flavor to the marinade.

Peel the carrots and steam them until they are fork-tender but still a little hard in the middle before adding them to the marinade. The carrots can absorb the strong aromas of the marinade by steaming them for only a few minutes.

After the carrots have steamed, put them in a shallow dish with the marinade and cover them with water. Overnight chill them. Char them on the grill the following day, then serve. So simple!


I’ll tell you the truth: Although the flavor and texture of these vegan hot dogs are uncannily similar to that of an actual hot dog, you should serve them with all the condiments so that you can truly feel like you’re not just eating a carrot. Here are some combos I really like:

  • The vegan hot dog from Chicago. Slices of tomato, mayo, mustard, sport peppers, and relish can be used to adorn this festive dog. Serve it on a poppyseed bun and go the additional mile by adding chopped onions and a pickle spear.
  • The dog taco. Add pickled red onions, jalapenos, cilantro, and crumbled Cotija to your carrot hot dog.
  • The vegan hot dog in German style. Add some sauerkraut and plenty of mustard to finish it off.
  • The timeless. With ketchup, mustard, and homemade relish, you can’t go wrong.

What toppings do you enjoy using on vegan hot dogs? Comment below and let me know!

I like to serve these vegan hot dogs with one or two robust side dishes because they are a rather light main dish. Try serving them with one of these hearty salads for a picnic:

  • Salad of three beans
  • Vegetarian Potato Salad
  • fettuccine salad
  • Salad of vegan pasta
  • Corn and Black Bean Salad

Add fruit salad, potato chips, and additional grilled vegetables to the meal to complete it. Enjoy!


This recipe for meatless, vegan carrot hot dogs is so much fun to grill! They’re delicious and savory, making them ideal for summer cookouts and BBQs.

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Marinating Time: 8 hrs.
Total Time: 8 hrs. 30 mins
Serves: 8


  • 8 medium-hot dog-sized carrots1½ pounds
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup tamari
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Wateras needed
  • Avocado oilfor drizzling
  • Hot dog bunsfor serving
  • Homemade relish for serving
  • Desired fixings


Vegan Hot Dogs
Food: Vegan Hot Dogs
Source: One Green Planet
  1. The carrots should be peeled and trimmed to fit your hot dog buns.
  2. Put the carrots in a steamer basket and place them over a saucepan that is half-filled with water. When the carrots are fork-tender but slightly firm in the middle, simmer the water for 10 to 12 minutes, cover, and steam.
  3. Make the marinade in the meanwhile. Combine the apple cider vinegar, tamari, smoked paprika, and garlic powder in a shallow container or baking dish. Add enough water to completely cover the carrots in the marinade, along with the steamed carrots. Allow coming to room temperature before putting it in the refrigerator to marinate for the night.
  4. The carrot hot dogs are grilled. The grill or grill pan should be heated to medium-high. The carrots should be taken out of the marinade and dried. Add avocado oil and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, flipping as grill marks appear on each side, or until thoroughly browned.
  5. Take the meat off the grill, then serve it in buns with your preferred fixings and homemade relish.