How to Make Plant-Based Hot Dogs with Carrots

This summer, chow down on these carrot hot dogs instead of processed meat alternatives. Simply marinate the carrots, toss them in the oven or grill, then serve with your favorite toppings.


carrots vegetable broth apple cider vinegar smoked paprika garlic powder onion powder

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soy sauce dijon mustard maple syrup liquid smoke hot dog buns oil

Step 1:

First, peel the carrots. Then trim them to fit your hot dog buns. Tip: Save the trimmed pieces and marinate them to make vegan pigs in a blanket!

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In a bowl or container, combine all the marinade ingredients. Whisk until combined, making sure to break up the mustard as much as possible.

Step 2:

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Pour the marinade over the carrots. Marinate for at least 30 minutes, rotating once halfway. For best results, marinate them overnight or for 24 hours.

Step 3:

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Drain the carrots and place in a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Brush with oil and leftover marinade. Cover with aluminum foil and roast for 20 minutes at 425°F.

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