Vegan Carrot Hot Dog

If anyone had ever told me that vegan hotdog could taste like a regular hot dog before I tried these, I would have told them they were crazy!If anyone had ever told me that a vegan hotdog made from a carrot could taste like a regular hot dog before I tried these, I would have told them they were crazy! Throw one of these in a bun, add ketchup and mustard, and you have yourself a seriously delicious vegan hot dog. I had this for dinner last night and I felt like a kid again. YUM! I also have some exciting news for you!

Benefits of A Vegan Hotdog Made With Carrots

My amazing acupuncturist, Phyllis Kung, of PK Acupuncture and Wellness and I are teaming up to bring some awesome nutrition info into your life! She is extremely knowledgeable about how foods play a huge role in healing and regulating the body as well as how they fit into Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Here are some cool facts about carrots according to TCM:
  • Their sweet taste makes them both nourishing and neutral, meaning they are good for all body types
  • They support spleen and stomach function
  • They are alkaline-forming, which supports detoxification of intestines, stomach, and spleen
  • Due to their high Vitamin A and silicon content, they are great anti-inflammatories for skin conditions (such as acne and skin lesions like chicken pox and measles) and mucous membrane conditions (such as digestive, respiratory, and urinary tract infections)

If anyone had ever told me that vegan hotdog could taste like a regular hot dog before I tried these, I would have told them they were crazy!


Annie Recipe: Carrot Hot Dogs

Cost per serving: $0.23
Calories per serving: 25

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This recipe was adapted from the Fat-Free Vegan’s website. Find the original recipe here.



Vegan Carrot Hotdog
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Try these vegan hotdogs at your next cookout!
Course: BBQ, Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Servings: 4 servings
  • 4 Carrots remove ends and cut into length of bun
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 Tbsp Bragg’s liquid aminos (soy sauce will work too)
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 dashes liquid smoke
  1. Fill pot halfway with water and bring to a boil. Add carrots and reduce to medium heat. Cook for about 10 minutes (until you can pierce through it with a fork).
  2. Combine apple cider vinegar, water, Bragg’s liquid aminos, garlic powder, and liquid smoke in a container large enough to hold the carrots to create the marinade.
  3. Once carrots have cooled, place them in container with marinade and let them marinate overnight.
  4. The next day, warm them up and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Equipment You’ll Need: stock pot, large container with tight lid



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Annie Markowitz
Annie is a holistic health coach and PhD student in Nutrition at the University of Texas at Austin. She is passionate about helping others heal themselves through the power of nutrition and achieve their health and wellness goals! In her spare time, she loves cooking, playing with her dog, and sharing healthy, vegan, budget-friendly recipes on her blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. It was during Annie’s college years that she developed a passion. “Anytime I wasn’t stuck in the library cramming my brain with organic chemistry or physics, I spent researching nutrition, recipes and ways to become the healthiest, happiest person I could be,” she says. It didn’t take her long to realize that the key to true health is through nutrition. She witnessed the power of nutrition firsthand, and by changing her own diet to incorporate more real food, not only did she lose weight, but she was able to think more clearly, have more energy, and live a more vibrant life. She decided the best way to share her own knowledge and passion for nutrition with others was through her blog, VegAnnie. It is on VegAnnie where you’ll find healthy, budget-friendly recipes that are quick and easy to make without compromising taste. You’ll also find some how-tos, vegan dog food recipes and tips on healthy living.