Friday, September 4, 2015

Carrot Hot Dog (from Clean Eating Veggie Girl)

Super weird. 

Day 4: Tell about a weird food combo that you love

Today's Vegan Month of Food topic is a tough one for me. I mean, really, is there any food combo that's just too weird? It will be super fun to click around and see what everyone else in the vegan world considers 'weird.' (use #veganmofo or #vgnmf15 on instagram or twitter or facebook or google)

I kept tasting that weird little piece, just to make sure. 

I think a carrot hot dog might qualify as 'weird,' especially for you non-vegans out there. It's like combining all the totally nasty stuff in a 'real' hot dog with all the natural stuff in a carrot. Is that weird? Not too weird for me. I think it's WEIRD to eat the ingredients in a 'real' hot dog. Trust me, these little carrot weirdos are super tasty and completely free of all the 'weird' stuff you might encounter at a meat-eaters BBQ.


Here's what you need:
(from Clean Eating Veggie Girl)
2 large carrots, peeled, cut to the length of a hot dog bun
1/4 C soy sauce
1/4 C water
1 T rice vinegar
1 T sesame oil
1/2 T cider vinegar
dash liquid smoke
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 t dried ginger
1/4 t black pepper
1/8 t granulated onion powder

Here's what you do:
Simmer the carrots till fork tender, but not mushy. Whisk together the marinade and allow carrots to marinate for 24 hours. (Ziplock bag works great here)
Brown the carrots in a tiny bit of oil, drizzling in some extra marinade if desired. They should get nice and soft and brown, with small burned places.

Serve with the usual suspects. :) Weird, right?


  1. You know what, it is kind of weird. I keep seeing these across the vegan facebook pages and have always thought a carrot dog is an abomination! Surely it just tastes like a carrot in a bun?? hahaha. Maybe I should stop being judgey and try it!!

  2. LOVE this suggestion! Might have to try it!

  3. I have wanted to try the carrot hot dog thing for a while. But I think I may have to keep it secret - can you imagine what the non-vegans would say to carrot hot dogs?!

    Yours looks so delicious though.

  4. Just made these, minus the ginger. Ah-mazing!

    1. Right? So strange, but they actually taste great! Especially with all the 'fixins'


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