Hot dogs are a quintessential summer food ― and pretty much irresistible when spiral cut ― but they aren’t very inclusive. What are the vegans, seagans and vegetarians suppose to eat at your summer shindig if you’re grilling dogs?
We have a suggestion: carrot “hot dogs.”
Carrot hot dogs replace the traditional dog with, well, a carrot. But not just any carrot: with one that’s been marinated in a smokey soy sauce and garlic dressing and roasted until soft and charred like Leite’s Culinaria does it. Then they can be put in a bun and topped just as you would a meat dog. (And let’s be honest here, the toppings are what really counts when it comes to hot dogs.)
Despite any skepticism you might be feeling, you should try these vegan “hot dogs.” Not only are they much healthier for you, they’re also easy to feed to a crowd and will surprise you with how good they are. They’ve even converted people who didn’t think they’d be on board with carrot hot dogs.
Get the carrot hot dog recipe from Leite’s Culinaria and cook for everyone this summer.