Carrot Hot Dogs


For another variation, spread the bun with nut butter before adding the carrot and omit the other condiments.  Or eat the marinated carrots straight from the fridge as a snack or sliced into a salad.


  • 4 medium carrots, scrubbed or peeled, ends cut offMarinade:
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • Condiments to taste: ketchup, mustard, pickle relish, sauerkraut, etc.



  1. Simmer carrots in a pan of water until just fork tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Combine marinade ingredients in a baking dish that will hold the carrots in a single layer. Add the drained carrots and turn to coat all sides.
  3. Allow carrots to marinate, covered, in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days, turning the carrots occasionally.To Prepare:
  4. Remove carrots from marinade and heat them in a frying pan on the stovetop for about 3 minutes, turning them halfway through; or put the carrots on the grill.
  5. Serve in hot dog buns with your choice of condiments.


Shared by Bonnie Ambrosi