Carrot Dog

Not only are these carrots in a hot dog bun a great prank, but they're also full of flavor and taste great.


  • 4 large carrots
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon melted vegan butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/4 cup water from boiled carrots
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • Toppings:
  • Wasabi mayo (1/2 cup mayo mixed with 2 tablespoons wasabi paste)
  • Crispy jalapeños
  • Fresh jalapeños
  • Mustard
  • Sweet relish
  • Diced white onion
  • Ketchup


  1. Bring a medium pot of water to boil, add carrots and boil for 8 to 9 minutes, or until they feel slightly tender when poked with a fork. Drain carrots, reserving 1/4 cup of carrot water.
  2. In a large bowl, add all marinade ingredients and stir until well mixed.
  3. Place the drained, boiled carrots in a large zip-top bag with the marinade. Allow to marinate for 24 hours. Gently shake the bag every once in awhile to ensure each carrot gets marinated.
  4. Grill the carrots for about 4 minutes on each side, or until they look nicely charred. If using a nonstick pan instead of grill, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil first.
  5. Toast hot dog buns, place carrot dogs in each, and add preferred toppings.