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Healthy Carrot Hot Dog

Are you a Fast-food lover? Then you will definitely love this recipe as it is a healthy alternative which is already our favorite fast-food!

Carrot dogs are having an incredible taste which is so different but super catchy.

Catch this recipe along with some interesting information ;)

In the 1800s, many German immigrants came to the New World, bringing along with them their own culinary traditions. It is believed that the very first hot dog – once called ‘dachshund sausages’ – was sold by a German immigrant out of a food cart in New York in the 1860s. Around 1870, a German immigrant by the name of Charles Feltman opened the first hot dog stand on Coney Island. He sold over 3,600 frankfurters (in a bun) that year. In 1880, a sausage vendor in St. Louis who gave white gloves to customers to hold their hot sausages ran out of gloves; he began giving out the hot links inside a white bun instead. By 1893, the hot dog was a favorite baseball park treat. Some believe this is owed to Chris Von de Ahe, the owner of the St. Louis Browns and a local bar, who introduced hot dogs to pair with his beer; others claim it was Harry Stevens, a concessionaire at the New York Giants baseball stadium, who actually popularized the ‘red hots’ at sporting games.

In 1916, Nathan Handwerker – a Polish immigrant and employee of Feltman’s – opened a hot dog stand of his own, selling them for half the price of his competitor; Feltman was eventually forced to close up shop. By the 1920s, Nathan’s Famous was just that: famous. His dogs became known nationwide. With the word of the hot dog making its way from east to west, it became widespread in American culture: it appeared at backyard BBQs and Fourth of July celebrations, even making its way onto a White House menu in 1939. To discuss how to address issues with the Nazis, King George VI of England and Queen Elizabeth made the first royal visit to the US. FDR and the first lady hosted a picnic, where Eleanor decided to serve America’s hot dog. Having never tried one before, the Queen asked, ‘How do you eat this?‘ That same year, the West Coast responded with its own hot dog stand: Paul and Betty Pink opened the famous Pink’s in Los Angeles. *source

And now it's time to jump straight to the recipe!

Prep: 15 min

Cook time: 15 min

Marinade time: 4-6 hours

Level: easy

Servings: 5 portions

Calories per serving: 182 kcal

Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :


  • 5 hot dog buns (homemade recipe here) *not included in nutr.facts

  • 5 Carrots (peeled)

  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce

  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Broth

  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup (or honey)

  • 1 tbsp Barbeque sauce

  • 1 tsp Yellow Mustard

  • 1 tsp Fresh Garlic minced

  • 1/2 tsp Chili flakes or powder

  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder


Step 1: Cut and peel carrots to make them "bun length'.

Step 2: Boil carrots in water until just fork tender. About 10-15 minutes. 

Step 3: Drain carrots, rinse with cold water, and drain again.  Place carrots in a ziplock freezer bag.  

Step 4: Whisk all marinade ingredients together and pour into bag with carrots. 

Step 5: Marinate for at least 3 hours (best for 4-6 hrs)

Step 6: Grill carrots on a grill pan for few minutes each side. 

Step 7: Garnish you hot dog buns in your way I've added some fried onion, mustard, and vegan mayo.




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