I absolutely love the summer. I love the vibe, the beach, the atmosphere, it’s just a time to really let yourself be free and let loose a little. BBQ’s are almost always going on, and who doesn’t love a good grilled sandwich loaded with more grilled veggies? You can basically grill anything. So, instead of using veggie dogs in place of hot dogs this time, I wanted to switch things up and make real veggie dogs. Fourth of July Carrot Dogs were born.
Carrots are a great sub for hot dogs. I even used them in another popular recipe Carrots in a Blanket. It honestly tastes like a hotdog, I don’t know how. Add some mustard, ketchup, relish, or sauerkraut, whatever you want, and you’re good to go believe me.
The easiest part is all you have to do is boil the carrots in water. Yeap, that’s it, just boil them until they’re nice and tender but not falling apart. Afterwards you can grill them if you choose to, to give it that grilled look, it’s super simple. Along side these carrot dogs I made a simple slaw and organic corn on the cob. Each dog can have something different on top for variety. I’ll usually eat one with a hot dog bun then just eat the carrots with the toppings by itself with no bread. They sell organic hot dog buns at WholeFoods.