Say goodbye to questionable meat alternatives with highly processed ingredients. These Vegan Carrot Dogs are super tasty and nutritious!

Have you ever tried carrot dogs? The texture is surprisingly close to a hot dog and using the right marinade, you will be impressed with the likeness this veggie has to the real deal. Bring a batch to grill up at your next BBQ.

A closer look at what’s inside:


Carrots make up the main part of this dish. You likely know that carrots are nutritious — containing high levels of beta carotene. They also contain roughly 2 grams of fiber per carrot.

Vegetable Broth

The marinade base is made with vegetable broth. Look for a variety that doesn’t contain too much sodium.

Bulgogi Sauce

This Korean BBQ sauce is both sweet and savory. It works great as a marinade, dipping sauce, or in stir fry dishes. I used Bulgogi Sauce from Lucky Foods. It is vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Add some tang with apple cider vinegar. This cooking staple has a number of potential health benefits associated with gut and heart health.

Hot Sauce

This Sweet & Spicy Kimchi Hot Sauce from Lucky Foods is really tasty! It’s got a bit of kick, a little sweetness, and the delicious flavors of kimchi. Perfect for adding a little heat to the mix! Depending on how spicy you like things, you can add a little more or less.

Maple Syrup

One of my go-to natural sweeteners! Maple syrup is low glycemic and adds such a wonderful taste.

Garlic Powder

Besides seasoning, garlic boasts a ton of health benefits. It is thought to help the heart, immune system, and more.

Looking for more potluck recipes? Find out how to make Salsa 3 Ways!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lucky Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. The Lucky Foods products mentioned in this post were sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe — thank you so much!

Vegan Carrot Dogs | Rainbowl Foods

Vegan Carrot Dogs

These healthy carrot dogs are perfect for your next BBQ!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinade Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 carrot dogs


  • 6 carrots
  • 6 hot dog buns vegan and gluten-free if needed
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup Lucky Foods Seoul Bulgogi Sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Lucky Foods Seoul Sweet & Spicy Kimchi Hot Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Peel the carrots and trim ends as needed to shape into carrot dogs. Use your buns as a guide for how long to make them.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the carrots. Cook for 10+ minutes until they are tender and you can poke them through with a fork. You don’t want them to get too soft though. 
  • Remove carrots from the water and mix them into a container or plastic bag containing vegetable broth, Bulgogi Sauce, apple cider vinegar, Sweet & Spicy Kimchi Hot Sauce, maple syrup, and garlic powder. 
  • Seal the container or bag, making sure the carrots are covered in marinade.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 3+ hours or overnight. 
  • Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat or prepare your barbecue. 
  • Add marinated carrot dogs to the grill and cook 5+ minutes on each side until heated through and grill marks are visible. 
  • Finish with your favorite toppings — like Lucky Foods Seoul Kimchi Mayo and microgreens! 

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I am not a medical professional. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, dietary changes, or well-being.

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