Summer barbecues don’t have to mean burnt flesh on a grill. With all the vegan meat products hitting store shelves, it’s easy to substitute compassion when choosing what to bring to the table.
Try these creative vegan hot dog recipes on for size. We think your barbecue buddies will be impressed.
Doesn’t this look divine? The creamy chickpea salad adds a protein punch to this healthy-yet-scrumptious carrot dog.
Two bloggers at Hot for Food competed in a “vegan hot dog challenge,” and this delicious mac and cheese dog took first prize.
This puppy came in at a close second.
4. Tempeh Bacon and Quick-Pickled Beets, Mango Tomatillo Salsa, and Blackberry Barbecue Sauce and Rainbow Carrot Slaw
Sweet Potato Soul teamed up with Lightlife Smart Dogs to bring us these gorgeous dog ideas. You can just imagine the unique flavor combinations—it’s enough to make you run out and grab some ingredients right now.
Since it’s topped with mustard, Vegenaise, Sriracha sauce, and white miso, you can’t lose with this creative, Japanese-inspired vegan dog.
The Classic is topped with spiralized pickles and onions. The Chipotle Cheese is smothered with avocado, fresh jalapeño peppers, and cashew cheese, and The Hawaiian features—what else?—diced pineapple.
Watch our quick video to learn how to make a delicious marinated and roasted carrot hot dog:
This recipe was inspired by a hot dog style originating in Sonora, Mexico, featuring green chili peppers, pinto beans, and jalapeño sauce.
These hot dog recipes include a vegan Totcho Dog (topped with tater tots and nacho cheese), a Mac and Cheese Dog, a Tex-Mex Dog, and a French Onion Dog.
Here are some vegan hot dog brands available at your local grocery or health food store:
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