Homemade Vegetarian Carrot Hot Dog

 

A homemade vegetarian carrot hot dog

Trick your family with this healthy vegetarian hot dog swap and toss that weiner for something leaner!  This carrot dog is the healthiest replacement to a hot dog and has the same flavor and color as your all-American favorite ballpark dog.  Drizzle some ketchup and mustard and close your eyes when you take your first bite and be surprised at how good it is!

  •  4 carrots
  • 4 T vegetable stock
  • 3 T tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 T Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut or Seed Butter with Cinnamon
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 1/2 in piece ginger, sliced
  • 2 T red or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 3 tsp brown sugar

 Simmer 4 carrots in boiling water for 8-10 min, then shock them in ice water.  While they are simmering combine the marinade ingredients.  Remove carrots from ice bath and place in a plastic bag and pour marinade over carrots and let sit overnight.  When ready to cook put 1 tsp oil in a pan over medium-high heat.  Add carrots and sauce for 10 min, drizzling with marinade every few minutes and turning regularly until cooked through.

Spiraled Carrot Noodles with Sunflower Seed Butter Ginger Sauce

Carrot noodles with a delicious sunflower seed butter sauce

Skip the pasta and carbs and enjoy this bright and colorful dish!  Full of flavor and and fiber carrot noodles go great as a side dish or a meal!  Toss with a super tasty sunflower seed butter sauce and some shrimp,tofu or add beans for a dinner to remember!

FOR THE CARROT PASTA:

5 large carrots peeled and spiraled into noodles
1/3 C roasted cashews
2 T fresh cilantro finely chopped 

FOR THE Sunflower Seed Butter Ginger SAUCE:

  • 2 T Betsy’s Best Gourmet Sunflower Seed Butter
  • 4 T coconut milk
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 2 cloves large garlic finely chopped’
  • 1 T fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 T lime juice
  • sea salt to taste

TO PREPARE THE GINGER-LIME PEANUT BUTTER SAUCE:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix together until smooth and creamy or place in a blender and blend.

Wash and peel carrots. Using your spiral slicer, make noodles out of all of the carrots. Place carrot noodles into a large serving bowl. Pour the Ginger Sauce over the noodles and gently toss together.  Garnish with roasted cashews and freshly

Spiraled Carrot Noodles with Ginger Sunflower Seed Sauce

Spiraled Carrot Noodles with a unique and tasty ginger sunflower seed butter sauce

Skip the pasta and carbs and enjoy this bright and colorful carrot noodle dish!  Full of flavor and fiber carrot noodles go great as a side dish or a meal!  Toss with some shrimp or tofu or add beans.  The ginger sunflower seed sauce will make this a dinner to remember!

FOR THE CARROT NOODLES:

  • 5 large carrots peeled and spiraled into noodles
  • 1/3 C roasted cashews
  • 2 T fresh cilantro finely chopped

FOR THE GINGER PEANUT SAUCE:

  • 2 T Betsy’s Best Gourmet Sunflower Seed Butter with Cinnamon
  • 4 T coconut milk
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 2 cloves large garlic finely chopped
  • 1 T fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 T lime juice
  • sea salt to taste

TO PREPARE THE GINGER-LIME PEANUT SAUCE:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix together until smooth and creamy or place in a blender and blend.

TO PREPARE THE CARROT PASTA:

Wash and peel carrots. Using your spiral slicer, make noodles out of all of the carrots. Place carrot noodles into a large serving bowl. Pour the Ginger Sauce over the noodles and gently toss together.  Garnish with roasted cashews, freshly chopped

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