A Vegetarian twist on a BBQ Classic

BBQ has been a long-standing favorite of mine and summertime sure seems to bring with its arrival, the faintest scent of barbecue. Since transitioning to a plant-based diet a few years back, BBQ has been my most missed flavor.  We have definitely used creativity to implement classic favorites into a plant-based diet and believe me when I tell you not all of them have been successful or palatable for that matter.

Processed veggie burgers aren’t really my thing and homemade veggie burgers can be time-consuming to make before a last-minute gathering so the carrot dog found its way into my top favorite creative classics with a twist. Yup, carrot dogs are just as they sound! A cooked carrot on a hot dog bun of your choice with whatever fixin’s your heart desires. And they couldn’t be more simple!

• Buy a bag or a bunch of large organic carrots

• Buns of your choice

• Onions, sauerkraut, cucumbers, lettuce, sweet peppers, whatever sounds delectable to you!

Lets be honest, it’s all about the right texture:

• Wash carrots and cut each carrot in half (vertically)

• Boil carrots for near an hour or until soft

• Drizzle olive oil over carrots and place directly on grill rack or lightly coat a cast iron pan and place carrots side by side, flipping until evenly charred, or to your liking.

• Put that carrot on a bun and dress it up like its going somewhere fabulous (your stomach is pretty fabulous, right? I hope you said yes).  The more color the better!

• Add a side of hickory, maple baked beans, a crisp green summer salad, fresh fruit, and an ear of organically grown sweet corn. You’ll be just as happy as your fellow barbecuers and a lot more festive with your plate of vibrant color!

Victoria Lise shares Vegetarian BBQ RecipeVictoria Lise Vegetarian BBQ Carrot Dogs

What are your favorite or go-to veggie recipes? 

I am always looking for new concoctions to test so please do share your favorites or even your most disastrous dishes with me below! 

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  1. This sounds delicious! Love the vegetarian twist, will have to give this a try!

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    1. It really is so tasty! Please let me know how you like it if you do! I will be looking for that picnic basket of yours next time Im at Target. How perfect is that!

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      1. I will definitely let you know! And it is so cute- you would love it! xx

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  2. Thank you! I struggle with BBQs as a vegetarian.


    1. I have as well, it is not always easy! Thank you for stopping by, I am so grateful! -Tori

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  3. The veg thing is amazing. Glad you shared it. You seem to be passionate about this, do keep chasing your hobbies. I write. I would love your feedback on my blog https://iamgayatriblog.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you! I very much am. I look forward to reading your work!


  4. Debi walls

    Yum yum ur Barbie is groovy eat on

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  5. Omg i love this! This is exactly the kind of food inspo i need right now! I’m gluten-free so BBQs aren’t ever much fun for me, but I love this! Thanks!x

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    1. Oh I am so very glad! It is a go to of mine, I love it! Thank you so much! -Tori x


  6. Barbara

    Definitely have to try these. Thank you so much for sharing your method.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Barbara! These have really become a favorite of mine and easy enough to make last minute. Let me know if you give them a go would love to know what you think! Have a great week x


  7. Diane Theaker

    Once again — Amazing!!! Please have me over next time you BBQ!!! Mertee can stay home with his meat!!! Hee Hee XOXO


    1. Thanks so much! Will do! Xo


  8. […] all were so open to the Carrot Dog recipe I shared last week, I wanted to share another veggie favorite of mine! Lettuce wraps are so […]


  9. nice! looks like it turned out really well! Was this the first time you made it? I respect your morals and would appreciate any feedback on my blog/ recipes as well!


  10. Megan Donnelly

    Carrot dogs are one of my absolute favourite things on the world! I’ve been know to eat a few in one sitting, it’s veggies right? For the vegetarians, try a Seattle dog with cream cheese and grilled onions!

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    1. Me too, me too! No shame! haha. I’m going to have to try your recommendation! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing a veggie insight!


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