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Ikea Launches a Plant-Based Hot Dog! Here’s How to Make Your Own at Home


Ikea is well-known for its famous meatballs and affordable furniture, and after releasing veggie meatballs in 2015, it’s about time for more plant-based options to be added to the menu. Beginning in August 2018, customers will find hot dogs made from plant-based ingredients available at stores in Europe.

“Every year, 660 million people enjoy the Ikea Food offer, and we see this global reach as an opportunity as well as a responsibility to serve food that is good for people and the planet,” said Michael La Cour, Managing Director at Ikea Food.

Ikea Vegan Hot Dog

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We can’t wait to try out this new plant-based product when it makes its debut!

How to Make Hot Dogs at Home!

If you’re interested in learning a variety of ways to make your own plant-based hot dogs, we’ve found just the recipes for you from the Food Monster App. The ingredients in these hot dogs range from carrots and other veggies to seitan. Mix up the toppings to add more texture and flavor to each bite.

Carrot Hot Dogs

When it comes to recreating your favorite childhood meals, it’s all about the seasoning and these  Carrot Hot Dogs by Casey Muir Taylor got it right. All you need to do is boil carrots until soft and then marinate them in a savory sauce. Fry them up to add a little crisp, and you have yourself a whole foods-based and budget-friendly meal.

Spicy Veggie Dogs

Looking for a delicious way to add more veggies to your diet? These Spicy Veggie Dogs by Tina Dawson are made from beet, carrot, green chilis, potatoes, and peas. Season them with an assortment of spices pan sear to finish. The result? A crispy sausage that is perfect for barbecues when served in a fluffy hot dog bun with a generous drizzle of vegan mayo and ketchup.

Pretzel Wrapped ‘Cheese’ Dogs 

These Pretzel Wrapped ‘Cheese’ Dogs by Gabrielle St. Claire will bring you right back to your childhood summers. They are wrapped in a perfectly textured homemade dough, sprinkled with cheese inside and out, and then served with a zesty spicy mustard.

Hot Dog With Apple Mustard Compote and Vanilla Pickled Onion

If you love a hot dog with tasty toppings, this Hot Dog With Apple Mustard Compote and Vanilla Pickled Onion by Trine Rask is perfect for you. The creativity in these hot dogs makes for a zingy, tangy, and unique hot dog. They’re also easy to make and bring that hot dog from casual to gourmet the minute you slab this stuff on them.

Homemade Seitan Hot Dogs 

You don’t have to miss out on hot dogs any longer with these Homemade Seitan Hot Dogs by Annie Oliverio! These vegan hot dogs are super easy to make, are juicy and have that kind of eerily familiar mouthfeel.

If you’re looking for some delicious plant-based dishes to try out as a new vegan, check out these 10 Easy Vegan Recipes Everyone Should Know downloading the Food Monster Appwhich is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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