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Jul 1 / sara

Top (Hot) Dogs

Hot Dog Toppers

There’s nothing more American than hot dogs on the grill.  The melting pot that makes this country so great is even more Yankee doodle dandy. So in honor of the red, white, and blue, let’s pay homage to the immigrants of today and yesteryear with these three internationally inspired toppings for your dogs. What better way to celebrate the 4th of July?

Serve the toppings below in combination or individually for a party of eight. And keep these recipes handy as we get deeper into the hot dog days of summer!

The Mexican
2 avocados, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 jalapeño, sliced into thin rings
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

In a medium bowl, combine the avocados, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and salt and gently stir.

The German
2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 head green cabbage, thinly sliced (3 cups)
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 dill pickles, sliced into half moons

In a medium bowl, whisk together the mustard, vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper. Add the cabbage, onion, and pickles and toss.

The Vietnamese
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cucumber, peeled if waxed and cut into half moons
1 mango, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup peanuts, coarsely chopped

In a medium bowl, combine the vinegar, oil, sugar, and salt. Add the cucumber, mango, and peanuts and toss.


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