In the final installment of my healthy vegetarian hot dog toppings series, I bring you these pickled garden veggie dogs. Like the Greek dogs and spicy pineapple dogs posted last week, these puppies can be made with regular hot dogs or vegetarian hot dogs. The choice is up to you of course, but just know that veggie dogs taste great and usually have a better nutritional profile than normal hot dogs.
If you’re interested in pickling your own veggies for this recipe, try out the quick pickled carrots I made for these banh mi veggie dogs last summer. Or, keep things on the simpler side and use store-bought vegetable pickles like I did here. They’re extremely low in calories and sugar and have a tiny bit of fibre. The one downfall of pickled veggies is the sodium content, but the amount you’d use for one or two hot dogs isn’t so bad.
I opted for a spicy pickled vegetable blend that includes cauliflower, peppers, carrots, celery and onions. Paired with honey mustard, these dogs have just the right amount of acidity, sweetness and spice. Another flavourful, easy-to-dress dog that you can feel good about eating.
These ones don’t really require a recipe either. Just top cooked hot dogs or veggie dogs with pickled vegetables, honey mustard and sliced green onions for some crunch.