Yes, that’s right––guacamole hot dogs. Why not mashup one of America’s favorite barbecue foods with one of America’s favorite Mexican appetizers? Barbecue season is in full swing, plus I always get a craving for Mexican food during summer.
You may be wondering how this idea even came about.
I was deliberating between eating hot dogs for dinner or using up the huge stash of avocados sitting in my fridge and came up with this. I think the success of these hot dogs was why I even gravitated towards using the two together. It was a great decision because these hot dogs taste DELICIOUS. I never would have pegged guacamole as an amazing hot dog topping. You must try it once.
Anyway, guacamole hot dogs are really easy to make. In a nutshell (is it a terrible, terrible joke if I say in a hot dog bun? Please forgive my poor choices. That was a really bad joke. ) it’s just a regular ole hot dog with a guacamole topping. And of course, you can customize the hot dogs to your liking. Really, guacamole hot dogs are just another way to top off your hot dogs instead of your usual ketchup, mustard, relish, and sauerkraut spread.
Guacamole Hot Dogs
Makes 4 hot dogs.
For the guacamole:
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 ripe vine tomato, diced
- 1/2 medium purple onion, diced
- The juice of 1/2 lime
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Optional: 1 clove of garlic
For the hot dogs:
- 4 hot dogs or turkey dogs (I’m using turkey dogs from Trader Joe’s)
- 4 hot dog buns
- Tortilla chips
- Salsa (my favorite salsa is this Garlic Chipotle Salsa from Trader Joe’s)
First we will be making the guacamole. I personally like to mash guacamole together, but feel free to use your food processor to mix the avocado, tomato, onion, salt, pepper, and lime juice together. Keep covered until ready to use.
Next, time to make the hot dogs! Cook the hot dogs according to the instructions on the package. Your best bet is to grill them! Lightly toast the hot dog buns as well.
Now for the assembly. Lay the hot dog in the bun and then top with your favorite salsa. Try to make sure the salsa is evenly spread all over the hot dog. Then top with guacamole and add a few crushed tortilla chips for a little texture.
That’s it! To be honest, I think it would be GREAT with the addition of some sour cream! If only I had some on hand when I was making these.Yum