Hot Dog Tomato Salad

What? Hot dogs in a fresh tomato salad? Well, that’s how my mom got me to eat tomatoes when I was a kid. I didn’t really like tomatoes then, but I was more than happy to sit down with a bowl of this hot dog tomato salad.

The key for me was to eat everything BUT the hot dogs first. This left the best part, hot dogs sitting in a great vinegary and oniony dressing. The dogs would soak up a bit of the vinegar and taste unlike any hot dog I’d ever had. Add strangely enough, I would drink up the remaining dressing. Odd, huh?
Hot Dog Tomato SaladAs much as it might sound a little odd, this is a great salad. You can leave out the hot dogs if you like, but I highly recommend adding them.

If you’re looking for a more grown-up tomato dish, try my cherry tomato salad.

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Hot Dog Tomato Salad

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Mike


  • 7 tomatoes sliced as you desire
  • 1 small sweet onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus more distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Hot dogs sliced (optional)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients. Add more vinegar if you like.

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