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Nothing beats a hot dog straight off the grill, mounded high with fresh toppings. These simple pickle dogs have a great contrast between the beef hot dog and the crunch and bite of fresh cucumber, dill pickle, and relish. Sure, you’ve put pickle relish on your hot dogs before, but this takes that idea to a whole new level. It’s like having a taste of summer in each bite. These are what summer is all about: grilling outside and fresh ingredients.
I topped some of these hot dogs with yellow mustard, but honestly, they’re great without it. You really don’t need to add any condiments beyond the dill pickle relish that’s already there.
I like to keep the cucumber and pickle pieces large. I don’t want to turn them into relish or even salsa. For me, I’m looking for nice big chunks that I can bite into and really get the flavor from. And I prefer them to be a little cold, too. So I’ll toss them into the fridge for 15 minutes or so just before it’s time to start chopping them.
Slicing your hot dogs before cooking helps ensure that the toppings don’t slide off. And that’s a good thing!
Also try my pizza hot dogs. Pizza. Dogs. Good stuff!
Pickle Hot Dogs
- Cook dogs and heat the buns as desired. Place dogs into the buns.
- In a small bowl combine the remaining ingredients and spoon over the dogs.
- Serve with yellow mustard if desired (you can also mix the mustard in with the pickle mixture).
Nutritional values are approximate.