Hot dogs are a staple of summer grilling and we have a host of tasty hot dog topping ideas to inspire your next cookout. Set up a variety of toppings for a hot dog bar or pick one or two for a weeknight dinner.
Quick-Pickled Onions or Veggies
You can pickle sliced onions in about 30 minutes and they make a FANTASTIC topping for hotdogs and sausages. You can also thinly slice any veggie and turn it into a pickle. Our favorites include carrots, cucumber, radishes and peppers. We use this recipe which calls for Apple Cider Vinegar, but you can make it with any We Olive vinegar!
Mustard and hot dogs are an obvious choice, but We Olive mustards offer a lot more flavor than your average yellow mustard. Pair our Wasabi Sake Mustard with pickled ginger and sliced cabbage, try our Sweet Balsamic Mustard with arugula and blue cheese and use Olivas de Oro’s Dill Pickle Mustard with potato chips and pickled peppers. Trust us.
Spice it Up!
Go to the Mediterranean
Top your dog or sausage with our Black Olive Tapenade or Spicy Green Olive Tapenade (or both!) and add chopped tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion and freshly chopped parsley. Bonus: add some crumbled feta and a drizzle of EVOO! Find more fun ways to use tapenade here.
Our absolute favor summer salad is a classic Caprese and we have no qualms about putting it right on top of a hot dog or Italian sausage. Cut cherry tomatoes in halves or quarters, cut cubes of fresh mozzarella, slice up some fresh basil and then drizzle it all with Fresh Basil Olive Oil and Aged Balsamic Vinegar. Boom! Best hot dog ever.
Get Figgy with It
Take your favorite dog or sausage, smother it in our Balsamic Fig Almond Spread, top with sliced onions (bonus points for pickled onions!) and add arugula and some shredded gruyere. Delish!