Greek Hot Dog

So packed with fresh Greek flavors, you’d think you were in the Isles! This Greek Hot Dog will make you want to say Ooopah!

Dish Count – 1 Grill, 1 Cutting Board
Greek Hot Dog - www.countrycleaver.com with homemade tsaziki sauce!

There is a little Greek joint around the corner from our apartment, and with Beka (my best friend) moving in to our complex here in a couple of weeks to be my new neighbor, I can’t wait to have a reason to go back to this little Greek joint to order one of everything. The two guys running it, I think, have started to recognize Ben and I and probably hope we will order something other than our new “usual” – me, the Shwarma platter with beef and lamb, and Ben with Gyro platter.

And the best part, is these guys always find something else to toss into our order for us to try. Whether it’s the greek fries (which I am determined to make for you guys sometime), the lentil soup which blows us away, and grapes leaves that you want to dunk in tsatziki ’til the cows come home!.Greek Hot Dog - www.countrycleaver.com with homemade tsaziki sauce!

It’s been about three weeks, THREE WEEKS ahhh, since we’ve been to our Greek Pita place, but these Greek Hot Dogs totally hit the spot and will get me through until Ben and I get our fix again. Which won’t be long.

One must have for these dogs is Tzatziki sauce – which no spell check likes, btw – and instead of scouring my grocery store, I made Julie from Table for Two’s Tzatziki Sauce and it was incredible! No joke, I started eating it with a spoon. There is no shame in this game, it’s that good. So make sure you grab her recipe and use it on these dogs! It’s a must do.
Greek Hot Dog - www.countrycleaver.com with homemade tsaziki sauce!

If you missed yesterday’s kick of Hot Dog Week 2015 – get the Bacon Blue Cheese Cowboy Dog immediately!

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Yield: 4

Greek Hot Dog

Ingredients:


  • 4 Hot Dog Buns

  • 4 All Beef Hot Dogs

  • 1/2 cup Crumbled Feta Cheese

  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved

  • 1/2 cup Cucumber, diced

  • 1/3 cup Kalamata Olives, diced

  • 1 cup Table for Two's Tzatziki Sauce

  • Lemon for garnish and squeezing


Directions:

Preheat grill. Cook hot dogs according to package directions, until 160 degrees inside.


While the hot dogs are cooking, prepare cucumber, tomatoes and olives.


In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the Tzatziki sauce - greek yogurt, dill, cucumber, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.


To assemble the hot dogs, toast the buns, and slather each bun with Tzatziki sauce. Top with a hot dog, then with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and crumbled feta. And a little spritz of lemon if you need.


Serve immediately.