The California Dog

Coastal Living
The California DogRecipe

Photo: Greg Dupree; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas 

If you have extra mayoinnaise, the herby, lemony spread is great on sandwiches and burgers (or you could just make more hot dogs). 

Serves 8


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1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 small garlic clove
1 ripe avocado, chopped
1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
8 hot dogs
8 hot dog buns


1. Process mayonnaise, basil, lemon zest, and garlic clove in a blender or food processor until smooth, pausing as needed to scrape down sides. Toss together avocado, cherry tomatoes, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; chill until ready to use.

2. Preheat grill to medium-high (350°F to 400°F). Grill hot dogs about 6 minutes, turning occasionally, until heated through and grill marks appear. Grill buns, if desired.

3. Spread cut sides of buns with about 1 tablespoon of the mayonnaise mixture. Place hot dogs in buns; top evenly with avocado mixture.

Created date

July 2016