The Backyard Farmer Hot Dog

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Food Styling: Robyn Valarik

Homegrown grilled vegetables top these hot dogs, along with a creamy aioli made with a backyard chicken egg and garden herbs.

Yield: Serves 4
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Recipe Time

Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 528
  • Calories from fat: 64%
  • Protein: 17g
  • Fat: 38g
  • Saturated fat: 5.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 34g
  • Fiber: 5.9g
  • Sodium: 1107mg
  • Cholesterol: 81mg


  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/4-in. slices
  • 1 small onion, cut into 1/2-in. slices
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded
  • 4 chicken hot dogs, such as Applegate Organic Chicken Hot Dogs*
  • 4 sprouted-wheat hot dog buns
  • 1/4 cup whole flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup whole oregano leaves


  1. 1. Heat grill to medium (350° to 450°). In a small bowl, whisk together yolk, garlic, and mustard. Starting with a thin drizzle and working up to a slow, steady stream, whisk in 1/4 cup each olive and vegetable oils to create a thick aioli, about 7 minutes. Whisk in 1/2 tsp. salt and chopped herbs; set aside.
  2. 2. Rub vegetables with remaining 1 tbsp. olive oil and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 tsp. salt. Grill zucchini, onion, pepper, and hot dogs, turning as needed, until vegetables are softened, grill marks appear, and hot dogs are slightly charred, 6 to 10 minutes. In the final few minutes, toast buns on grill. Thinly slice peppers and separate onions into rings. Gently stir together vegetables in a small bowl.
  3. 3. Spread herb aioli inside buns and add hot dogs. Top with vegetables and sprinkle with parsley and oregano leaves.
  4. *Available at Whole Foods Market.
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