Heart Healthy Grilled Hot Dogs Recipe
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the mango, avocado, jalapeño, onion, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, ½ teaspoon black pepper and ¼ tsp salt. Set the mango salsa aside.
Remove the ends of the halved zucchini and scoop out the seeds with a small spoon. Drizzle each half of zucchini with ½ teaspoon of olive oil. Season each half of zucchini with ½ teaspoon of black pepper and a pinch of salt.
Lightly grease a grill pan with canola oil and heat over medium heat. Grill the zucchini until charred, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Using a sharp knife, cut the hot dogs in half lengthwise, leaving the two halves connected. Lightly grease the grill pan again with canola oil and grill the hot dogs, cut side down, until completely warmed through and charred, about 3 to 5 minutes. Place the cooked hotdogs in the zucchini “boats” and top with the mango salsa. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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About This Healthy Recipe
Let’s face it, hot dogs are not the healthiest food in the world. But there are ways you can still enjoy one of your favorite grilling foods without sacrificing taste! Try our delicious heart healthy and gluten-free Grilled Hot Dogs recipe that incorporates a variety of healthy substitutions. Instead of buying your typical ballpark frank, try making hot dogs that are organic, uncured and made with turkey. Uncured hot dogs are cured using natural ingredients that contain nitrates, whereas cured hot dogs are processed using added nitrites or nitrates. By using turkey hot dogs, this is also a good option for those looking for a heart healthy recipe, since they are lower in fat and sodium. Our recipe also cuts down on carbs by not using hot dog buns, making it a diabetic-friendly recipe. Instead, we grill tender seasoned zucchini halves that add great flavor and extra fiber, in addition to catering to those with gluten allergies. And forget the high sodium condiments! We topped our hot dogs with fresh mango salsa that adds the perfect pop of flavor. This recipe is so good even the kids will be wanting to go in for seconds! So fire up the grill and enjoy a healthier way to make a hot dog.