Hot Dog Salad

Recipe for Hot Dog Salad.

Hot Dog Salad

A fun summer salad that kids (and adults) love!

Hot Dog Salad Recipe

  • Servings: 4


  • 8 Hot Dogs, Sliced Into Bite-Size Pieces
  • 1 Head of Lettuce, Roughly Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1/2 Small Red Onion, Thinly Sliced
  • 3 Pickles, Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Combine mustard, vinegar, sugar, and 2 tablespoons of oil in a large bowl. Add salt & pepper, onions, lettuce, and pickles and toss. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and add the sliced hot dogs. Heat through – about 2 minutes on each side.
  3. Serve salad with hot dogs on top and enjoy!
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  1. Krista says:

    Nice quick meal Cassie.

    Good way to get children to eat veggies with hot dogs.

    Noticed that there is a new hot dog (Simply Natural??)out without sodium nitrate and with the ingredients on the package, I can identify the words. LOL.

    Have a good long weekend.

  2. Rose says:

    Annonymous: you keep leaving such nasty responses. Maybe this website isn’t for you! Don’t you have anything better to do with your time? Honestly!!

  3. Liz says:

    wow…I was pretty sure this was a joke …now I’m not so sure. There is absolutely no nutritional value in hot dogs or iceberg lettuce

  4. Erin's mom says:

    sounds like a neat way to get my kids to eat more salad. I’d add more types of veggies …. tomatoes, cucumbers etc.

    My kids love it when I make homemade mac and cheese with cut up weiners and frozen veggies added in. Its amazing how you can hide vegatables in kids favourites.

    I also remember eating “Weans and Beiners” as a kid. Can’t remember why we called it that, but it stuck.

  5. Steph says:

    To each their own, I wouldn’t eat that though!

    And for those who are saying this is a good way to get kids eating more vegetables – there is almost zero nutrition in iceberg lettuce. You might as well feed your kid cardboard.

  6. Lori says:

    I wonder how it would taste if you substitued the lettuce for boiled cabbage?

    Funny that “Annonymous” is annonymous….lol

    Keep the posts coming Cassie….they are great, but you can’t please everyone!

  7. kim says:

    You can’t please everyone and your not saying that we have to eat it. Cassie is just sharing ideas and lets be honest 99% are pretty awesome. so lets keep any negative comments to ourselves. so unecessary.

  8. jen says:

    She said it’s a nice meal to have during July/Aug. I don’t think I’d eat it either but come on! I’m sure not EVERY meal everyone eats here is 100% healthy! Maybe you get a Big Mac once a week and this is her equivalent! She posts her meal plan and grocery trips – she buys other fruit/vegetable and she posts photos of herself and her son and neither have a weight problem which is more than most people in Canada can say

  9. Marc says:

    A weight problem does not necessarily mean a health problem, and a health problem does not necessarily mean a weight problem, Jen.

  10. Jyl says:

    I’m actually not a big hot dog fan but I can handle them fried or barbequed. My mom actually used to cut them up little and put them in spaghetti sauce. It was really good.

    Cassie – I like Iceberg lettuce. Don’t listen to any negativity on here. Your website is my favorite. 🙂

  11. Michelle says:

    I have to admit this does hot a strange note with me, but thinking back to my childhood KD and hot dogs this looks WAY better for you!
    I feel the need to point out that nutritional value isn’t everything and that iceburg lettuce has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties 🙂

  12. Sheree Forbes says:

    I’m going to try this!

    For those of you stating there is zero nutrional value in iceberg lettuce, give your head a shake OR shut your mouth! Given the options on how to serve hot dogs it is 100% better than on a bun or with KD or any other way you can dream to serve it.

    I am always amazed at how stupid some people are. There is nothing wrong with serving some “junk food”, I think Cassie has come up with a wonderful way of putting some love into a guilty pleasure. You don’t have to agree.

  13. Steph says:

    Sheree you said:

    “For those of you stating there is zero nutrional value in iceberg lettuce, give your head a shake OR shut your mouth! Given the options on how to serve hot dogs it is 100% better than on a bun or with KD or any other way you can dream to serve it.”

    I gave my head a shake and there is still next to no nutritional value in iceberg lettuce. You are better off with dark greens, by far. As for weiners, if you want to justify it as better than eating weiners on a bun or with KD, fine – I would never feed my child weiners at all as this is one of the worst processed “foods” there is. We all have our indulgences so to each their own, but people are deluding themselves if they are feeding their kids weiners and iceberg lettuce and thinking it’s healthy for them.

  14. Rose says:

    CHILL OUT PEOPLE!!! No one is saying YOU have to make this!! Really?? What’s the big deal? I don’t know very many people that WOULDN’T give their child a hot dog! There’s far worse things out there!

  15. sherry says:

    For all the people saying there is no nutritional value in iceburg lettuce, and you might as well serve them cardboard, have obviously never lived with and tried to cook for a fussy child eater. If I can get my child to eat iceburg lettuce, it is a step in the right direction. As the simple and more bland veggies become acceptable, they become more willing to try others. Plus WHO CARES!!! This person is giving us recipes….if you don’t want to try them, DON’T! If you bought a cookbook would you write to the author complaining if there was a recipe that had something you wouldn’t eat? No? Then why would you make a comment here, to someone giving her own time to help all of us?

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