If you're a fan of the Vietnamese banh mi sandwich--or even if you're not--try this unique fresh topping combo the next time you're grilling dogs. We love the crunch of carrot and cucumber, the fresh taste of cilantro and the tangy zip from a big squeeze of lime.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2011


Recipe Summary

15 mins
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Instructions Checklist
  • Spread mayonnaise on bun and add hot dog; top with carrot, cilantro and cucumber. Finish with a squeeze of lime.



Tip: Not all hot dogs are created equal. Reaching for the right brand in the grocery store can have a huge impact on your intake of fat and sodium. For a healthier hot dog, choose one that's no more than 150 calories, has 3 grams or less of saturated fat and 370 mg or less of sodium.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 10g 20% DV; carbohydrates 25.9g 8% DV; dietary fiber 3.7g 15% DV; sugars 4.8g; fat 9.9g 15% DV; saturated fat 2.7g 13% DV; cholesterol 22.5mg 8% DV; vitamin a iu 2392.6IU 48% DV; vitamin c 1.3mg 2% DV; folate 17.2mcg 4% DV; calcium 53.2mg 5% DV; iron 1.9mg 10% DV; magnesium 39.5mg 14% DV; potassium 178.1mg 5% DV; sodium 645mg 26% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 12% DV; added sugar 3g.

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Fun fresh quick and easy recipe for a change of pace. One key ingredient is missing hot pepper. Slice up one jalapeño pepper and add it to your sandwich otherwise it is too bland. Read More