This summer I made a great new discovery for the vegetarians in my family – Lightlife Smart Dogs.
For the last few weeks of summer weather, we like to have a few last cookouts – with burgers and dogs.
When we have family cookouts, it is always a struggle to come up with grilling options for the family vegetarians that don’t make them feel like “outcasts” or “weird.”
Not this year.
The Lightlife brand of Smart Dogs are truly delicious. And they have that traditional American hot dog flavor. I don’t know how they do it – veggie magic, I guess. I was shocked to find my carnivore son sneaking a veggie dog at out cookout. THAT is how good they are.
I went back to my roots in Southern Arizona and gave a twist to the dogs – I made an elite topping for the dogs. A delicious combo of flavors and textures. “Elites” are the street corn that you find in Mexico – roasted corn drizzled with lime juice, crema and sometimes other Mexican ingredients and spices.
Lightlife Smart Dogs meatless veggie hot dogs are a great choice for your end-of-dummer BBQ
VEGETARIAN ELOTE DOGS
2 ears of corn
1/3 cup mayonnaise
juice and zest of 1/2 lime
4 Lightlife Smart Dogs
4 hot dog buns
Quesco Fesco or Feta cheese, crumbed
A few sprigs of cilantro
Remove husks and silk from corn. Grill over a hot grill on all sides until corn if softened and charred. Cut kernels from corn cobs.
Grill Lightlife Smart Dogs to desired doneness.
Stir the lime juice and zest into the mayonnaise.
Assemble as follows:Spread the indies of the hot dog buns with mayo mixture. Place hot dog on top. Sprinkle corn kernels over hot dog. Drizzle more of the may mixture on top. Scatter cheese and cilantro on top as desired.