The stars of the show are these toppings. These are creative, zingy, tangy, and all the other descriptive words that you'd want on your hot dog. They're beyond easy to make and bring that hot dog from casual to gourmet the minute you slab this stuff on them. Got some extra veggie dogs lying around that you don't know what to do with? Get creative with the condiments!

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Hot Dog With Apple Mustard Compote and Vanilla Pickled Onion [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Ingredients

For the Apple and Mustard Compote:

  • 3 tart apples
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • Pinch of sea salt

For the Vanilla Pickled Onion:

  • 1 large white onion
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean
  • Pinch of black pepper

For the Hot Dogs:

  • 4 veggie hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • Garnish such as watercress, cilantro, parsley, etc.
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Preparation

To Make the Apple and Mustard Compote:

  1. Rinse and peel the apples. Cut into small pieces. Add to a saucepan with 50 mL (almost 4 tablespoons) water. Bring it to a light simmer and cook until the apples pieces are soft and start to come together to a compote.
  2. Now add maple syrup and mustard, cook for another 15 minutes. If it gets dry, add more water a little at a time.
  3. Finish off with a pinch of salt and leave to cool.

To Make the Vanilla Pickled Onion:

  1. Peel the onion and cut in half. Now cut each half into strips.
  2. Add water, vinegar and sugar to a saucepan on a medium heat. Bring to a light simmer until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Now add in the remaining ingredients and take off the heat. Let it cool to room temperature and pour over the onion. Leave for at least 30 minutes.

To Make the Hot Dogs:

  1. Follow instructions on the recipe or packaging.


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