The Vegan Hot Dog

Don't knock it until you try it; vegans might be on to something.

 Claire Benoist

“You may not think of vegans when you think of hot dogs,” admits van Kraayenburg, “but with today’s soy dogs, veggie dogs, and other not-dogs, it’s easy to find and enjoy a meatless frank.” The star of this dog, other than its fresh-veggie accoutrements, is the arugula pesto. “Don’t judge too quickly,” van Kraayenburg warns. “You’ll be surprised just how good a soy hot dog can be.”

Prep time

5 min.

Cook time

10 min.

  • 1 soy hot dog
  • 1 bun
  • 1 Tbsp arugula pesto
  • 1 Tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tomato wedges
  • 1 Tbsp alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 Tbsp mushroom slices
  • 3 cucumber slices

Steam hot dog. Place it in bun. Top with pesto and mayo. Add tomato wedges, sprouts, and mushroom and cucumber slices.