This post is sponsored by Hebrew National.
Spring is officially here in Atlanta and I couldn’t be happier. I love the warm weather because it means that I get to spend more time outdoors. As the weather warms up, I entertain more, which means breaking out the grill. I usually keep my menu fairly simple because when entertaining it’s important to have enough energy to mingle with your guests, so slaving over a meal is a no-no. I like to serve a variety of dishes like burgers, grilled chicken, hot dogs, potato salad, fruit and a few other side dishes; like I said before, I like to keep it simple and love the classics! Since I typically make simple dishes, I buy as many high-quality ingredients as possible like Hebrew National® All-Beef Franks, which are made with 100% kosher beef. I’m very particular when it comes to my hot dog and it must be all-beef, nothing else will do! Hebrew National® All-Beef franks cost a bit more than other brands but are worth every bit. They’re great with just ketchup and mustard because these franks are delicious! I feel that it’s important to feed your guests the best quality franks because the difference is evident with just one bite. While Hebrew National® All-Beef Franks are great on their own, I love coleslaw on my hot dog. I love the traditional coleslaw but over the years I’ve fallen in love with vinaigrette coleslaw. I love the freshness and slight acidity that this coleslaw adds to the hot dog. The cabbage and carrots are tossed in a honey Dijon vinaigrette instead of the traditional mayonnaise dressing and because mayonnaise isn’t used, this coleslaw is picnic friendly! This coleslaw is great on a hot dog or on its own.
Have you ever tried a vinaigrette coleslaw? Here’s an example of a simple BBQ menu:
BBQ Cheese Burgers
Hot Dog with Vinaigrette coleslaw
Grilled Corn with Herb Butter
Grilled Rosemary Potatoes
Tropical Fruit Salad
Fresh Strawberry Lemonade
½ green cabbage, thinly sliced and hard core discarded
2 carrots, shredded
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp honey
½ tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
To make the vinaigrette, place the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, salt and pepper in a jar and shake to combine. Pour over thinly sliced cabbage and shredded carrots and mix to coat. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
What makes a Hebrew National kosher hot dog premium? It’s all about what makes the cut (And what doesn’t). We’re choosy about what goes into our franks – we use only premium cuts of 100% kosher beef from the front half of the cow and then choose the best from that. No artificial flavors, colors, fillers or by-products. When your hot dog is kosher, that’s a hot dog you can trust! For more summer fun with Hebrew National, visit facebook.com/hebrewnational.