We love jazzing up an old classic. It makes things exciting and sometimes you discover that a combination you never thought would work totally does. Rachael Ray is the queen of reinventing foods we already love — see her buffalo wing grilled cheese, street corn toast, and Cubano sandwich omelet as delicious evidence — and her latest recipe is a twist on standard hot dogs and their usual toppings. Meet Rachael Ray’s kosher dogs with tomato relish, Israeli pickles, and harissa tahini. Now doesn’t that sound amazing?
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Ray shared the creation on her Rachael Ray Show Instagram account, writing, “Rach’s Kosher Dogs with Tomato Relish, Israeli Pickles + Harissa Tahini.” We haven’t seen a hotdog dressed up like this, and honestly, we cannot wait to try this recipe out for ourselves. The relish is totally the star of the show in this dish; it’s made up of chopped tomato, red onion, Persian cucumber, parsley, dill, mint, salt, lemon juice, olive oil. I don’t know about you, but to me, that sounds like a delicious, refreshing summer topping perfect for your hot dog. But Ray isn’t done! She tops her dogs with the relish, then adds hot peppers, Israeli cucumbers (pickles), and a sauce mainly made up of harissa and tahini (1 cup harissa to 1 tablespoon of tahini).
We seriously cannot wait to try this one out for ourselves at our next BBQ. And if Rachael Ray likes it, we have a feeling we’ll like it.
Check out Rachael Ray’s Kosher Hot Dogs with Tomato Relish, Israeli Pickles, and Harissa Tahini.
In search of more summer recipes? Giada De Laurentiis has plenty: