A Spicy Twist on a Summer Staple: Banh Mi Hot Dogs Recipe

July 26, 2014 1

A Spicy Twist on a Summer Staple: Banh Mi Hot Dogs Recipe

Jump on the Banh Mi bandwagon with this easy, funky topping for your standard dog.  A spicy sriracha mayo, easy pickled carrots, fresh cucumber, and optional garnishes take your basic hot dog from boring to fantastic.


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 medium scallions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 4 hot dogs (pork if available)
  • 4 split top hot dog buns
  • 16 thin slices cucumber
  • 1 sliced jalapeno (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped salted peanuts (optional)


  1. Whisk together vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small bowl. Toss in carrots and scallions and let marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Combine mayonnaise and sriracha in a small bowl.
  3. Grill hot dogs to your liking and lightly toast buns. Spread each bun with 1 Tablespoon sriracha-mayo, layer with 4 cucumber slices. Top with hot dog, pickled carrot mixture, and optional jalapeno slices, cilantro leaves, and peanuts.


This mayo is spicy! Use less sriracha if you wish. It’s also super-easy to double or triple this recipe for a party crowd. 

Comments (1)

  1. These Banh Mi Hot Dogs are the BOMB. Seriously. I had no idea I could feel this way about a hot dog!

    - Amy Laskin

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