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Save on the carbs by making our deliciously healthy Grilled Hot Dogs recipe. Instead of hot dog buns and traditional condiments, we replace the carbs with flavorful grilled zucchini and top things off with bright and flavorful mango salsa.


  • 6 organic, uncured hot dogs
  • 3 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
  • 3 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed
  • 1 medium mango, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup no-salt-added whole kernel corn
  • 1/4 cup diced cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp lime zest



  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the mango, avocado, jalapeño, onion, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, ½ teaspoon black pepper and ¼ tsp salt. Set the mango salsa aside.
  • Remove the ends of the halved zucchini and scoop out the seeds with a small spoon. Drizzle each half of zucchini with ½ teaspoon of olive oil. Season each half of zucchini with ½ teaspoon of black pepper and a pinch of salt.
  • Lightly grease a grill pan with canola oil and heat over medium heat. Grill the zucchini until charred, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the hot dogs in half lengthwise, leaving the two halves connected. Lightly grease the grill pan again with canola oil and grill the hot dogs, cut side down, until completely warmed through and charred, about 3 to 5 minutes. Place the cooked hotdogs in the zucchini “boats” and top with the mango salsa. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts

Serving size:

  • 1 hot dog
  • 1/2 zucchini
  • 1/4 cup salsa

Per Serving: 

Calories: 206 | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 653mg | Carbohydrates: 16g | Fiber: 4g | Protein: 10g


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Date Last Reviewed: April 22, 2023

Editorial Review: Adam Fisher, Recipe & Content Manager, Baldwin Publishing, Inc. Contact Editor

Medical Review: Christina Wright, RD, LDN

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