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This is less of a recipe than it is an idea. A really good & satisfying idea. After hiking to the Hollywood sign & back yesterday
I came home starving. Like many people, I walk this 6+ mile walk several times a week not because it provides the spectacular reward that is that view from the top (and yesterday wasn’t nearly as pretty as it can be) nor because it gives me a two hour opportunity to reflect & naval gaze nor because it is a great opportunity to experience nature right smack dab in the center of a huge city but because I am a fat fuck & a cranky wench & that hike helps burn away both foils.
So – after huffing & puffing my way through the heat & dust – I returned home – as I typically do – feeling entitled & ready to shove something in my face. In colder weather – I usually (and by usually I mean like 5 times a week) eat a huge bowl of my Zero Calorie Zero Carb Vegetarian Pho.
It is getting warmer now, though (it was 100 here two days ago), and soup doesn’t sound so good. But a nice summery hot dog does! And, if you eat veggie dogs, a huge one is only about 100 calories & the bun is likely to be about 120. That is a pretty good deal, calorie-wise, assuming you like veggie dogs. I posted this beauty last July
served with Cilantro Jalapeno mustard.
I could eat that mustard with a spoon!
But this time – I had mango salsa laying around leftover from my glorious Ahi Tuna Tower.
1 ripe mango – chopped
1/2 red onion – minced
2 scallions – minced
1/2 red bell pepper – minced
1 jalapeno (or 2 serranos if you love heat) – minced
S&P to taste
Juice of half a lime
Juice of half a lemon
I saw the bowl of this beautiful stuff in my fridge & asked myself why I shouldn’t use some to top a hot dog. I am not a meat eater and even when I was – I loathed the concept of Hawaiian pizza (with ham & pineapple) and some of you may argue that this concoction is in that same ballpark – but I disagree. The hot dog with my new favorite mustard – horseradish mustard – and this salsa is a most incredible, low calorie lunch delight! I recommend very highly that you try it! The salsa would also go very nicely on chicken or seafood so don’t be afraid to make a lot of it!