Recipe: Green Goddess Dog

Let’s face it, sneaking greens into children’s diet can be tough—especially since most youngsters don’t immediately jump for joy when they see the vibrant color on their plate. Nathan’s Famous®, however, may have just the trick by jazzing up their traditional Skinless Beef Franks with the delicious, creamy Green Goddess dressing.

Check out the recipe from Nathan’s Famous® below to recreate these tasty hot dogs in just a half hour.

Total Time Skill Level Servings
30 mins Intermediate 8



Nathan’s Famous® Skinless Beef Franks 1 pkg(s)
Ripe avocado, pitted and quartered 1 whole
Plain nonfat greek yogurt 1 cup(s)
Lime, juiced 1 whole
Garlic, minced 1 clove(s)
Green onions, trimmed, divided 5
Fresh parsley, plus more for serving 1/4 cup(s)
Fresh basil 1/4 cup(s)
Salt To taste
Pepper To taste
Hot dog buns 1 pkg(s)
Baby arugula 2 cup(s)


  1. Combine avocado, yogurt, lime juice, garlic, 4 green onions, parsley and basil into food processor. Process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Cook your hot dogs your favorite way. We suggest pan-fried with butter!
  3. To serve, place hot dog in bun and drizzle with avocado yogurt sauce. Thinly slice remaining green onions and sprinkle over hot dog with baby arugula and parsley. Serve any remaining avocado sauce for dipping.

Tips to Stretch Your Dollar

Another crowd-pleasing dish that’ll put any hotdogs to use is the tried-and-true pigs in a blanket. Take your remaining Nathan’s Famous® Skinless Beef Franks and wrap them into store-bought crescent roll dough then bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes at 375°F. You’ll have a tasty snack for the kiddos in no time.

In need of more inspiration for your next family meal? Smithfield Foods’ large portfolio of products, including Smithfield® Bacon, Nathan’s Famous® Beef Franks and Eckrich® Smoked Sausage, can meet your household’s needs for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snack time. 


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