Hot Dogs with Canada Day-Inspired Salsa

Preparation 10 min
Total 20 min
4 Servings

This recipe for Hot Dogs with Canada-Inspired Salsa adds festive flair to your Canada Day gathering. Dempster’s® Original Hot Dog Buns create the perfect base while the tomato, roasted red pepper and onion salsa adds a fresh, flavourful twist to a backyard BBQ classic. Customize hot dogs with your toppings of choice. Serves four.

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  • 4 Dempster's Original Hot Dog Buns
  • 4 all-beef hot dogs
  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced roasted red pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced white onion
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) white wine vinegar
  • Pinch each salt and pepper
  • Chopped black olives (optional)
  • Pickled hot pepper rings (optional)


  1. Grill hot dogs according to package directions. Toss together tomato, roasted red pepper, onion, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  2. Assemble hot dogs in buns with tomato mixture, and olives and hot peppers (if using).

Tip: Add your favourite condiments, such as relish, ketchup, mustard, bacon bits or pickles, to these hot dogs if desired.