Thursday, July 7, 2016

Low Carb Greek Style Hot Dog in Lettuce "Bun" with Greek Yogurt and Tahini Sauce


These fun low carb lettuce "bun" hot dogs that are styled with some great Greek flavors and a cool yogurt and tahini sauce make a fast and fun dinner.

My family has been craving Greek food recently after we recently ate some great gyros.  I didn't have anything to make gyros, but I did have some hot dogs in my fridge.  I made these for dinner tonight and they were a big hit. 

I love them because they are cool, refreshing and low-carb.  I was only in front of the stove for a few minutes and the rest was having fun assembling these low-carb lettuce dogs. 

The sauce also makes a great dip with veggies.  So definitely make some even if you don't like hot dogs.   Remember you can pick your favorite kind of hot dog so if you like tofu dogs... enjoy a vegetarian version.  Turkey, pork, all beef or chicken... what ever you fancy is okay with this meal. 

I can't wait to make more low-carb "bunless" lettuce meals this summer.

Low Carb Greek Style Hot Dog in Lettuce "Bun" 
with Greek Yogurt and Tahini Sauce


Greek "Dogs":
8 Hot dogs (your favorite kind)
1 large onion sliced
1-2 jalapeno peppers sliced 
1 tsp dried oregano
red chili flakes to taste
salt and black pepper to taste

Low Carb "Buns"
Small hearts of Romaine lettuce 

Greek Yogurt and Tahini Sauce:
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup small diced cucumbers
2-3 Tbs Tahini 
1/2 cup up to 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 tsp dried chives (2 tsp fresh)
1 tsp granulated garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
2-3 Tbs fresh lemon juice (to taste)
salt and black pepper to taste

Step 1:  Make the Greek Yogurt and Tahini sauce by combining all the ingredients together and refrigerating for  at least 30 minutes.   Note:  Make this sauce to your taste, add as much lemon juice and salt as you like. 

Step 2:  Slice onions and jalapenos.  Heat skillet and lightly brown the hot dogs.  Then add the onions and peppers with a little salt and black pepper and saute.  When onions begin to soften, add the chili flakes and oregano.  Saute for another minute and turn off.  

Step 3:  Assemble the low-carb hot dog by take several leaves of lettuce and creating a "bun", then add the hot dog and top with sauce and sauteed onions and peppers.  Enjoy. 

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