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Carolina Slaw Dog with Dairy Free Coleslaw

My Carolina Slaw Dog with Dairy Free Coleslaw recipe has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This is #WhatAGrillWantsthis 4th of July.

The very second I tasted these slaw dogs I knew I had to share the recipe with you. Every bit of it is made from premium ingredients, from the frank to the bun.

I’m a frank snob and only prefer to eat Hebrew National. I kid you not — but I bring my own hot dogs to cookouts. I’m the one who volunteers to bring 100% whole wheat buns and Hebrew National franks because I’m selective about what I eat and what I don’t. 

Some franks are made using all kinds of ground up trash, but not Hebrew National. Their franks are made using on the premium cuts of beef from the front half of the cow. 

There are no artificial colors, flavors, fillers or by-products. 

Carolina Slawdog (makes 14)


  • Hebrew National franks (2 packs)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup of Italian Salad Dressing
  • 1 cup of shredded cabbage 
  • 1 small shredded carrot
  • 100% Whole Wheat Buns 
  • Lawry’s Seasoning
  • 4 fresh Basil leaves


  1. Sprinkle your franks with Lawry’s and place them on a hot grill. 
  2. Cook on all sides until the internal temperature of the hot dog reaches 140°F.
  3. Mix shredded cabbage, carrots and 1/4 – 1/2 cups of Italian salad dressing in a bowl. You want your slaw to be flavored by the dressing, but not sopping wet.
  4.  Next Chiffonade your basil, (cut into strips) by stacking them. The top of the leaf should be facing down and the underside is facing up. Now, roll them up and holding the roll begin slicing on a diagonal. 
  5. Gently fold the basil into the slaw.
  6. Place a hotdog in a bun and top with slaw.

The combination of franks and these toppings may not be Kosher.

I’m going to tell you right now that the flavors will explode in your mouth. You have the smokey, savory flavor of the seasoned hot dog. Then there’s the refreshing burst of flavor from every strip or basil. Basil is like the breath freshener of the herb world. It has a subtle minty-zingy flavor that makes the slaw pop. Finally, the Italian herbs and crunchy texture of the slaw complete the party in your mouth.

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      I’m am looking forward to easy entertaining this fourth of July because I don’t do complicated. This recipe is way to easy not to give it a go at your next cookout.

      For more easy 4th of July recipes check out the most recent here.

      If you make this recipe, right now you can save up to $2 on Hebrew National at Kroger or Kroger banner stores. That’s an awesome deal on higher priced, but oh-so-worth-it franks.  

      What’s your favorite hot dog topping?

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