Hot Dogs are always better grilled! Serve these veggie dogs with a whole bunch of topping options for a fun summer lunch!

Hot Dogs are always better grilled! Serve these veggie dogs with a whole bunch of topping options for a fun summer lunch!

Summer is coming! I can smell it, and by that I mean I can smell my neighbors grill being fired up more often now and I know he’s cooking hot dogs!I’m so lucky to live in a place where when summer rolls around almost all of our dining ends up being done outside. The kids love it and even though the whole family always sits together for dinner, there’s something extra special about sitting together while outside. It reminds me a little like camping!

And what do I grill? It changes so often and can be slowly cooking some tri-tip to something as easy as burgers and hot dogs. Lately I’ve been introducing the family to veggie burgers and they’re so good. Sometimes I’ll skip the bun and wrap them in romaine leaves.

But I never skip the bun when I make hot dogs. We all love the traditional American bbq feast because they’re quick and easy to cook and the toppings are endless. I grilled up these Smart Dogs from Lightlife, made from soy protein and natural plant sources and served them with so many different and fun toppings like these-

  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • BBQ sauce
  • Diced onion and green onion
  • Corn
  • Cheese and crushed tortilla chips
  • Cilantro
  • Pickled peppers
  • Relish
  • Artichoke quarters
  • Avocado
  • Jalapeno slices

Grilled Veggie Hot Dogs! Serve with a toppings bar for a fun summer party!

I’m a traditionalist so it’s always ketchup, mustard and relish for me but you could add so many other awesome things like corn, potato chips, grilled onion and even artichokes! I want to say there are no rules when it comes to toppings and the more choice the better. One hot tip is to go through your refrigerator and see what you have stashed in jars hiding at the very back. Tell me I’m not the only one who keeps everything? I bet most of them can be used as some sort of topping for your Smart Dogs!

Go all out this summer and create your very own hot dog toppings bar and have everyone customize their own dogs.

Just don’t forget some ice cold beer and plenty of napkins!

Easy veggie hot dogs cooked on the grill and served with a bunch of different toppings!

This post was sponsored by Lightlife. All thoughts and opinions are always my own!


Grilled Veggie Hot Dogs with Mixed Toppings

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 255kcal
Author: foodnessgracious
Tasty grilled veggie hot dogs served with various toppings for a fun summer lunch!
Print Recipe


  • 1 pack Lightlife Veggie Smart Dogs
  • 6 whole sliced hot dog style buns


  • Heat your grill to a high heat.
  • Place the veggie hot dogs over the heat and grill for 2 minutes until they start to blister.
  • Carefully turn the hot dos using tongs to repeat on the other side.
  • Serve the hot dogs on the buns with the toppings listed above.


Calories: 255kcal