Avocado for Hot Dogs for Kids

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When dealing with any recipes using avocados there is always a problem in deciding if the fruit is ripe under the hard green skin.  Many markets sell avocados that are hard and unripe, because they’re less likely to bruise and spoil.  If the avocado is rock hard, it will need a few days to ripen.  If an avocado yields slightly to gentle pressure, it is ripe enough to slice.  If pressing the fruit leaves a small dent, it is too ripe to slice, but is suitable for guacamole.  If pressing leaves a large dent, the fruit is overripe, and the flesh will have darkened and spoiled.  Hard avocados ripen at room temperature in three to six days.

IngredientsServes 8
Avocado1
Red bell pepper chopped1
Onion chopped½ cup
Cider vinegar2 tbspns
Sugar1tbspn
Salt½ tspn
Ground black pepper¼ tspn
Hot dog sausages8
Hot dog buns8
Yellow mild mustard½ cup

Cooking Method

Combine bell pepper, onion, vinegar, sugar, salt and ground black pepper; gently stir in chopped avocado to make the avocado relish.

On the grill, cook hot dogs until hot and lightly browned, or cook over medium heat in a large skillet, turning once.

Spread cut sides of buns with mustard.  Place hot dogs in buns; spoon avocado relish on top and serve.