Merguez Hot Dogs Recipe

Merguez and pepper dogs with sesame tzatziki

  • makes 8
  • A little effort

A brilliant merguez and pepper hot dog that's got Christmas party written all over it


This merguez hot dogs recipe is for the dogs in the top right-hand corner of the image above.



  • hotdog or sub rolls 8

  • egg 1, beaten

  • sesame seeds 2 tbsp
  • long merguez sausages 8

  • rocket 2 small handfuls
  • roasted peppers from a jar about 4, sliced
  • pickled chillies or jalepeños to serve
  • ready-made tzatziki 2 x 200g tubs
  • tahini 3 tbsp

  • lemon juice 2 tsp


  • Step 1

    For the sesame tzatziki, mix all the ingredients together and chill until needed.

  • Step 2

    Up to a few hours before the party, heat
 the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and line 
a baking tray with baking paper. Brush the tops of the buns with beaten egg, then scatter generously with sesame seeds and a little salt. Bake for 5 minutes until the tops are dry and crisp. Cool completely, then put in an airtight container until later.

  • Step 3

    To serve, heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/ gas 6 and roast the merguez for about 30 minutes until browned and cooked through. Split the sesame buns lengthways and spread with some of the tzatziki. Sandwich in some rocket, roasted pepper and a merguez. Top with a dollop more tzatziki and add a pickled chilli if you like a spicy bite.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 326
  • Fat 17.9g
  • Carbs 24.2g
  • Fibre 4.4g
  • Protein 16.1g
  • Salt 1.6g