Truffle Fries are loaded with Mediterranean flavors to make a simple, yet fancy side dish.
This is a sponsored post is written by me on behalf of Alexia Foods. All opinions are entirely my own.
Garlic fries with tzatziki sauce are one of my favorite combos. On the rare occasion I get my hands on a good gyro pita, it’s hard to stop dipping the fries in the sauce. The creamy garlicky sauce is just so good.
Thanks to Alexia Foods, I was able to try their two new side dishes made with organic potatoes: Organic Savory Spice Sweet Potato Fries and Alexia Truffle Fries. Just like the other Alexia products, both new fries are made with ingredients harvested at their peak, then seasoned creatively with all-natural flavors.
Just like all the Alexia products I’ve tried, these two new ones are fabulous. They are both found exclusively at Whole Foods, but if you can’t find them, this topping would work great on any of their frozen fries or potatoes.
The Non-GMO Verified, Organic Savory Spice Sweet Potato fries are made with a delicious blend of organic ginger, cumin, cinnamon and other spices. They bring the tantalizing flavors of Morocco from farm to table.
Just the sweet potato fries alone have ~130 calories per serving, less than 20 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fat, 3 grams of fiber and other nutrients like potassium. French fries don’t have to be a cheat meal! These are delicious, packed with Moroccan spices.
The Truffle Fries make a simple, yet fancy side that you might find in fine dining restaurants. The black summer truffles are foraged from the slopes of northern Italy adorned with Mediterranean sea salt. How fancy, right?
They are a little higher in fat and calories than the sweet potatoes, 160 calories per serving, 8 grams of fat and also 20 grams of carbs.
They really are fabulous as is and make a great side, but I thought it would be fun to experiment with a topping that will make a hearty side dish for any meal.
Tomato, onion, zucchini, feta, olives, garlic and fresh parsley topped with homemade tzatziki sauce. This topping goes amazingly well on either potato- yes, I tried. I decided a vegetarian side like these Loaded Mediterranean Fries would pair nicely with a lamb chop, steak or just a vegetarian entrée like a big salad.
You can make the tzatziki sauce in advance and make sure to have an extra toothbrush on hand for your guests. Garlic is a must in this dish!
My husband loved this creation and we both enjoyed the leftovers cold the next day!
In addition to a variety of delicious frozen fries and potatoes, Alexia offers organic vegetables that can go from freezer to table in minutes. Alexia products can be found at grocers, club and mass retail stores nationwide.
- 1 bag Alexia brand frozen Truffle fries
- 2 medium zucchini, julienned
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ large red onion, sliced vertically
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ¾ cup cherry tomatoes, sliced lengthwise
- ¼ cup chopped kalamata olives, without seeds
- 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint (optional)
- Tzatzkiki sauce (recipe to follow):
- ½ cup finely diced English cucumber, skin on (~1/4 of a large one), let sit in a paper towel overnight to drain if possible
- 1 cup Greek yogurt (2% or full fat recommended)
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic (~1 large clove)
- ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1½ tablespoon freeze dried dill
- To make tzatziki sauce: In a bowl combine yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, oil and salt. Stir to combine. Stir in diced cucumber.
- Cook fries according to package instructions. Meanwhile prep topping.
- To julienne zucchini, cut off stem and the end of zucchini. Slice into 3 or 4 planks. Cut off the very end at a diagonal, the continue cutting into slices like fries (in a diagonal cut). Set aside.
- Heat a large skillet on medium high heat. Add 1½ tablespoons of olive oil. Add zucchini, ¼ teaspoon dried oregano and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, add sliced red onion and garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes (you want veggies to be crisp-tender, not overly cooked through). Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl and set aside while fries continue to cook.
- When fries are done, transfer them to a platter or serving tray. Top fries the zucchini mixture, tomatoes, feta, olives and fresh herbs. Serve with tzatziki sauce or spoon it over the top.
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