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Food Truck Festival + Street Fries w/ Avocado Crema

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I promise that when I wrote about street tacos last week, I had no idea that the following weekend there would be a Food Truck Festival in my own backyard. Because that would be too coincidental, right? However, I don’t think anyone will be complaining once they eat this bowl of (healthy!) spicy, herb-y, avocado-y loaded fries.

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But first, let’s talk about the Food Truck Festival. Being vegan, I wasn’t all too enthusiastic about the potential offerings I would find at this festival… but it was a gorgeously bright May Saturday, and I really can’t stay away when food is in the offing. So I went, thinking I would just have to settle for some plain lemonade, when I saw the most beautiful sight in the world – a vegan food truck!!

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I don’t even know where to begin to describe the Amor Food Truck  – do I start with the stunningly decorated truck? Or the three beautiful, impossibly cool women inside it? Or the AMAZING, mouth-watering menu?? I should probably start with the food (it is a food truck, after all).

Although Amor Food Truck has an expansive repertoire of vegan fare, their three main offerings for the day were a  beet slider, a sweet potato slider, and tofu bahn mi. I, of course, got all three (albeit with the help of my boyfriend). It should be mentioned that this same boyfriend – who is not vegan – had a bite of everything and absolutely loved it all.

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I was so inspired by these badass lady entrepreneurs – even though Hartford is not the most vegan-friendly city, these women brought their best to the table (literally) and had – arguably – the best food truck at the festival. Rock on!

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Which brings me to these loaded street fries… After seeing all the amazing creations at the Food Truck Festival, I knew I wanted to recreate a classic street food that would also be healthy and delicious. One of the most ubiquitous offerings I saw at the festival were fries – but they were loaded with heavy gravy and greasy cheese. These fries, on the other hand – are light, spicy, fresh, and HEALTHY! Oven-baked paprika fries make the base, and are then topped with fresh avocado crema, with chopped herbs and baby kale. Once I was done photographing them, I all but inhaled this bowl of potato + avocado deliciousness.

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I would be remiss if I didn’t write something about this avocado crema – inspired by Mexican sour cream, this mouth-watering green sauce is surprisingly refreshing and flavorful (and completely dairy-free!). Also, I should mention that this crema doubles amazingly as a dip – when taste-testing the recipe, I almost ate the entire batch as a dip for my carrots. It may be one of my favorite sauces I’ve ever made.

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Street Fries w/ Avocado Crema

These delicious, (healthy!) loaded street fries are oven-baked with spices, then topped with refreshing avocado crema and chopped herbs.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

Fries

  • 3-4 Medium Russet Potatoes
  • 1/2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Flax Oil optional
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • Pinch Cayenne optional

Avocado Crema

  • 1 Medium Avocado
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • Juice from 1 Lime
  • 1 Cup Cilantro + Parsley packed
  • 1 Jalapeño ribs and seeds removed
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Toppings

  • Baby Kale
  • Scallions
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley

Instructions

Fries

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Chop potatoes into fries, about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
  3. In a bowl, toss with olive oil, flax oil (optional), and spices.
  4. Place potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway.

Avocado Crema

  1. First, cut the jalapeño in half and remove ribs and seeds. If you like extra heat, keep a few seeds.
  2. Add jalapeño with all other ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor, and blend until a smooth, creamy consistency.

Toppings

  1. Combine about 1/2 cup baby kale with 1/4 cup cilantro, 1/4 cup scallions, and 1/4 cup parsley. Chop into small pieces and mix together.

Putting it All Together

  1. When fries are done baking, serve them in bowls - drizzle with avocado crema, and top with kale, scallions, and herbs as desired.
  2. Enjoy!

Food Truck Festival + Street Fries w/ Avocado Crema

7 Comments

  • Reply
    Victoria
    May 13, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Hi!

    I just added your blog to Bloglovin, because it’s new and it’s not there, right? That way I’ll be able to follow you easily! It looks like a promising blog :)
    The Bloglovin guys told me the blog should be in their feed in a couple of hours. You can login to Bloglovin and “claim your blog”. I don’t know if people use Bloglovin for food blogs, but for me it’s so handy.

    Have a nice day,

    Victoria

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      WellAndFull
      May 16, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      Hi Victoria,
      Thank you so much for adding me! I really appreciate it :)
      – Sarah

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    Sabrina
    July 20, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    These look delicious!

    • Reply
      WellAndFull
      July 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks Sabrina! :)

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    Kayla Newland
    January 5, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Little bit late to this one, but late night recipe hunting made me come across these and I’m so excited to try them! The recipe sounds like it would be amazing with sweet potato fries too!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 5, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Yes, sweet potato fries would definitely be delicious with the avo crema!! :D Cheers, Kayla!

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