I have determined the essential question to ask on a first date, and it is not “Where did you grow up?” or “What’s your favorite movie?” Let’s bypass the mundane chitchat for the one thing I need to know if we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together: “What is your preferred French fry dipping sauce?” Correct answer: Avocado Feta Dip.
I’ll also accept honey mustard, malt vinegar, BBQ sauce, ranch dressing, tartar sauce, or a Wendy’s Frosty. Or you can say ketchup. I’m open-minded like that. But for today, my holy grail, crave-it-like-crazy, creamy-dreamy French fry dip of the gods is chunky, feta-filled Avocado Dip.
Tomorrow is National French Fry Day (yes another American food holiday! Remember that Apple Butter, Cheddar, and Turkey Grilled Cheese back in April? I love this country), so pick your favorite fry-sauce combo, and let’s dunk with gusto.
French fries are as suited to a fancy bistro (the truffle fry) as they are to a roadside food shack (the double-fried fry). Whether you’re all about the skinny-minnie matchstick fry, the super chunky steak fry, the quirky curly fry, or the wacked-out waffle fry, National French Fry Day has something to offer. I’ll be making merry with a jumbo plate of spicy sweet potato fries and a party-sized bowl of Avocado Dip. Come over. I’ll share.
Avocado Dip is cool, creamy, and loaded with feta cheese. Greek yogurt adds richness and smoked paprika teases with subtle spice. We are in double dipping territory. Avocado Dip is meant to be shared amongst the closest of friends and the least of germaphobes. Avocado Dip will love your tortilla chips, your carrot sticks, your pita crisps, and it will really, really love your fries.
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Seasoning with Avocado Dip are my latest afternoon snack, dinner side, and midnight munchie addiction. Though fries typically conjure images of something I shouldn’t be eating three times a day without some measure of residual guilt, these crunchy, spicy, and indulgent-tasting fries are actually oven baked. I have a mini fixation with creating dishes that taste deep-fried but aren’t (see: Ultra Crispy Unfried Tofu), both for the health-factor and the “I don’t want my apartment smelling like a KFC for three weeks” factor. These baked fries from Alexia Foods nailed it.
Lucky lady that I am, Alexia sent me a few samples of their French fries to try and ohmygoodess. If I hadn’t popped these babies into the oven myself, I would have willingly bet my last bar of chocolate that they had been deep-fried. Both the Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Seasoning and the Organic Yukon Gold Select Fries baked up perfectly crispy, tasted fresh, and were ready in same amount of time it took me to whip up my easy Avocado Dip. Goodbye tedious potato peeling, botched potato chopping, and disastrous cornstarch dredging (along with the other odd theories I’ve tried to create a “fried” texture in the oven.) Hello French fry fabulous!
Cool Avocado Dip pairs perfectly with Alexia’s Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Seasoning and is exactly what I’ll be eating to celebrate National French Fry Day. Celebrate with me! In honor of this savory holiday, I’m teaming up with Alexia for a National French Fry Day Giveaway. One lucky winner will receive:
- One Alexia branded tote bag
- One apron
- One kitchen timer
- One coupon for a free bag of Alexia product
**Giveaway ended. Congrats to the winner and thank you to all who entered!**
Whether your ideal French fry is crinkly or straight, thick or thin, Yukon Gold or sweet potato, treat yourself to your favorite spud for National French Fry Day. Pull up a big bowl of creamy feta Avocado Dip, and don’t be shy about double dipping. Your fries, your taste buds, and maybe even your date will thank you.
And if your date doesn’t appreciate your double-dunk, you just called dibs on the rest of the Avocado Dip. Score!
Avocado Feta Dip
- 1 ripe avocado peeled, pitted, and cut in 1/2-inch chunks
- 4 ounces feta cheese loosely crumbled but still chunky (about 3/4 cup)
- 1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Baked sweet potato fries for serving
- Sliced carrots, celery, pita chips, or tortilla chips, for serving
- Place avocados, feta, Greek yogurt, lime juice, smoked paprika, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper in a large mixing bowl. Stir and lightly mash with a spoon to combine, leaving avocado and feta slightly chunky.
- Serve with baked spicy sweet potato fries, veggies, and chips as desired.
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Disclaimer: Giveaway will remain open until Thursday July 18th at 10 p.m. CST. Winner will be contacted via the email address used to leave a comment on this blog post and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Open to US residents over the age of 18 only. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook in any way. No purchase necessary to enter. Alexia provided me with the products mentioned in this post. As always, all thoughts are my own.