Loaded Baked Fries with Cilantro Lime Dressing

These Loaded Baked Fries with Cilantro Lime Dressing are a perfect game day snack (Vegan) | EatStyleCreate.com

Earlier this week I showed you a Simple Cilantro Lime Dressing and I told you I would be bringing you a yummy snack to use with it.

And here it is…

Loaded Baked Fries with Cilantro Lime Dressing.

I am drooling right now just writing this post, wishing I had more of these fries right now.

Fries are seasoned and tossed in oil before going into the oven. Once they are done, they are salted before being topped with cilantro lime dressing, additional cilantro and fresh jalapeño.

And that’s just the starting point.

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Guacamole Stuffed Potato Skins with Vegan Chipotle Mayo

Guacamole Stuffed Potato Skins with Vegan Chipotle Mayo | EatStyleCreate.com

Yesterday marked the official first day of pre-season football which means the time for game day snacks is here!

And we are going start the season off with something yummy – Guacamole Stuffed Potato Skins with Vegan Chipotle Mayo.

This is like having chips and guac, nachos and wings all in one.

(No there’s no chicken, but that chipotle mayo gives it a spicy kick similar to wings)

And while we’re on the topic, let’s talk about this mayo.

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Seasoned Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled Seasoned Corn on the Cob | EatStyleCreate.com

Did Summer just smack anyone else in the face this week?

It got hot this week in San Diego…HOT!

Here I was thinking maybe this Summer will be different…maybe we’ll have this perfect 75 degree weather all Summer long. But reality kicked in and the days of sleeping with a comforter, blanket or even a sheet are long gone.

I’ve literally slept on the couch the last 2 nights since the living room gets somewhat of a breeze.

And since I can’t even sit without breaking into a sweat, most of the cooking for the next few months will be on the grill.

And I started out by making this Seasoned Grilled Corn on the Cob.

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SKINNIEST BAKED FRIES WITH SRIRACHA MAYO

Made with a spiralizer these are seriously the Skinniest (and crunchiest) Baked Fries. Serve with some Sriracha Mayo | EatStyleCreate.com

I had a hard time coming up for a name for these fries.

They aren’t really curly fries or shoestring. They are definitely skinny, but skinnier than any fry I’ve ever had.

Which is why I landed on the skinniest baked fries. I think its fitting.

So how do you get a potato this skinny? With a spiralizer of course. If you don’t have a spiralizer, I suggest getting one. It is really inexpensive and there are so many things you can do with it.

Made with a spiralizer these are seriously the Skinniest (and crunchiest) Baked Fries. Serve with some Sriracha Mayo | EatStyleCreate.com

You can find the one I have here. I’ve had it for over 2 years, and never had an issue with it. Totally recommend it.

I picked the smallest setting for these fries – which is the same one I use when I make zucchini noodles.

As you spiralize your potatoes, you will need to break them off into 3 inch sections – if you don’t they can get as long as 2 feet.

Once you have your potatoes spiralized you will line 2 baking sheets with foil and spray them with nonstick spray.

Spread your potatoes out evenly and drizzle some olive oil and spices on top.

Put them in a preheated 400 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until they are nice and crispy.

While they are cooking, you will want to put together your sriracha mayo.

Which is literally the easiest dipping sauce. Combine 1 part sriracha to 5 parts mayo and stir to combine. If you like your sauce spicier, you can always add more sriracha.

Made with a spiralizer these are seriously the Skinniest (and crunchiest) Baked Fries. Serve with some Sriracha Mayo | EatStyleCreate.com

When your fries are done, pull them from the oven and pile on a plate. Add salt and some fresh parsley, and they are ready to eat.

They will be a little stuck together, but that is kind of the fun of eating them. Pull off a few with a fork (or your fingers) and dip them in the sauce. No need to be polite and neat while eating these.

Easy, and better for you than the deep fried variety 🙂

–Rene

SKINNIEST BAKED FRIES WITH SRIRACHA MAYO
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh parsley, diced (optional)
  • For Dip
  • 5 tbsp. mayo
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Scrub and rinse the potatoes. Cut the ends of each potato off. Using the smallest setting on a spiralizer, cut potatoes into fries – making sure to break them off every 3 inches.
  3. Line 2 baking sheets with foil and coast with non-stick spray. Spread potatoes evenly between the baking sheets and top each with olive oil, garlic powder and paprika.
  4. Place in the oven and cook for 30-40 minutes – being sure to check on them occasionally so they don’t burn.
  5. While the fries are cooking combine the mayo and sriracha in a small bowl and stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. Remove fries from the oven and place on a plate.* Top with salt and parsley. Serve with sriracha mayo and enjoy!
Notes
*They will be a little stuck together – just pick at them with a fork (or your fingers).

Made with a spiralizer these are seriously the Skinniest (and crunchiest) Baked Fries. Serve with some Sriracha Mayo | EatStyleCreate.com

Made with a spiralizer these are seriously the Skinniest (and crunchiest) Baked Fries. Serve with some Sriracha Mayo | EatStyleCreate.com

ZUCCHINI BACON GOAT CHEESE ROLL UPS

Zucchini Bacon Goat Cheese Roll Ups | EatStyleCreate.com #easyrecipe #appetizer

What better way to eat your veggies than by pairing them up with bacon and goat cheese?

Nothing, right?

My thoughts exactly. Which is why today we are making Zucchini Bacon Goat Cheese Roll Ups.

Zucchini Bacon Goat Cheese Roll Ups | EatStyleCreate.com #easyrecipe #appetizer

Lemon marinated zucchini slices, grilled, then rolled up with crispy bacon and herbed goat cheese.

Perfect appetizer for a party – make everything ahead of time and roll them up before the party starts.

Easy peasy.

Zucchini Bacon Goat Cheese Roll Ups | EatStyleCreate.com #easyrecipe #appetizer

Zucchini Bacon Goat Cheese Roll Ups | EatStyleCreate.com #easyrecipe #appetizer

Zucchini Bacon Goat Cheese Roll Ups | EatStyleCreate.com #easyrecipe #appetizer

Serve these up with extra lemon slices and you are good to go.

–Rene

ZUCCHINI BACON GOAT CHEESE ROLL UPS
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/4″ slices
  • 1 lemon
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked until crispy
  • 3 oz. goat cheese
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Cut zucchini into thin slices and lay on a plate. Juice half of the lemon and pour over the zucchini. Top with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Heat a grill or indoor griddle over medium high heat. Spray with non-stick spray and add zucchini slices. Grill for 3-4 minutes, or until grill marks appear. Flip and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from the pan to cool.
  3. While cooking zucchini, heat another pan over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy, flipping occasionally. Remove from pan and place on paper towels to drain excess oil.
  4. Combine goat cheese and basil in a bowl and stir to combine.
  5. When bacon and zucchini have cooled, take 1 piece of zucchini and top it with 1 slice of bacon. Place 1 tsp. of goat cheese at one end of the bacon. Roll up as tightly as possible and secure with a toothpick.
  6. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
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BLACK BEAN + CORN STUFFED JALAPEÑOS

Black Bean and Corn Stuffed Jalapeños | EatStyleCreate.com

We on recipe 3 of our Week of Peppers! And these Black Bean + Corn Stuffed Jalapeños are all kinds of yum.

If you missed the other recipes from our “Pepper Extravaganza” be sure to go check them out – Ultimate California Toast and 3 Pepper Vegan Mac and Cheese.

Now back to these amazing little guys.

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GRILLED ZUCCHINI + BALSAMIC TOMATO PASTA SALAD

Grilled Zucchini and Balsamic Tomato Pasta Salad | EatStyleCreate.com

Last week I posted my Red Wine Vinaigrette recipe and I promised I would share my favorite pasta salad to use it with. And here it is…Grilled Zucchini and Balsamic Tomato Pasta Salad.

This is my go-to weekend meal during the summer. It makes a huge batch and is something easy and healthy to munch on all weekend. I find myself dipping into the kitchen to grab bites all day.

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GRILLED VEGGIE GUACAMOLE

Grilled Veggie Guacamole | EatStyleCreate.com
I know Cinco de Mayo was a week ago, but let’s be honest…guacamole is good any time of year. And this Grilled Veggie Guacamole is a fun twist on a classic.

My whole life my Grandma has had huge avocado trees in her back yard which means there is guacamole at every family get together. And even though I was the pickiest of picky eaters as a kid, and wouldn’t go near an avocado, at some point I finally saw the light and realized how amazing avocados are. And let me tell you…no one makes better guac than Grandma.

So every time I make guacamole I try to live up to “Grandma standards”.

Grilled Veggie Guacamole | EatStyleCreate.com

Grilled Veggie Guacamole | EatStyleCreate.com

Grilled Veggie Guacamole | EatStyleCreate.com

Between the charred veggies and added cumin, this guac takes on a little bit of a smokey flavor, that I promise you won’t be mad about.

–Rene

GRILLED VEGGIE GUACAMOLE
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1/3 red onion, sliced in 2 rounds
  • 1/2 jalapeño, sliced down the middle
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tomato, diced
  • handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • red pepper flakes, to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat grill or griddle over medium-high heat. Spray with non-stick spray and add onion and jalapeño and grill for 2-3 minutes (or until there are grill marks) and then flip. Cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from grill to cool. When cooled, dice veggies.
  2. Add avocados and lime juice to a bowl. Mash avocados with a fork. Add onion, jalapeño, tomato and cilantro to bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Add cumin, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and stir to combine.
  4. Enjoy!
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