Loaded Mediterranean Street Cart Fries

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Loaded Mediterranean Street Cart Fries.

What does that even meannnn?

Let’s start by saying that this platter of street cart fries is taking notes from Greek salad and loaded nachos and late-night chili cheese fries and making it all come together in a happy and delicious moment for fry lovers everywhere.

To me, these specific street cart fries mean sweet potato fries (or regular! your choice, pal) topped with fresh summery romaine, marinated tomatoes and chickpeas, feta cheese, herbs to the nines, a quick thrown together tzatziki, and fried pita strips as the crown jewel on top, all coming together in one epic bowl-meets-boat-type meatless dinner situation. You could also add kalamata olives and/or pepperoncini, and you would be, oh I dunno, THE BEST PERSON EVER, and I would know that we are destined to be food BFFs.

How To Make Our Mediterranean Street Cart Fries (1 MIN):

Loaded Mediterranean Street Cart Fries.

I first caught the vision for these when I ate at my latest lunch obsession hot spot: Spitz. The number of times Jenna and I have ordered the wraps to be delivered to the studio for lunch is very incriminating and shall not be made public. So let’s just say I have ordered this (street cart fries and all its variations) enough to know that I needed to at least TRY to make this happen at home.

First order of business was seeing how difficult it would be to make gyro-style meat at home, because YUM. That meat is so good.

Second order of business was realizing that making gyro-style meat at home was way too complicated for my regular girl self. So I settled on an equally delicious meatless version of my favorite salad/fries combo from Spitz called the Street Cart Fries. And yes, I live the kind of life where “Street Cart Fries” are fully accepted as a salad. Whatcha gon do bout it.

Third order of business was figuring out the most important ingredients I needed to recreate this wonder.

And they are, in order of importance:

Sweet Potato Fries. Worth noting that we also adore regular non-sweet-potato fries. This is u-pick moment.

Tzatziki. Necessary, because it’s kind of the chili cheese sauce in our chili cheese fries analogy. Without it, there’s no saucy thing on the fries to hold it all together. It’s quick to whip up and it’s delicious beyond all belief. HIGHLY RECOMMEND dipping some fried pitas in this stuff before you even touch the salad/fries creation.

Loaded Mediterranean Street Fries ingredients in a bowl.

Speaking of.

Fried Pita. Friends, this is not truly necessary in the way the tzatziki is necessary, and it does require a little extra time, so if you are tight for time, take a pass this time. But if you are not tight for time and you love OMG-type-food, then you need – I repeat – NEED – fried pita strips atop your fries. I do not lie about these important things.

Loaded Mediterranean Street Cart Fries.
Marinated tomatoes and chickpeas in a measuring cup.

And guess what? The rest is sort of a buffet of options.

Marinated tomatoes and chickpeas and feta cheese and pepperonicini and more herbs are kind of what I most recommend as the final layering touches, but it’s your call. She is a blank-slate-meal kind of girl. You make it your very own street fries masterpiece, okay? I fully expect to be tagged in your amazing fry pictures on Insta.

Loaded Mediterranean Street Fries.

French Fry / Salad / Nacho Boats? Absolutely. Yes. For the win. Love you guys.

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Mediterranean Street Cart fries in tray.

Loaded Mediterranean Street Fries


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Loaded Mediterranean Street Cart Fries: sweet potato fries topped with fresh romaine, tzatziki, marinated tomatoes and chickpeas, feta cheese, and more. Meatless and mind-blowing, all in one.


Ingredients

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Tzatziki

  • 1 cup plain full fat yogurt
  • half of a zucchini, grated
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • a few pinches of chopped fresh dill
  • salt and lemon juice to taste

Marinated Tomatoes and Chickpeas

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 46 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • fresh minced parsley to taste
  • salt to taste
  • lemon juice to taste

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 bag sweet potato fries
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, washed and roughy chopped
  • pita bread and oil for frying
  • Toppings (see notes)

Instructions

  1. TZATZIKI: Combine the tzatziki ingredients together – taste and adjust until it hits the spot for you.
  2. TOMATOES / CHICKPEAS: Toss the chickpeas and tomatoes together with the oil, garlic, lemon juice, and parsley to marinate.
  3. SWEET POTATOES: Bake the sweet potato fries according to package directions. While the sweet potatoes are baking, chop the lettuce and fry the pitas.
  4. PITAS: For the pitas, cut each one into strips and fry in a shallow layer of frying oil (such as vegetable oil) until golden brown and slightly crispy. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt.
  5. ASSEMBLY: Assemble the individual boats with layers of fries, tzatziki, marinated tomatoes and chickpeas, fried pita, romaine, feta cheese, and more. Mwah!

Notes

Highly recommend the addition of feta cheese, pepperoncini, olives, hot peppers, hot sauce, and/or anything else you love! Make this one all your own.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean-Inspired

Keywords: street fries, mediterranean street fries

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hi Lindsay,
    This looks amazing!!!
    We bought a bunch of sweet potatoes the other day and made some creamy mashed sweet potatoes. Since we got some leftovers, we better try this. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    Amy

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Spitz, yaaassss! Why haven’t I thought of recreating their fries?! And that’s why I follow POY. Thanks for the inspiration and recipe. Can’t wait to try it. (And now I want Spitz spicy doner)

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    We seem to be twinning today! I’ve got tzatziki sauce over on my side of the internet too.

    Also, absolutely love the idea of a build-your-own french fry bar!

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    chelsea

    We have a Spitz in SLC and I absolutely love the street car fries. Dreaming about them right now… I think I’ll go get them for dinner. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    jennifer

    This just says all kinds of YEEEEESSSSSS! So I’ll go going to the store tomorrow and make these as soon as I get home. Who cares if it’s 10:00 am right? I can’t wait! YUMMMMM

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    Lindsay

    Ohmygod loaded fries of any variety are such a weakness for me so when I saw this I knew it was happening for dinner. I am so glad I didn’t cave and buy premade tzatsiki because your homemade one is soooo delicious. Thank you for making my Monday night amazing






  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I need these now! I haven’t had a lot of cravings this pregnancy, but loaded sweet potato fries Greek style….yummy!






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    Jennifer

    Well, now that I’ve made these I can rate them. I can’t rate things I haven’t tasted. But bottom line these were the all kinds of YES that I thought they would be. Delicious, bright and bold flavors. Crunchy, creamy, and just plain amazing! Thanks for another fantastic recipe!.






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    Inez

    I am confused that you made tzatziki with zucchini instead of cucumber? I was always under the impression it was made with cucumber but do you think zucchini makes it have a better taste or are they related enough that they are semi interchangeable? I’d love to hear your thoughts on that choice.