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Greek Style Nachos

Greek Style Nachos


Lately I have been enjoying playing with food and transforming the flavours and components of one dish into the form of another dish such as the BLT salad or the Korean short rib tacos. Not too long ago I came across Mark Bittman's Greek Nachos that were along the same vein; taking Greek flavours and serving them in the form of nachos. I have combined these Greek flavours before in the form of meatball 'gyros' and I really liked the sound of transforming the ingredients into nacho form. Given the great flavours, the great idea and the fact that these nachos were pretty healthy they quickly made it to my meal plan. For the meat I decided to go with ground lamb for the extra flavour and I seasoned it with a souvlaki style of marinade. After the lamb was cooked and the tzatziki was made the nachos were as simple to make as throwing them together and they turned out great! The lamb was tasty and the tzatziki was nice and thick and cool and creamy and it held everything together. The feta and chopped kalamata olives brought a ton of flavour and the fresh and juicy vegetables rounded everything out nicely. Overall I was really impressed with the Greek style nachos and I look forward to eating the leftovers this week. Of course, if you take all of the same ingredients in these Greek nachos and change them up a bit you get Greek style tacos.

Greek Style Nachos

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
4 whole wheat pitas (cut into wedges and toasted)
1 pound Greek seasoned ground lamb (see below)
1 cup tzatziki
4 ounces feta (crumbled)
1/2 cup cucumber (sliced)
1/2 cup tomato (sliced)
1/4 cup kalamata olives (pitted and sliced)
1/4 cup mint (chopped)

Directions:
1. Assemble nachos.

Greek Seasoned Ground Lamb


Ingredients:
1 onion (chopped)
4 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 lemon (juice and zest)
2 tablespoons yogurt
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound ground lamb

Directions:
1. Mix the onion, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, yogurt, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper.
2. Marinate the lamb in half of the mixture for 30 minutes.
3. Brown the lamb in a pan over medium heat.
4. Drain the grease.
5. Mix in the remaining marinade and cook for a few minutes.

Similar Recipes:
Greek Style Pulled Lamb Fries
Chicken Gyro
Greek Meatballs (Keftedes) in a Pita with Tzatziki Sauce
Greek Style Pulled Lamb Pitas
Baba Ghanoush Topped with Lamb and Yogurt
Shrimp Nachos
Chicken Pad Thai Nachos
Baba Ghanoush Burrito Bowl

30 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Incredible variation of nachos!

Chris said...

They serve those at the local sports pub!!!!!

(Ok, totally kidding, but those do look awesome!)

maybelle's mom said...

delicious--feta on anything is right on.

Justin said...

how did you have any leftovers!?

Nina Timm said...

Fusion at its best!!!! Looks lovely and crunchy!!!

Jenn said...

Nice job bring together 2 cultures. Yum!! Put that in front of me and I won't be able to stop munching on them.

Elra said...

Oh, I love this version very much!

♥peachkins♥ said...

loaded nachos!! yumyum!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a wonderful combo! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Joanne said...

I adore your fusion meals Kevin! Keep em coming.

Donna-FFW said...

OOOOHHHH.. fantastic idea.

Duchess of Fork said...

Wow, Kevin...not sure it could get much better than this! I'll have to try these.

elly said...

I've been wanting to try a version of this since seeing the pics on Bittman's blog, too! Your version looks delicious!

Bellini Valli said...

I have this very same recipe in my unpublished posts waiting to be made....thanks for the push Kevin.

Olga said...

It almost seems like summer is back by looking at your recipe. Gorgeous!

BrieForShort said...

If there was a support group for nacho addicts I'd be in it. Great play on a classic snack! Keep 'em coming!

Dawn said...

you and Peter kill me with all these wonderful uses for feta.
I am so making these.

oneshotbeyond said...

this is so unique! I gotta try them. They look awesome.

teresa said...

this is such a fun spin on nachos! i love it!

George Gaston said...

Kevin... I like your style!
The way you take something ordinary and change it into something new & different, but keeping the integrity of the original. Brilliant!

meeso said...

This is an awesome variation on nachos! Wow!

Ben said...

Hmmm very interesting! I need to catch up with the recipes you've posted. All those pictures are making me hungry!

Pam said...

I am soooo making these! I love all the flavors.

Zoe said...

I'm sorry but this is very disgusting, and the image could not be!

The Duo Dishes said...

Great idea for a dinner party or cocktail party. Looks delicious on the platter.

Sam Sotiropoulos said...

Haha! Good stuff, Kevin. Looks and sounds great! Hope all is well with you?

Patsyk said...

Love the look of those nachos! What a fun appy to share with friends before a meal.

Aggie said...

Wow, these look awesome!! What a creative twist!!

Coniqua said...

I love the photo of your greek nachos they look so vibrant and fresh. If you like greek nachos and you like moussaka there is another version of this dish you should try. http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=979

It adds eggplant into the meat mixture and uses a bechamel sauce instead of tzatziki. It's really nice because you are able to serve the nachos hot. I made a variation of this tonight and snuck some feta and hummus in my bechamel for even more flavor.

Jim said...

I love this salad, it makes me remember my trip to Corfu

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