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
- 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)
- Assemble nachos.
Greek Seasoned Ground Lamb
- 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
- Mix the onion, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, yogurt, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper.
- Marinate the lamb in half of the mixture for 30 minutes.
- Brown the lamb in a pan over medium heat.
- Drain the grease.
- Mix in the remaining marinade and cook for a few minutes.
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