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Recipe: Greek Nachos

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These Greek Nachos are a fun flavor twist & should definitely make it to your next party or family table.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins
 1 pound ground lamb or beef
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 1/2 red onion (2/3 cup), diced
 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, minced
 1 clove garlic minced
Feta Tzaziki Sauce
 1 (5.3 ounce) container fat free greek yogurt
 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
 2 tablespoons red onion chopped
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
 1/4 cup chopped mint
 1 teaspoon dry dill
Toppings
 3/4 cup persian cucumber, seeded and diced
 3/4 cup fresh tomato, seeded and diced
 a few tablespoons red onion, chopped
 pepper
 fresh mint
 8 ounces pita chips, store bought or homemade
For homemade pita chips
 6 pitas, cut into 6 wedges each
 3 tablespoons olive oil
 salt or garlic salt
1

Heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes until onions are softened & fragrant. Add the garlic, beef and cumin. Combine well. Cook until meat is browned and mix in the olives. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Feta Tzaziki Sauce
2

Mash the feta and yogurt together with a fork. Mix in the onion, feta, olive oil, lemon juice, mint and dill.

Assemble
3

In a serving dish, place the pita chips first. Top with the meat, tzaziki and fresh toppings. Serve immediately.

4

To make your own pita chips: Brush the pitas with olive oil and cut each into 6 triangles. Place the triangles in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and bake until they are crispy crunchy, about 10 to 13 minutes. Turn the sheet halfway through cooking to ensure even crispiness.

Ingredients

 1 pound ground lamb or beef
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 1/2 red onion (2/3 cup), diced
 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, minced
 1 clove garlic minced
Feta Tzaziki Sauce
 1 (5.3 ounce) container fat free greek yogurt
 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
 2 tablespoons red onion chopped
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
 1/4 cup chopped mint
 1 teaspoon dry dill
Toppings
 3/4 cup persian cucumber, seeded and diced
 3/4 cup fresh tomato, seeded and diced
 a few tablespoons red onion, chopped
 pepper
 fresh mint
 8 ounces pita chips, store bought or homemade
For homemade pita chips
 6 pitas, cut into 6 wedges each
 3 tablespoons olive oil
 salt or garlic salt

Directions

1

Heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes until onions are softened & fragrant. Add the garlic, beef and cumin. Combine well. Cook until meat is browned and mix in the olives. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Feta Tzaziki Sauce
2

Mash the feta and yogurt together with a fork. Mix in the onion, feta, olive oil, lemon juice, mint and dill.

Assemble
3

In a serving dish, place the pita chips first. Top with the meat, tzaziki and fresh toppings. Serve immediately.

4

To make your own pita chips: Brush the pitas with olive oil and cut each into 6 triangles. Place the triangles in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and bake until they are crispy crunchy, about 10 to 13 minutes. Turn the sheet halfway through cooking to ensure even crispiness.

Recipe: Greek Nachos

~ Marla Meridith

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