Greek Nachos

July 18, 2011 · 19 comments

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I got the idea for these Greek nachos from Mark Bittman about a bazillion years ago, but I finally got around to making them recently.  I’m definitely not new to incorporating Mediterranean flavors in traditionally non-Mediterranean dishes, so these were right up my alley.

In this nacho rendition, tortilla chips are replaced with baked pita triangles, taco-flavored ground beef is replaced by Greek-flavored ground lamb, tzatziki takes the place of sour cream, and a healthy dosing of Greek salsa is added to the top in lieu of traditional salsa.

These nachos do have multiple components, but they are all pretty quick to put together. The tzatziki can be made ahead of time, as can the salsa if you want, and you can make lamb mixture as you’re baking the chips.

This is a great twist on traditional nachos. I just love the crispy pita chips with the cool, crisp salsa and of course the super garlicky tzatziki that will make you worry about your breath for days. :)

 

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Peter July 18, 2011 at 6:23 am

I too make these….were a great snack and good use of leftover kima, now I’m hungry!

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Joan Nova July 18, 2011 at 7:40 am

Elly, love this one! I could just taste all the Mexican flavors swapping out to the Greek ones as you listed your substitutes. And your Greek salsa is killer! Can’t wait to try it all.

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Chrissy July 18, 2011 at 8:29 am

This looks wonderful! I love making pita chips…so much better than store bought!

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Jacqueline July 18, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I think I could actually consider these Nachos healthy – major bonus :-)! Thanks

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Joanne July 19, 2011 at 5:29 am

I would take these over traditional nachos any day! All of those warming spices…total comfort food in my opinion.

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Nicole, RD July 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm

These look awesome! Lamb is on my cooking bucket list. I really need to give it a shot already! The Greek Salsa looks amazing, too! I’ve got beets on hand!

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Brianna July 20, 2011 at 11:38 pm

What a great idea! I can’t wait to make this. The colors are beautiful too. Photogenic nachos! Bravo.

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Josie July 21, 2011 at 10:46 am

Love this idea!

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Kelsey July 21, 2011 at 11:05 am

These look unreal, Elly. I know Michael would love them. Me too!

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Nikki July 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Great idea, Elly! Love all the substitutes and can’t wait to give it a try!

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Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul July 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm

I am totally in love with these Greek nachos Elly! They look and sound spectacular!

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Claudie July 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

My hubby loves nachos so that will be a great recipe to try :)

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Mandy @ Cater to Me August 4, 2011 at 11:08 pm

These are SO creative! I love putting interesting spins on nachos (my favorite are buffalo chicken ones), and these just might be my new obsession!

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Heavenly Housewife August 5, 2011 at 7:59 am

Wow, what a spectacular dish, and so beautiful too! This is going into my bookmarks :D
*kisses* HH

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Cubicle.com August 5, 2011 at 11:24 am

All I can say is YUMMMMMMMM! Looks great!

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Kevin (Closet Cooking) August 9, 2011 at 6:01 pm

I like the use of the beets for these Greek nachos!

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