Greek Nachos

August 12th, 2011 by katie

I am not sure why I never considered making Greek Nachos before.  It is a fun spin on gyros and a perfect light meal for summer.  You can make this with any meat or completely meat-less and add as much or as little of your favorite Greek toppings.  Above, I mixed the feta into the tzatziki but next time I would prefer to sprinkle a bit on top instead.  Below is a quick yogurt sauce with mint and lemon but any favorite recipe or store-brought tzatziki would work just fine.  I also show you how to make pita chips below but again store-bought would work for a quicker, no-oven version.

Greek Nachos

serves 4-6, prep 15 minutes, cook 20 minutes, adapted from The Food Matters Cookbook
  • 4 pitas, split and cut into wedges
  • oil
  • salt
  • 1/2 lb ground lamb (or beef or chicken)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (0% fat works fine here)
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • black pepper
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 large cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • kalamata olives
  • 4 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.  Place half of pita wedges on a baking sheet and brush or spray with oil.  Sprinkle with salt and bake 10 minutes or until golden and crisp.  Replace with second half of pita wedges.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a medium skillet over medium heat.  Add ground lamb, breaking up with a wooden spoon until chunky.  Add garlic, oregano, and onion powder.  Stir to combine and continue cooking until nicely browned and crumbled.
  3. While meat is browning, combine yogurt, mint, lemon juice and zest in a small bowl.  Add water until desired thickness.  Taste and salt (add more mint or lemon if desired). You can replace this with any favorite tzatziki (here’s mine), set aside.
  4. Arrange pita chips on a platter or individual plates.  Dress with tzatziki, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives, meat and feta.  Enjoy!
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6 Responses

  1. Aggie

    oh looks so so delicious! I ordered greek nachos at a restaurant once and dreamed about it for months. I don’t know why I never recreated it at home. You have inspired me to try!

  2. Kerry

    Just made these for dinner tonight. Yum! So easy to make and great flavor. Thanks for another great recipe!

  3. Chanty @ Tiniest Kitchen

    This looks perfect, marrying my BFs two favs, greek salad and nachos. Going to have to try it out. Thanks!!

  4. Biz

    All I can say is YUM! Hope you have a great weekend Katie!

  5. mjskit

    What a fantastic twist on nachos! I love the use of the pita chips and then the lamb. Would never had thought of putting lamb in nachos. Love it!

  6. Heather

    I just made this and LOVED it! I think I may have over cooked the pita chips, but it didn’t ruin the dish! I added seasoned salt & pepper, oregano, thyme, garlic salt and basil to the sauce, but the flavors were great! Thanks for the recipe :)

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