Friday, February 20, 2015

Greek Nachos


Nachos with a Greek twist.  Pita chips topped with lamb, olives, tomatoes, and feta.

Greek Nachos:  Nachos with a Greek twist.  Pita chips topped with lamb, olives, tomatoes, and feta.

I've had this idea in the back of my mind for a while.  When I cooked Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb and had so much left over I finally had the most important component of this dish.  The goal was to make this as much like regular nachos as possible but with a Greek or Mediterranean twist.  Instead of tortilla chips I used pita chips.  Instead of cheddar or Mexican blend cheese I used feta (and a little monterey jack cheese to hold things together). I used lamb, red onions, tomatoes, and olives and topped it all with a dollop of Tzatziki instead of sour cream or guacamole.  It was fantastic.  If you like Greek/Mediterranean dishes this is a different take on nachos that you will love.  These nachos make a great snack or dinner.

Greek Nachos


Pita chips
Monterey jack cheese
Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb, chopped (or any kind of lamb)
Red onion, sliced
Tomatoes, seeded and chopped
Olive slices
Feta crumbles

Greek Nachos:  Nachos with a Greek twist.  Pita chips topped with lamb, olives, tomatoes, and feta.

Spread a single layer of chips on the bottom of a baking pan.

Top the chips with a thin layer of monterey jack cheese.  Then add  some lamb, onions, tomatoes, and olives.  Top with feta and another layer of chips.  Repeat this step once or twice.

Bake the nachos at 300F for 15-20 minutes then broil until the top layer of cheese is melted (feta doesn't melt but the monterey does).

Remove from oven and top with a large dollop of Tzatzikki.


Greek Nachos:  Nachos with a Greek twist.  Pita chips topped with lamb, olives, tomatoes, and feta.

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  1. This is too funny! I just bought some ground lamb, why, don't know, thought of trying out some new dishes. Then I read your blog just now and you just solved my problem. Can I use ground lamb for this? I love this kind of food. Sounds like a new twist on our old tacos!

  2. Absolutely use ground lamb Michelle. I'm glad you like my idea. I even thought of something new...Use hummus (instead of the jack cheese) just spread it on a layer of chips and top with all the other ingredients. No need to bake.

  3. Oh my YUM!! I love the combination of Greek flavors & as nachos?? perfect!

  4. Thanks Krista. I thought it was a little crazy but my husband was willing to try it and we loved it :)

  5. OH how I love Greek food. Greek anything, really. As I like to say, I have a weakness for the Greekness! Thanks so much for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday- I love to see everyone's latest makes!!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  6. totally brilliant idea! So happy you shared with us today as I will be making these soon! drool :)

  7. I like that saying Sarah "a weakness for the Greekness". I believe I am the same way.

  8. Thanks Crochet Hooks I hope you like them.

  9. Hi there , lovely Greek inspired dish! How about adding it to the Food on Friday: Greek Food collection over at Carole's Chatter? Cheers

  10. Hey , thanks for adding this to the collection.
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  11. I love your Greek Nachos, what a great idea! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.

    Come Back Real Soon!

    Miz Helen