Greek Nachos

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Okay... here's the story: Kevin has been wanting nachos for weeks which has been so funny to me because it isn't something we eat often... or like ever... But he kept telling me we would make them more topping and less chip, so I was starting to be on board with the idea.

On Sundays we try to mix it up and do something different and fun for dinner, so we were trying to think of what, and of course nachos were suggested. I knew we had leftover pitas that we had to use...so the idea of Greek Nachos was born! We made pita chips out the of the pitas and created Greek Nachos!

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Here's the recipe:

Pita Chips:

Ingredients

  • pitas
  • olive oil or avocado spray
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder

How to:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F
  2. Cut the pitas into chip sized pieces
  3. Place chips on a baking sheet and lightly spray the pita chips with oil. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder
  4. Cook for 5-7 minutes on each side or until they are crunchy

Falafel:

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until it becomes a paste
  3. Let the paste sit in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes
  4. Using 1/4 cup, scoop and form into patties and place on a baking sheet
  5. Bake for 20 minutes on each side
  6. *forming and flipping the patties will be a lot easier if the paste has more time to cool in the refrigerator 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne 
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour

Meat:

How to:

  1. Mix ingredients into meat and cook in a saute pan until cooked through. Break it into pieces as you cook the meat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 TBSP fresh mint OR 1 tsp dried mint
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • dash of salt, pepper and cayenne

Greek Salad:

How to:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 3 TBSP lemon juice
  • 3 TBSP olive oil
  • Dash of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • salt and pepper

Tzatziki Sauce:

How to:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt and pepper

To make the nachos:

Combine vegetables and meat and top with falafel and tzatziki sauce. Top with feta. Enjoy with pita chips.