Wednesday, August 19, 2009

greek nachos

I first learned about Greek Nachos on Photograzing...when I saw this photo.

We love nachos, and I really like greek flavors, so I had to try this.

I watched the video of Mark Bittman cooking these nachos...he doesn't give many measurements, so I took down just the ingredients that I needed to make this and ad-libbed.

Here is what I came up with....

Greek Nachos adapted from Mark Bittman, Serves 2

Seasoned meat:
scant 1/2 pound lamb (200 grams), ground
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 onion, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil

Sauce:
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/4 teaspoon dried mint
1/2 lemon juiced
rind of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup feta cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon cumin

Toppings:
tomatoes, diced
cucumber, diced
feta cheese, olives

Chips:
2 pita cut into 8ths, baked at 220C (425F) for 10 minutes.

Cook your ground lamb with oil,cumin and onions until lamb is cooked through. Put aside.

Whiz yogurt, mint, lemon, rind, cheese, oil & cumin until combined.

Layer pita with lamb, drizzle with yogurt sauce then top with tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese, olives.

NOTES: I didn't layer everything onto the pita chips, but instead served the pita on the side.

Since the market I went to only had cuts of lamb, I ground mine up in my food processor. Also, since I couldn't find fresh mint, I bought dried peppermint and used this in the sauce.

I loved the yogurt sauce, it has a really bright flavor and think this could be served with veggie sticks too. (UPDATE: I had a little leftover sauce and it was good with veggie sticks)

The person who posted their photo on photograzing also made their own pita, I should try that too some time.

It was different from the goopy "fake" cheese nachos that we know (and secretly love), but this was definitely more healthy and delicious!

9 comments:

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - Since I'm a big fan of lamb.... this sounds wonderful!

2kamuela47 said...

Love greek food and I must try this soon. I'll let you know how it goes. Have a great day Kat!

K and S said...

I hope you get a chance to try it KirkK :)

I hope you like it Laura :)

Take care you two.
Kat

Debinhawaii said...

Yum--Being a big fan of Greek food this looks great and I love the healthier aspect. (although I secretly love greasy, cheesy nachos too!) ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks Debinhawaii, if you try this let me know how you like it :)

Take care.
Kat

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

This sounds really yummy! Will have to try it!

K and S said...

I hope you like it Melanie :)

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

I ♥ lamb so this will go on my list of must-try!

K and S said...

Hope you like this Rowena :)

Take care.
Kat