pita chips, feta, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, lettuce, olive oil, chickpeas, garlic, lemons, tahini, Greek yogurt, cucumber, dill
Look, nachos are delicious. But sometimes your basic all-cheese or hearty fully-loaded nachos get boring. Sour cream and guac and carne asada are great, but we wouldn’t mind mixing things up every once in a while.
Enter Mediterranean nachos. This tasty take on the cheesy Mexican/Mexican-American/Tex-Mex snack is full of amazing flavors like tahini, feta, kalamata olives, and more. So when you’re looking to switch up your nacho game, go Mediterranean!
This recipe first debuted with our founder, Daina Falk, onNBC’s The Today Show! The concept of the segment was to showcase game day recipes that are packed with taste but not all the guilt! You and your game day guests will love these.
1 bag of pita chips (about 80 chips)
½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
⅔ cup tomatoes, diced
½ cup Kalamata olives, chopped
⅔ cup romaine lettuce, shaved
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 can chickpeas
4 garlic cloves, crushed
Juice of 2 lemons
3 tablespoons tahini
Sea salt, to taste
4–5 ice cubes
1 cup 2% Greek Yogurt
1 small cucumber, half finely diced, half diced small
Black pepper, to taste
1 sprig dill, finely chopped
To Make the Hummus
Drain the chickpeas (and de-skin them, if you choose, for creamier hummus).
Blend in a food processor, dropping in the ice cubes one by one. (This helps create a very smooth texture).
Once blended, put the mixture in a bowl and add the juice of one lemon, 2 crushed garlic cloves, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix well.
Add water, a little at a time, if you want a thinner consistency.
To Make the Tzatziki
In a bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, the rest of the garlic, the remainder of the lemon juice, the dill, a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, the finely diced cucumbers, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix well.
To Make the Nachos
Top the pita chips* with a drizzling of the hummus. Add a healthy dollop of the tzatziki and sprinkle with the remaining cucumbers, lettuce, olives, tomatoes, and feta. Serve and enjoy!
If you want your nachos warm and a little melty, pre-warm your pita chips in the oven or even the microwave until they are just-hot. Then, add your hummus and toppings.