Jessica Holmes loves nachos, but she doesn't always want all the unhealthy ingredients that generally go into them. Here, she shares her quick and easy recipe for Greek nachos, a somewhat healthier alternative that incorporates more vegetables without sacrificing flavor. This segment aired on KTLA's California Cooking: Episode 4.
-1 cup Shredded cheese
-1/2 cup Feta cheese
-2 cloves of garlic, chopped
-1 lb Ground lamb
-1/2 cup chopped Kalamata olives
-1/2 cup chopped marinated Artichokes
-1 yellow onion, diced
-1 green pepper, diced
-1/4 cup Pine nuts
-1 bag Pita chips
-1 cup of chopped Spinach
-1 Tomato chopped
-1 cucumber with skin, grated
-2 cloves garlic, grated
-10 oz Greek Yogurt (full fat)
-Juice from 1 lemon
-4 tablespoons Sour Cream
How to Make the Nachos:
-Place the diced onions and peppers in a pan on the stovetop on medium heat and begin cooking. Once the vegetables have cooked a bit (about 10 mins) , add the chopped garlic and pine nuts for a few mins.
-Remove the vegetables from the pan and place the lamb in it. Break up the meat, season with salt, pepper and oregano. Make sure to thoroughly cook it.
-While the meat is cooking, line a sheet pan with parchment paper and put the pita chips on it.
-Once the lamb is done, combine the meat and vegetables and spread on the pita chips, ensuring the mixture is spread out over the chips.
-Top with your choice of shredded cheese, one that will melt over the nachos.
-Put the nachos in the oven, under the broiler. Cook until cheese has melted.
-Remove the nachos from the oven. Top with 1 cup of shredded spinach, chopped tomato, chopped Kalamata olives, marinated artichoke and feta.
-Top with the Tzatziki.
How to Make the Tzatziki:
-In a small bowl, mix a cup of full fat Greek yogurt with a hefty dollop of sour cream.
-Remove the extra water from the grated cucumber, ensuring its fairly dry, then incorporate in the yogurt / sour cream mixture.
-Grate 2 cloves of garlic over the mixture.
-Add a good amount of salt and the juice from one lemon, then stir together.