Jessica Holmes Shares Her Recipe for Quick and Easy Greek Nachos

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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.


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