Mediterranean Nachos


Mediterranean Nachos

Whew!  Today was so much fun!  My debut on NBC’s The Today Show!  The concept of the segment was to showcase some great sports-food recipes that are packed with taste but not all the guilt!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of Stacy’s Simply Baked Pita Chips (about 80 pita chips)

  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

  • 2/3 cup tomatos, diced

  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, chopped

  • 2/3 cup romaine lettuce, shaved

  • 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 can chickpeas

  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed

  • Juice of 2 lemons

  • 3 tbsp. tahini

  • Sea salt

  • 4-5 ice cubes

  • 1 cup 2% reduced fat Greek Yogurt

  • 1 small cucumber – half finely diced, half diced small (but larger than the other half)

  • Black pepper

  • 1 sprig of dill, finely chopped

Directions:

To make the hummus

  1. Drain the chickpeas (and de-skin them if you choose for creamier hummus).

  2. Blend in a food processor, dropping in the ice cubes one by one. (This helps create a very smooth texture).

  3. Once blended, put them in a bowl and add the juice of one lemon, 2 crushed garlic cloves, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

  4. Mix well.

  5. Add water if a thinner consistency (similar to nacho cheese or refried beans) is preferred.

To make the tzatziki

  1. 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

  1.  Top the pita chips with a drizzling of the hummus. 

    Add a healthy dollop of the tzatziki and sprinkle with the remaining cucumbers, the lettuce, the olives, the tomatoes, and the feta.

Serve and enjoy!