Greek Nachos

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Greek Nachos combine classic Greek Salad ingredients on homemade flour tortilla chips!

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Howdy all – hope you had a nice weekend! :D

It ended up being dreary and drizzly around here, so Ben and I laid low, spent some time with friends and family, ate at Jethro’s Jambalaya twice, cough, in one day, cough (with 2 different couples, but still…I know) and watched movies we own on tv.

“Why are you watching a movie we own on DVD, on tv?” Ben always asks when the flicks I can never resist, like Forrest Gump, Elf, Now & Then, and the like, come on tv. “You have to watch all the commercials, plus they cut out all the good parts!

Well for one, the DVDs are downstairs and I’m usually upstairs, plus I have no idea how to work the Playstation we use as a DVD player.

ANYWAY.

This was a particularly good weekend for movies on tv, because one of my favorites of all time (and not because of Pierce Brosnan’s singing voice – oy) was playing on Sunday afternoon – Mama Mia!

Just like the movie Under the Tuscan Sun inspired me to travel to the Amalfi Coast, Mama Mia had me dying to visit the impossibly picturesque islands of Greece, where the movie was shot, before the first cheestastic song had even ended when I saw it in theaters years ago.

While a trip to Greece is probably not in the cards in the very near future, at least I can eat like I’m in the Mediterranean with Greek Salad Nachos for dinner!

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I adore the classic Greek Salad combo of feta cheese, kalamata olives, tomatoes, and red onion. It’s briny, fresh, and packs a bold flavor punch.

Wouldn’t it be fun to try as a nacho? ;)

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For one plate of Greek Nachos, start by cutting 1 taco-sized flour tortilla into 8 wedges. (Alternatively you could use pita bread – I just had these on hand!)

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Place the wedges onto a non-stick sprayed baking sheet, then lightly spray the tops with more spray, and bake for 3-4 minutes or until they’re just barely toasted.

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Next, get out some goodies to load on top starting with hummus and feta cheese. I ADORE Sabra’s Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (this coming from the girl who LOATHES roasted red pepper!) It’s silky-smooth, ultra-savory, and just has that crazy-MMMM factor, mmkay?

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Spread about 1/2 teaspoon each hummus and feta cheese on top of each toasted wedge.

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Next, consult those kalamata olives, chopped tomatoes and minced red onion.

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Top each wedge with 1 or 2 olive halves, followed by a sprinkle of tomato and red onion.

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Finally, drizzle on Greek vinaigrette. BTW I’m calling this an optional drizzle in the recipe because the nachos will still be top notch without them, and you don’t really need to buy an entire bottle just to use about 2 Tablespoons on one plate of nachos. It add a little somethin’ somthin’ though, that I just love.

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If you do choose to skip, maybe sprinkle a wee bit of dried or fresh oregano on top, but remember that dried oregano is super strong so you only need a tiny bit!

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Pop the nachos back into the oven for 4-5 minutes, or until the hummus is warm & bubbly, and the rest of the ingredients are incredibly fragrant. You’ll definitely be able to smell these babies when they’re ready!

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Greek Nachos

Print this recipe!

Serves 1

Ingredients:
1 taco sized flour tortilla
2 Tablespoons hummus
2 Tablespoons feta cheese
8 kalamata olives, halved
1/4 cup chopped tomato
2 Tablespoons red onion, minced
2 Tablespoons Greek vinaigrette (optional)
chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut tortilla into 8 wedges. Place wedges onto a non-stick sprayed baking sheet, lightly spray the tops with more non-stick spray, then bake for 3-4 minutes or until slightly toasted and golden brown.
  2. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon hummus onto each toasted wedge, followed by about 1/2 teaspoon feta cheese. Top with olive halves, tomato, red onion, and about 1/2 teaspoon Greek vinaigrette, if desired. Bake for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown and hot. Top with chopped fresh parsley if desired, then serve immediately.

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These are super-star nachos with so. Much. Flavor! Savory hummus, sweet tomatoes, salty olives, and spicy red onion. Bomb.

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I love eating meals that are jam-packed with flavor because I find I eat less, but am still really satisfied at the end. I feel like that’s very Mediterranean, or something. :)

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FYI “Hummus Bowls” aka leftover topping ingredients mixed with hummus then eaten with a spoon are slightly life changing. I’m just sayin’.

Ok, off to be productive. Funny how movies on tv, though filled with commercials and sans “good parts”, still seem like a better option at the time than oh, cleaning your house. ;)

See ya!

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What movies on TV can you never resist?

Armageddon also sucks me in all the freaking time.

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Comments

  1. LissKB 04.30.2012

    That is too funny! I was inspired by your Cheeseburger Nachos post a few weeks back to make my own version of Greek Nachos, with ground lamb and tzatziki (instead of hummus). I like to believe we think alike :)

  2. That roasted red pepper hummus from Sabra is one of my favorites too! That and the Mediterranean hummus from Trader Joe’s, which would probably work well in this recipe too! Now you have me wishing I could go to Greece too :)

  3. CJ - Food Stories 04.30.2012

    You sure know your nachos :)

  4. Oh goodness! These look too good to resist! I’ve never seen that Greek vinaigrette but I’ll be on the lookout now.

  5. jad18 04.30.2012

    Looks great. Elf sucks me in every time and lately it has been The Blind Side.

  6. Alexis 04.30.2012

    Oh my gosh, Armageddon… One time I watched it THREE times in one weekend and cried every time. And not just a few tears.. It was the ugly, Kim Kardashian style, crying. I embarrass myself sometimes.

    • Iowa Girl Eats 04.30.2012

      Oh my gosh you are too funny – Ben makes fun of her cry all the time!

  7. I love Mama Mia (probably because I seriously love Abba). But some movies I can’t turn away from on the TV are Legally Blonde and Mean Girls. I’ve seen them hundreds of times yet I can’t turn away!

  8. Sarah 04.30.2012

    Omg! Shawshank Redemption. Everytime. No matter what part. I have to sit and watch it. And don’t get me started on Lifetime!! Any movie on Lifetime can suck me in!

    • Julie 05.01.2012

      I was gonna say Shawshank Redemption, too! So weird…

  9. Lindsey 04.30.2012

    Oh delicious! I love the Wedding Planner and watch it every time I see it on TV… :)

  10. Michelle 04.30.2012

    I really like this idea! I would definitely be missing the cucumber- maybe throw them in a salad on the the side? When I went to Greece a few summers ago I think I ate cucumber/tomato/olive/feta salad at least twice every day. It was a great way to offset the calories in all the wine I was drinking ;)

  11. Dee 04.30.2012

    Nice interpretation!

  12. Jessica 04.30.2012

    I can never resist Saving Private Ryan, Juno, or Black Hawk Down.
    These look delicious!

  13. LOL just had to say my husband asks me the SAME thing. Even though our DVD player is easily accessible.. it’s way easier to just watch it and not dig out the DVD right!

  14. Candy 04.30.2012

    I’m definitely trying those nachos….love the Greek spin. Whenever I find Legally Blonde or Devil Wears Prada….I have to watch…even tho I’ve seen them a million times!!

  15. Sarah 04.30.2012

    Lethal Weapon. They were on ALL weekend and I could NOT shut them off. Reminds me of when I was younger — my parents used to watch it! :) Oh, and Love Actually — ugh, it’s one of those movies that tug at my heart strings!

    OH… and MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING! Ugh. Can’t shut it off!

  16. Raven 04.30.2012

    The Devil Wears Prada is a movie that I never get tired of, and Under the Tuscan Sun is one of the reasons I am visiting Italy this summer…mmm can’t wait to eat the food!! :)

  17. Jill 04.30.2012

    hmm…lonesome dove

  18. Diana 04.30.2012

    I love Under the Tuscan Sun & Something’s Gotta Give. Always watch those! This recipe looks amazing – going to try it tomorrow! Thanks!!

  19. Chris Hoebelheinrich 04.30.2012

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory! And not the fake version, either…love Gene Wilder!

  20. Molly 04.30.2012

    My husband and I call that ‘getting Shawshanked’ because we can never resist Shawkshank Redemption when its on TV, even though its edited and not as good as the real deal. My other one… though I don’t actually own the move… is Drumline. I can’t help it! If its on, I’m watching it.

  21. Emily 04.30.2012

    I love it when the father of the bride movies are on tv…can never pass those up!!

  22. Perfect dinner or appetizer!

  23. Karri 04.30.2012

    We watched Forrest Gump on t.v. this weekend too! My husband was flipping through the channels & saw it was on. You’re right, there are just some movies you can’t resist! ~Karri

  24. C. 04.30.2012

    Mmmm this looks delicious. I love me some kalamata olives!

  25. Jim 04.30.2012

    I love it when you give us vr=egetarian options :)

    • Jim 04.30.2012

      Whoops vegetarian…

  26. Trisha 04.30.2012

    My husband feels the need to watch Forrest Gump every single time it’s on tv. It seems that every time we start watching, it’s the beginning of the sad parts. I beg him to turn it but he never does. Saturday night, I laid with my face in my pillow bawling as Forrest has his last conversation with “momma” before she dies. I wasn’t watching, just listening and couldn’t control my emotions… I just shouldn’t watch movies. Period.

  27. You are the nacho master aren’t you?!

  28. I’m Greek (my little photo is actually from Skopelos (the Mamma Mia island) and I can’t stress enough how beautiful this island is! My husband proposed in front of the church on top of the rock (the one you can see at the end of this movie) :D
    Sorry for the info, just love sharing (blush)..
    The nachos look delicious!!

  29. Rhonda 05.01.2012

    Foul Play. Rarely on but well worth the Netflix.

  30. Niecyrn 05.01.2012

    Those look good but i haven’t even tried the cheeseburger ones yet!
    I can never resist Sleepless in Seattle. My husband hates that movie and ever ytime it’s on I seem to find it. He gets so irritated!

  31. Elyse 05.01.2012

    I love Mama Mia! I just watched her in Letters to Juliet last week too haha. Moonstruck with Cher is one of those movies I always have to watch. It always makes me want wine and pasta though! Some others are my Big Fat Greek Wedding, Sideways, While You Were Sleeping, You’ve Got Mail, and Wedding Crashers, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

  32. These look amazing and I definitely need to try them! I’ve always wanted to go to Greece too…maybe you can just go and blog about it so I can live vicariously thorough you ;)

    I also get suckered in to watching the movies I’ve seen 1,000 times(Titanic is the WORST! I will not turn it off ever and I can quote the whole thing. Plus it takes all day to watch.)

  33. I couldn’t agree more…the scenery in that movie is amazing! Greece is definitely on our bucket list.

  34. Erin 05.01.2012

    Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is my all time favorite thing EVER! I got through a container (by myself!) once a week. (Hangs head in shame.) Carrots, celery, and Garlic Triscuts are my favorite things to attack the dip with.

  35. Leah 05.01.2012

    How many calories are in this??

  36. Julie 05.01.2012

    Have you ever been to Mamma Mia at the Civic Center? YOU NEED TO GO! & take your mom. :)

  37. Those Greek Nachos look fabulous! I made a huge Greek layered dip for Easter that was very similar and went home with an empty plate–the Greeks certainly know their flavors! Thanks for the nacho inspiration. :)

  38. Noelle 05.01.2012

    Hitch. Every. freakin’. time. I’ve watched it so many times now, I’ve lost count. Kevin James just cracks me up.

    And I am SO with you on traveling to Greece. I dream about those cliffside houses, looking out over the impossibly blue water…

  39. I love anything Greek! Love the idea from another reader for Gyro Nachos. I might have to do that soon :)

  40. Robin 05.01.2012

    Con-Air and Gone in 60 Seconds….maybe it’s just Nicholas Cage who sucks me in! Because, come to the think of it, I can’t resist The Rock either!

  41. YUM.

    Lol, my FAVORITE movie of all time is Elf. I made my husband watch it with me about five times the very first month we began dating (he didn’t complain = I married him)!

    His favorite is Forrest Gump ;)

  42. Liesl 05.01.2012

    Sandlot…”killin me Smalls!”

  43. This makes me miss Greece. I loved that country. You should try to go one day. Stunning place to visit.

    I get sucked into Run Away Bride, Sweet Home Alabama, Dirty Dancing, and Titanic.

  44. LP @dishclips 05.02.2012

    These nachos are so colorful and vibrant. Looks fantastic!

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  46. AbbieD 05.07.2012

    If I happen upon a Julia Roberts marathon (you know…that might go something like, “Something to Talk About”, “Pretty Woman”, AND “Stepmom”) then my day is pretty well shot. Cause that’s what I’m doin…ALL.DAY.LONG. :)

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