Monday, July 29, 2013

Greek Nachos with Tzatziki Recipe


I don't claim to be a great cook, but when my husband goes back for seconds, I know I've done something right.  When he says, "You need to cook this again," I know it's really good.  This is an easy recipe that doesn't take a ton of ingredients, but it's packed full of fresh flavor.

Here's what you need:
1 pkg Pita pockets(I prefer whole wheat)
1 small can of olives(chopped, whole, whatever you like)
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
8 oz Light Sour Cream
6 oz Light Greek Yogurt
2 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
1 Cucumber, chopped(take about 1/8 and chop it up nice and tiny)
1 Medium tomato, chopped (or a handful of cherry tomatoes)
1 lb ground meat(turkey, chicken, beef, or lamb)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp minced dried onion(or fresh onion)
1 small pkg Feta cheese
Note:  The toppings are up to you.  If you love olives, by all means, add more olives.  Don't like tomatoes?  Forget them!  Red onion would be pretty tasty in this dish.  Why not?
Combine sour cream, yogurt, dill, lemon juice, 1/8 finely chopped cucumber, and about 1 tsp olive oil to make tzatziki sauce.  Place in the refrigerator. 
 Brown your ground meat, adding cumin and onion to taste.  I used turkey because I had some we bought in bulk and cooked several portions and separated them into 1 lb bags for the freezer.

   Brush both sides of your pitas with a small amount of olive oil and toast in the oven for a few minutes, flipping it over once.  Cut into wedges
 Once you've got all your veggies chopped, that's it!  Pile it on how you see fit and enjoy!
 Here's my little girl eating her own little creation and loving it.