Hmm…. Greek style nachos. Now what is that? Well basically it builds on 3 traditional Greek recipes. 1. We build it like we would build a Cretan dakos, a type of Cretan salad which includes barley rusks, drizzled with olive oil and topped with tomatoes, feta cheese and capers. 2. We use ingredients from the traditional Greek salad (tomatoes, capers, olives, onions). 3. We top it with a traditional Greek dip known as tirokafteri (in Greek this means spicy cheese) which is made with feta, yogurt and hot peppers.
The base is made with baked garlic whole wheat pita chips. And there you have it! A delicious Greek version of “Nachos” that everybody will love. Oh, and did I mention that it is healthy too? You get plenty of fiber from the whole grain chips and all the vegetables, antioxidants from the olive oil (good fats & polyphenols), onions, capers and tomatoes and a bit of protein from feta and yogurt.
You can also make some of the ingredients ahead of time. The pita chips can be baked and stored in an airproof container. The tirokafteri can also be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. You can also chop some of the veggies beforehand as well.
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