Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Easy Peasy

Summer dinners should have their share of easy recipes.

Quick on time. 
With plenty of flavor...so much so that someone would think you'd spent all day in the kitchen.

Enter Greek nachos.

Mmmmm.  Think fresh and light and flavorful.
And easy peasy.

Greek Nachos


Greek Nachos

1 lb. ground lamb
1-2 tsp. cumin
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
3/4 cup plain nonfat  yogurt
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
juice from one half of a lemon
2 Tbsp. fresh mint, chopped
salt to taste
1-2 cups grape tomatoes, quartered
Kalamata olives, chopped
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 English cucumber, sliced moderately thin and quartered
2-3 Tbsp. fresh mint, chopped
8-10 wheat pitas

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Cut each pita into 8 equal wedges.  Place all pita chips onto a baking sheet and bake 5-6 minutes per side, until crisp but not burnt.  Allow to cool to room temperature.

2. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, feta, lemon juice, mint, and salt.  Stir to combine.  Chill until ready to use.  (It's a good idea to prepare this at least 30 minutes ahead of time, to let the flavors blend.)

3.  Brown meat and onion over medium heat.  Season with cumin.  Drain meat.

4.  Arrange tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, olives, mint, yogurt sauce, meat, and pita chips in serving dishes. Layer toppings over pita chips and enjoy!


I have had these dishes for a long time...and this was a perfect occasion to bring them out!  This is really a delicious meal...our whole family enjoyed it!  (Feel free to play with the amounts of toppings to meet your needs!)

5 comments:

diane said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe. We met Jeremy's parents halfway in Joplin when we dropped off and picked up the kids. I will be sure to let you know the next time we are heading to the OKC area. It would be so fun to see you!

Mary Jo said...

Love those dishes!! It looks so appetizing :)

Zorina said...

So yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Ursula said...

this looks delicious, and even more so with that amazing dish!

Jenny said...

Thanks for sharing this dish! It looks delicious!

 

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