Apr 24, 2014

Greek Nachos


A lighter, healthier Greek twist on traditional nachos – made with whole wheat pita chips, hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes and feta.

A lighter, healthier Greek twist on traditional nachos – made with whole wheat pita chips, hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes and feta.

I was asked to do a book review for the paperback book Snack Girl To The Rescue: Easy, Delicious Food for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. This book is a weight loss book as well as a cookbook, and although there are no photos, Lisa gives practical advice on getting healthy along with a bit of humor. The book has 100 recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but I thought I would try one of her snacks, because after all, she's Snack Girl, right?

A lighter, healthier Greek twist on traditional nachos – made with whole wheat pita chips, hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes and feta.

This was super easy to make would even work as a light vegetarian lunch. Next time I make this, I might even add some Kalamata olives and bell peppers. Enjoy!


Greek Nachos 
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 2 • Size: 1 pita with toppings  • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 170 • Fat: 6 g • Carb: 20 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 7.5 g • Sugar: 3.5 g
Sodium: 420 mg  

Ingredients:

  • 2 small 100% whole wheat pita rounds (about 70 - 80 calories each)
  • 1/2 tomato (or 1/2 cup quartered grape tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cucumber diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp hummus, prepared or homemade

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375°F.  Cut the pita rounds into quarters and pull them apart so you have 8 triangles from each pita. Spread over a baking sheet and bake until toasted, about 8 to 10 minutes.


While toasting, combine the cucumbers, tomatoes and feta in a medium bowl.

Put the toasted pitas on two plates and drop some hummus onto the chips. Spoon the tomato mixture on top and serve.

Reprinted with permission from Snack Girl To The Rescue! A Real Life Guide to Losing Weight and Eating Healthy with 100 Recipes under 400 Calories.

28 comments :

  1. This looks awesome! I love every ingredient in this dish and it's so easy to make. I am definitely pinning this for later use.

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  2. Easy and delicious! Just what you want during a hectic working day, ooooor a fancy but quick Saturday breaky (or the obvious evening treat!)...yes I could totally do this for breakfast :D Mmmm!
    Thanks for sharing, I hope you find more recipes from the book to share with us :) x

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  3. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. These look fantastic! I usually have all these ingredients on hand... now I have a new way to use them. Thanks for the great idea!

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  5. Such a simple yet delicious recipe. You come up with the most amazing things, Gina. Bravo!

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  6. I'm definitely trying this one..

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  7. Oh. my. goodness! that look soooooo yummy. I think i might swap out the cukes for zukes, but hey--- awesome idea!!

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  8. I love pitas! What a great idea :)

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  9. Great idea will definitely try it!
    BTW what color / brand of nail color are you wearing? Love it!

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    1. It's from Essie, called Cute As A Button :)

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  10. Suppose you could add some chicken or lamb souvlaki meat to make it
    a bit heartier??

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  11. Tomatoes while roasting brings out a nice flavor

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  12. CAN'T WAIT TO MAKE THESE!!!!!

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  13. Dill added to the tomato/cucumber/feta mixture will make this perfect.

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  14. thanks for the nail color!!

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  15. I often have hummus for pita for lunch - I love the idea of making it into nachos for a fun little twist! I also love the idea of adding olives and peppers - even more YUM!

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  16. Looks so good, I might add some sliced green onions and olives.

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  17. I need these! Wish I had seen this before I went to the store...but I may have to go back tomorrow :)

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  18. So simple yet brilliant.

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  19. This looks amazing (and yes, I'd add the olives :) Will have to try it next time I can find pita bread (it's not as easy to find here in Bangkok as you might think, as weird as that sounds!)

    Lovely blog, btw.

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  20. What a great idea! I just adore hummus and feta, so will have to try this ASAP. Bet it would be awesome on a salad as well.

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  21. If you like Kalamata olives, try to find Chalkidiki olives. Much more meaty and juicy!

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  22. Yummy! This reminds me of the Greek pizza i make sometimes using similar ingredients. Anything with feta, hummus and cucumbers wins me over. Looks delicious!

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  23. How about trading the hummus for some thick tzatziki sauce? YUM! Looks delicious... I'll be trying this one soon. Thanks for all of the quick & easy recipes!

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  24. SO good! Made as a side dish for some lemon-pepper grilled chicken breasts and put a tiny squirt of lemon juice over the veggie mix as well. Outstanding!!

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  25. Loved this. It was so fresh and tasty, I am serving this the next time I have friends over. Might throw in a little avocado. Thank you!

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