Nachos go Greek-style today.
Crisp pita forms the base. A flavorful turkey mixture goes on next. That all gets cloaked with bubbling feta and mozzarella. Finally, a bunch of crunchy vegetables top it all off.
Tzatziki gets a sweet upgrade with some roasted red peppers and makes for a fresh, cool accompaniment.
1 (12 oz) package pita bread, separated into rounds
2 Tbs vegetable oil
1 tsp kosher salt
1 (20 oz) package ground turkey
1 (15 oz) can chick peas, drained
1 (14 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
1 Tbs chopped fresh oregano
1 tsp dried Greek seasoning (I used Italian…close enough)
8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
4oz feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1 pint grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
Roasted Red Pepper Tzatziki Sauce (recipe follows)
1. Preheat oven to 400℉.
2. Cut each pita into 6 wedges. Arrange on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 8 minutes or until browned and toasted.
3. In a large skillet, cook turkey until browned and crumbly. Drain. Stir in chick peas and next 3 ingredients. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until heated through.
5. Top with cucumber, onion, tomato, and parsley.
6. Serve with Roasted Red Pepper Tzatziki Sauce.
Serves 4 to 6
Roasted Red Pepper Tzatziki Sauce
1/2 English cucumber, grated
1 cup roasted red peppers, drained
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup sour cream
1 Tbs chopped fresh dill
1 Tbs lemon juice
1. Place grated cucumber in a colander set over a small bowl. Let stand for 30 minutes then discard liquid.
2. In a food processor, combine red peppers and remaining 4 ingredients. Process until smooth. Sir in cucumber. Can be refrigerated up to 3 days.
Makes about 2 cups
Recipes from Cooking With Paula Deen Magazine
Sharing this song with you is so long overdue it is not funny.
So, you can see that many songs, even the really good ones, can get lost in the electronic mist.
It was way back in October when Hunck sent me ‘Something Missing’. I loved it on first listen and learned that Greek food was a favorite of some of the band members.
So here you have it to go along with the Greek Nachos. A little trippy + a lot sad = one hot song.