Middle Eastern Nachos

Middle Eastern Nachos are a fun appetizer, snack or light dinner with pita chips, hummus, feta, olives and more. Middle Eastern Nachos are a fun appetizer, snack or light dinner with pita chips, hummus, feta, olives and more. 

It’s a holiday ritual at our house–even for “minor holidays” like Mother’s Day. Find a new recipe that can be ready whenever people straggle in from various states. It needs to be tasty, (reasonably) healthy and easy to make. And fairly light since who wants to stuff themselves late in the evening.

This year, with all my girls coming home for Mother’s Day, the dish was Middle Eastern Nachos. Inspired by my Sunday blogging group’s focus on hummus recipes, I paired it with some Spanakopita from Trader Joe’s for fun and tasty Friday night munchies. Middle Eastern Nachos are a fun appetizer, snack or light dinner with pita chips, hummus, feta, olives and more. 

I got the idea of putting hummus (and more) on pita chips after eating Cinco de Mayo nachos. And when I went out to the web, I saw this was actually a real dish. The online recipe toppings varied widely and were usually a bit more complicated. But my requirements included no-cooking and super-easy, so I just used whatever inspired me and seemed reasonably authentic.

Step by Step Directions

The hardest part of the dish is that there is some chopping—that doesn’t sound too bad, does it? 

You start by spreading out the pita chips on a large serving plate

Make the Tzatziki Sauce

Top the pita chips with hummus. To make spreading the hummus easier, I spooned it into a baggie, cut off the corner, then squeezed it over the pita chips.

Next chop the toppings

Sprinkle over the hummus

Serve

Notes and Tips

When I was making this, I thought it looked like there was way too much hummus. But once all the toppings are added, you need a fair amount of hummus to stand on its own, so keep that in mind if you are tempted to cut back.

Feel free to ad lib different ingredients—anything with a Middle Eastern flair. Next time I’m adding ground lamb and pine nuts! 

Middle Eastern Nachos are a fun appetizer, snack or light dinner with pita chips, hummus, feta, olives and more. The nachos were a little challenging to serve. We used a giant spoon and even considered a pancake turner! 

The dish was enjoyed by all and we are definitely having it again. Yup, I decided that Middle Eastern Nachos are just as much as fun as the Mexican version!

More Middle East Inspired Recipes

Middle Eastern Nachos are a fun appetizer, snack or light dinner with pita chips, hummus, feta, olives and more. 

Middle Eastern Nachos

Middle Eastern Nachos

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Middle Eastern Nachos are a fun appetizer, snack or light dinner with pita chips, hummus, feta, olives and more. 

Ingredients

Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • ½ T lemon juice
  • ½ Tablespoon parsley (or mint or dill)
  • 1 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nachos:

  • 8 ounces Pita chips
  • 10 ounces Hummus
  • 1 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup chopped olives
  • chopped red onion to taste (optional)
  • 2 T chopped parsley or cilantro

Instructions

Combine Tzatziki Sauce ingredients. Set aside.

Spread pita chips on a serving dish.

Top pita chips with hummus (see note). Sprinkle remaining ingredients on top.

Serve immediately with Tzatziki Sauce.

Notes

To make spreading the hummus easier, I spooned it into a baggie, cut off the corner, then squeezed it over the pita chips.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 596mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 9g

Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.

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