Zucchini Greek Pita Nachos

Use up that summer zucchini in this better-for-you nacho recipe with a Greek twist.

Use up that summer zucchini in this better-for-you nacho recipe with a Greek twist. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

A few weeks ago, Serena and I handed in the 149 page manuscript for our 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook (speaking of, click here to get the heads-up on when you can order it!)

So, after testing 101 recipes, you might think we’d be kinda tired of Mediterranean style meals for a bit yet here I was, making these Greek style inspired nachos the other day. That’s what I love about this way of cooking – there’s such a wonderful variety of vegetables, grains, fruits, beans, etc., that I don’t think I’ll ever tire of this type of lifestyle that I’ve been eating for most of my life.

Use up that summer zucchini in this better-for-you nacho recipe with a Greek twist. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

This is a fantastic recipe to help make a dent in that glut of zucchini you probably have on hand. And, here are a few more ways we like to use zucchini this time of year:

How to Use Up Extra Zucchini Pasta Dinner (a variation of this will be in our cookbook!)
Tomato Zucchini Eggplant Gratin
Chocolate Tahini Zucchini Bread

Use up those zukes! Zucchini Greek Pita Nachos @tspbasil Click To Tweet

Besides swapping out the tortilla chips for pita chips – instead of sour cream, I use the olive yogurt sauce that I recently featured in these Salmon Sliders.

Print

Zucchini Greek Pita Nachos

Use up that summer zucchini in this better-for-you nacho recipe with a Greek twist. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

Use up that summer zucchini in this better-for-you nacho recipe with a Greek twist.

  • Author: Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 cups diced zucchini (about 2 medium zucchini)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 whole wheat pita rounds, each cut into 6 wedges
  • 4 ounces shredded cheese like Monterey Jack, Colby Jack or Cheddar
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced black olives (about 1/2 cup), save 2 tablespoons olive juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the zucchini, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread onto a baking pan covered with cooking spray. Roast for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  3. On a baking rack, place the pita wedges. Set the rack on a baking sheet in the oven (right after stirring the zucchini), Bake the pita wedges for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove zucchini and pita from the oven. Turn on the broiler.
  5. Dump the zucchini from the baking pan into a bowl and then arrange the pita wedges on the now empty pan. Spoon the roasted zucchini over the pita wedges and then top with the cheese. Broil for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes until the cheese is melted, watching closely so not to burn the pita. Remove from the broiler.
  6. While zucchini is cooking, make the salsa and olive sauce. For the salsa, mix together the tomato, onion and cilantro in a bowl.
  7. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt and olive juice.
  8. To assemble, spoon the salsa over the melted cheese pita wedges. Then spoon the olive yogurt over the salsa. Top with the sliced black olives and serve.

And if you like this recipe, you’ll probably like our Loaded Veggie Nachos featuring mushrooms!

Use up that summer zucchini in this better-for-you nacho recipe with a Greek twist. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

How are you using zucchini this time of year? What are your favorite nacho toppings?

Use up that summer zucchini in this better-for-you nacho recipe with a Greek twist. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

Welcome!

We’re Serena & Deanna, two dietitians who love food as much as you do!  

We're also moms and business owners who share our family recipes, healthy kitchen hacks and nutrition adventures while keeping it real in the kitchen with you.

We’re so glad you’ve stopped by!

Hungry for More?

Don’t miss a single delicious, nutritious, food-lovers recipe! For exclusive Healthy Kitchen Hacks and incentives provided only to our subscribers, sign up here to receive our weekly e-newsletter.

Subscribe

Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates.
Type your custom success message here...