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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Healthy Vegetarian Greek Nachos

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Unbelievably delectable and so easy to make, this Vegetarian Greek Nachos recipe is bursting at the seams with flavor and healthy ingredients! Tender baked chickpeas are paired with a delicious cucumber tomato relish and are served over a bed of pita chips. Finished off with tahini sauce that is bold in citrus, this Greek-style recipe is perfect for the entire family for an appetizer or dinner!

healthy vegetarian greek nachos served on a white plate

Nachos are one of my favorite all time snacks, and I love changing up the toppings based on whatever mood I’m in. I’ve always been a fan of Greek flavors, and I thought: what’s better than Mediterranean nachos that are coated in all the classic ingredients you’d typically find in Greek food? It really doesn’t get much better than this satisfying recipe.

These healthy Greek nachos are absolutely irresistible and are so simple to prepare! Pair them with hummus, falafel, or baba ganoush for a fully authentic Mediterranean meal that is great for the whole family. The perfect solution to any easy meal-on-a-whim at home especially when you’re craving Greek food.

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These nachos are topped with baked chickpeas and use homemade pita chips as a base (which btw, are also incredibly easy to make and taste better than store bought!)

Perfect as a party appetizer, a family-style snack, or as a main meal – you won’t be able to get enough of these Greek Nachos!

healthy vegetarian greek nachos served on a white plate

What Makes This Greek Nachos Recipe So Good?

  • Easy to Prepare: This recipe is ready in less than an hour with under 30 minutes of prep, making it perfect for a weekday lunch or quick weeknight dinner.
  • Healthy with Protein: Nutrient-filled fresh vegetables are mixed with chickpeas that are rich in protein and fiber. Each serving will give you 14 grams of plant protein an almost 11 grams of heart healthy fiber!
  • Fresh Flavors: The fresh tahini sauce and delicious fresh produce keep this recipe light and healthy!

Recipe Ingredients and Notes

Authentic and so delicious, these nachos are the best way to enjoy Greek flavors! All you need are just a small batch of ingredients to create this nutritious and pleasant recipe.

ingredients for healthy vegetarian greek nachos

Beans: Four cans of chickpeas are needed for these Greek nachos. You could use dried chickpeas but this recipe would take much longer to prepare! If you don’t have chickpeas, white beans would work too.

Oil: We used extra virgin olive oil for this recipe due to the robust flavors it has to offer, but you could try this recipe with another type of oil, too. You will also need spray oil for the homemade pita chips!

Produce: For this recipe, you’ll need red and yellow onions, fresh garlic, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a lemon.

Seasoning: There are a variety of spices in these Greek nachos! Spices such as ground cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, and black pepper are needed.

Broth: Homemade or store bought low sodium vegetable broth.

Yogurt: Whole milk plain yogurt is ideal for the tahini sauce, but if you’re dairy free, then you can switch to an unsweetened plant based yogurt.

Tahini: You can make your own tahini or use store bought.

Pita Bread: Whole wheat pita bread for the chips!

Tools and Equipment You’ll Need

Step by Step Instructions

Preheat Oven: First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In the Dutch oven or heavy pan, heat the oil. Add the onions and cook for about five minutes. Next, add the garlic.

Add The Spices: After that, add the cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne and salt, and cook for 1 minute.

spices and onions cooking in a pot

Bake Chickpeas: Then, add the canned chickpeas and 1.5 cups broth. Bring mixture to a boil. Place a lid on the dutch oven and bake the chickpeas in the preheated oven.

chickpeas cooking in a pot

Dice The Vegetables: Meanwhile, dice the vegetables. Next, toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.

Prepare Tahini Sauce: Combine the yogurt, tahini, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Thin as needed.

ingredients for cucumber relish in a bowl

Bake The Pita Chips: Cut the pita bread into small wedges. Spray with oil and transfer to a baking sheet. Bake for ten minutes until crispy and brown.

pita bread on a baking sheet

Assemble Nachos: Once everything is finished cooking, assemble the nachos. Top the pita chips with the baked chickpeas, tomato mixture, and the yogurt tahini sauce.

healthy vegetarian greek nachos served on a white plate

Recipe FAQs

Are Greek nachos healthy?

Absolutely! These are truly healthy Mediterranean nachos because they are:
1) Low Calorie: Each huge serving is under 400 calories!
2) High Fiber and High Protein: Each serving has 14 grams of protein and almost 11 grams of fiber making it a filling and healthy dish.
3) High in vitamins and minerals: Thanks to the chickpeas and fresh vegetables.

Can Greek nachos be made ahead of time?

You can absolutely make the components of these nachos ahead of time, and just assemble when you’re ready to serve! I recommend baking the pita chips and storing them in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also slice your veggies ahead of time and store them in a separate container, and you can make both the chickpea mixture and tahini sauce the day before and store them in separate containers respectively. On the day you want to serve these healthy nachos, just assemble and serve!

Can you store Greek nachos?

Greek nachos can easily be stored in the refrigerator, but try to refrigerate things separately as the pita chips may get a little soft (see question above on storing instructions for make ahead meals).

Recipe Variations

  • Make it Gluten Free: Just use gluten free pita bread or gluten free pita chips for your base.
  • Make it Vegan: Use a plain, plant based yogurt instead of regular yogurt to make this recipe both dairy-free and vegan.
  • Try Different Toppings: Slice up some Kalamata olives, add crumbled feta cheese, serve with hummus, or use pickled red onions for an extra touch of flavor!

Top Tips for Making Vegetarian Greek Nachos

  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. I recommend storing all the components in separate containers so the nachos don’t get soggy.
  • Instead of fresh pita bread to make your own chips (which we highly recommend for a healthier alternative!), you can use store-bought pita chips instead.
  • In place of a Dutch oven, you can make the chickpea mixture in a pan on the stove and then transfer to a casserole dish to bake in the oven.
  • One large cucumber will work in place of six English cucumbers.
  • More water can be added to the tahini sauce as needed.
healthy vegetarian greek nachos served on a white plate

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Healthy Vegetarian Greek Nachos

Crispy homemade pita chips topped with creamy, warm, baked chickpeas, a homemade cucumber-tomato relish, and a drizzle of lemony tahini yogurt sauce makes this an absolutely satisfying but still light and delicious supper.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

Chickpeas

Fixings

  • 3 tomatoes diced
  • 6 mini english cucumbers or 1 large english cucumber diced
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • lemon juice to taste
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Whole milk organic yogurt or low-fat
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • Fresh whole wheat pitas cut into chip-size pieces
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 clove garlic minced

Instructions

  • First, heat oven to 375°F. In a large, oven-safe heavy pot such as a Dutch oven, heat olive oil in the bottom of the pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions and cook for five minutes, until they begin to soften. Add garlic and saute for 5 minutes, until everything is wilted.
  • Add cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne and salt, and cook for one minute. Add canned chickpeas and 1.5 cups broth. Bring mixture to a boil and boil for one full minute. P
  • Place a lid on the pot and transfer it carefully to the oven.
  • Bake chickpeas for 25 minutes.
  • Dice your tomatoes, cucumbers, and onion and toss with 1 teaspoon olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste.
  • Make your yogurt / tahini sauce by combining 1 cup yogurt, ¼ cup tahini, 1 clove garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste — thin out the sauce with 1-3 tbsp water as neededn.
  • Meanwhile, bake your pita chips: Cut the pitas into chip-size wedges. Arrange on a large baking sheet and spray with olive oil cooking spray, sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
  • Assemble! Top the pita chips (use pita chips made from ½ of a whole wheat pita) with 1/8 of the chickpea mixture, ½ to 1 cup of the tomato mixture and a few tablespoons of the yogurt sauce.

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Notes

Top Tips for Making Greek Nachos
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. I recommend storing all the components in separate containers so the nachos don’t get soggy.
  • Instead of fresh pita bread to make your own chips (which we highly recommend for a healthier alternative!), you can use store-bought pita chips instead.
  • In place of a Dutch oven, you can make the chickpea mixture in a pan on the stove and then transfer to a casserole dish to bake in the oven.
  • One large cucumber will work in place of six English cucumbers.
  • More water can be added to the tahini sauce as needed.
Adapted from SmittenKitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 14.1g | Fat: 8.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 164.8mg | Fiber: 10.6g | Sugar: 2.7g

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10 responses to “Healthy Vegetarian Greek Nachos”

  1. Nachos are a favourite around here and these Greek nacho’s look so tasty! Can’t wait to give them a try.5 stars

  2. I love chickpeas and this recipe is right up my alley! I love all the flavors in it and I especially love that I’m enjoying a healthier snack!5 stars

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