Recipe: Greek Turkey Pitas
These Greek turkey pitas are divine! This is one of my favorite recipes of all time. These turkey burgers served in toasted pita bread are extremely moist and flavorful! The herbs and zippy cucumber yogurt dressing really make this dish amazing. You can use whatever toppings you like but aside from what’s listed my favorite extras are Kalamata olives, and banana peppers for a little kick!
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 serving(s)
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 1/2 bag or 1/2 cup frozen spinach thawed and drained thoroughly
- 1 tbsp garlic
- 1/2 of 1 red onion diced
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- 2 tsp dill weed
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup crumbled Feta
- 8 Kalamata olives minced
- 6 oz plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 a cucumber peel removed and diced
- 1 tbsp dill weed
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp lemon zest (grated peel of lemon)
- 4 mint leaves minced(optional)
- 4 bibb lettuce leaves
- 1 large tomato
- 4 whole grain pita bread (8 pockets total)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- In a mixing bowl combine the ground turkey, egg, spinach, garlic, red onion, oregano, crushed red pepper, dill weed, salt, black pepper, Feta cheese, and Kalamata olives. Mix well and form into 4 burger patties and set aside.
- In a separate mixing bowl combine Greek yogurt, cucumber, 1 tbsp dill weed, fresh lemon juice, mint leaves, lemon zest, and stir together well.
- Heat a pan with 1 tbsp olive oil and cook patties approximately 5 minutes per side or until internal temp is 160 degrees.
- While burgers are cooking separate pita bread and toast lightly in your toaster.
- Prepare a garnish plate of sliced tomato, red onion, and lettuce.
- Each pita should be stuffed with 1/2 turkey burger, lettuce, tomato, onion if desired, and topped with creamy cucumber yogurt dressing. Each serving is 1 whole burger and 1 entire pita bread (so 2 pita halves)
Nutrition Information Per Serving
474 calories, 19 grams of fat, 36 grams of protein, 40 carbs