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Greek Turkey Pita

Cook Time
45 minutes
Serves
4
Calories
530
Protein
38g
Total Fat
16g
Saturated Fat
5g
Carbohydrates
64g
Dietary Fiber
9g

Ingredients

  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 pitas
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp oregano leaves, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 1 lb turkey

Preparation

  1. Line a mesh strainer over a deep container or bowl with three coffee filters. Spoon 1 cup of non-fat Greek yogurt into the lined strainer, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Combine 1/2 of a diced cucumber with 1/8 teaspoon of salt, and 4 teaspoons of lemon juice in a colander set over a bowl. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  3. Take yogurt out of the fridge, and discard drained liquid. In a clean bowl, combine thickened yogurt with drained cucumber, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, , 1 tablespoon of chopped mint leaves, and 1 clove of minced garlic.
  4. Set sauce aside. 
  5. Light grill. Wipe grill grates with vegetable oil to keep patties from sticking.
  6. While grill is heating up, place 1/2 chopped onion, 4 teaspoons of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, 3 cloves of minced garlic, and 1/4 of a piece of pita bread ripped into small pieces into a food processor. Stop when a smooth paste has formed.
  7. Place onion mixture in a large bowl. Add turkey and gently mix until combined. 
  8. Divide mixture into four equal pieces and roll into logs. Gently flatten the logs into rectangular patties. 
  9. Place patties on the grill. Cook until well browned on each side (about 8-12 minutes).
  10. Remove cooked patties from the grill. While patties rest, place pita in a single layer on the grill Cook, turning over once, until each pita is warmed and has faint grill marks (about 30-40 seconds).
  11. Place pitas on foil.
  12. Using a spoon, spread 1/4 cup of the homemade sauce inside each pita. Top with a turkey patty, tomato slices, 1/2 cup of shredded lettuce, and 2 tablespoons of feta.

Tags: Cooking, Recipes, Food, Lunch

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