Turkey Pitas with Greek Sauce

Turkey Pitas with Greek Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 219.8
  • Total Fat: 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.7 mg
  • Sodium: 136.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 26.2 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    16 oz 93% lean ground turkey
    1/2 tsp cumin
    1 tsp dried parsley
    1 tsp dried oregano
    1/2 tsp onion powder
    1 cup plain lowfat or nonfat yogurt
    1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and finely chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 oz lemon juice
    2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


In medium mixing bowl, mix turkey, cumin, dried parsley, oregano, and onion powder. Combine thoroughly and shape into eight patties, approximately 1/4 inch thick each.

In separate bowl, combine yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, and fresh parsley. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate until ready to use.

Spray large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium high heat. Cook turkey patties until browned and cooked through, turning once.

Serve each patty in half a pita with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and two Tbsp Greek sauce.

Serves 4.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ~JAMIE.


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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was okay, I thought the meat could use more flavor. If I made again I would use more seasoning and chop up the turkey instead of shaping it like a patty - 6/19/07

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  • Delicious! I love a good gyro, and this was a satisfying alternative. I used OPA feta dill Greek yogurt dressing instead of making the sauce. I didn't have any parsley and I love cumin, so I used a full teaspoon and it was yummy. Kangaroo Pita Pockets are perfect for this. - 7/28/14

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  • I really like this, my daughter didn't care for the sauce, and my husband a picky eater ate it all. - 10/14/11

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  • I really didn't enjoy this recipe. I would say too much lemon juice in the sauce & the turkey could definitely use more seasoning. - 4/18/11

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  • we LOVEd this!!! taking into account all the reviews here, my variation was to sub in onion salt for onion powder. I made this more like a gyro, cutting the thin patties into all different size strips. Thanks for this one, I've been meaning to make it for awhile!!! - 4/16/10

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  • So this was good, but not as great as we were hoping for. The pita bread that our store has breaks apart terribly ... so we need to find another source for the bread. It's good, but we're not that mad about it. - 5/20/09

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  • I will try this again leaving the turkey ground up, I think it would be easier to eat. The sauce was amazing! I got the flatbread pita on accident so I didn't have a pocket to hold it all in. I only had one pita and ate the 2nd burger by itself! Good that way too! - 2/20/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It looks like each serving includes two patties and two pita halves. Does the nutrition information include the pita bread? - 1/29/09

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  • The tzaziki sauce was excellent. I made it with non-fat Greek yogurt to gift an authentic and creamy flavor. A great easy lunch option. - 11/27/07

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  • One of my new favorites. I had to add a little salt and pepper for my taste though. - 8/17/07

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  • Very good - similar to Falafel but without the deep frying! Could easily be made vegetarian with soy meat. Sauce is delicious. - 7/19/07

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  • I think it needs salt but it was still very good. - 6/20/07

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  • Very yummy and a nice break from the norm! Definitely going into our dinner rotation. - 6/8/07

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  • Quite good, actually! Particularly liked the greek sauce, I imagine that'll become a staple on wraps and in pitas around here. :) - 6/7/07

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  • It is tasty tasty very very tasty its very tasty - 5/31/07

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  • Low calorie and filling. I put it on whole wheat pitas and it was only 369 calories total for two pockets. - 5/13/07

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