Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mediterranean Turkey Meatball Pita

We got this recipe from a Cooking Light magazine over 10 years ago. We love easy. I have in the past made my own Tzatziki sauce but Trader Joe's sells a version that is just as good...easy...and cheap.

Turkey Meatball Pita

1 1/4 pounds Ground Turkey Breast
1/4 cup finely diced onion
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1 clove minced garlic
1 tsp dill (optional)
1 tsp lemon juice (optional)

3 pita breads, cut in half (other mediterranean flat bread or Nani Bread)

Homemade Tzatziki sauce:
1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt or greek yogurt
1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
2 tsp fresh dill
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp black pepper

Combine turkey meatball ingredients, mix well. Shape into balls. Using non-stick skillet coated with non-stick cooking spray or a little olive oil, cook meatballs about 10 minutes or until brown and no longer pink in the center. Combine sauce ingredients if making home made.

I also like to add hummus on mine as well. The spicy hummus sauce at Trader Joe's is divine!

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