The light and bright flavors in this Mediterranean Meatball Sandwich really elevates ground turkey to a higher level. Very nutritious and low in fat, and QUICK--- only 30 minutes start to finish! Makes a tasty and nutritious lunch or light dinner! From The Turkey Store meats.
- 1 1⁄4 lbs fresh lean ground turkey (1 package)
- 1⁄4 cup chopped onion
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried mint
- 1⁄2 teaspoon parsley
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon pepper (be aware that most lemon pepper blends are salty, so add any additional salt sparingly)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1⁄2 cup nonfat sour cream
- 1⁄2 medium cucumber, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 (6 inch) pita breads, cut in half crosswise (or flour tortillas)
- 6 lettuce leaves, torn into pieces
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- Combine turkey meatball ingredients; mix well. Shape into 18 (1 1/4") balls.
- Using skillet coated with non-stick cooking spray, cook meatballs 8 to 10 minutes or until browned and no longer pink in center; stir occasionally.
- Combine sauce ingredients.
- Place 3 meatballs in each pita half. Add lettuce and tomato. Top with sauce.
- Alternatively, place filling in a flour tortilla, and fold burrito style for a wrap!
- Serves 6.
Excellent! I made 1/2 recipe, for just me and too much in my freezer so I just wanted to try. I still have some for lunch too. I used fresh parsley, a bit more garlic ... just because I love garlic and reg sour cream. Oh, I had 1/4 red onion in the fridge so I thin sliced and added in, but that certainly didn't change the taste of the meatballs and sauce. I was happy. No changes. As is would be fine. I highly doubt my fresh parsley and more garlic changed much. It is a great recipe! I will definitely make again. This would be a fun party night making different meatball sandwiches. Could be fun! Thank You!
I can't beleive I forgot to review this! We had this for dinner 2 Fridays ago, and it was WONDERFUL. I did have to ad lib a bit on some of the spices, I did not have driend mint or lemon pepper. I made the addition of coriander, a tiny tad bit of turmeric & cardamom. We also did add salt. I would think that if you did not have sour cream you could also use yogurt in the sauce, so this recipe seems really versatile. We really enjoyed it and I can't wait to have it again. Thanks so much for posting.
This made an excellant pita sandwich!! I did add a bit of salt to the turkey mix and used all fresh herbs from the garden. We loved the hint of mint!! I used no fat sour cream and added a quarter of a red pepper, chopped, to the sauce. Very easy and quick supper, thanks for posting. We will enjoy them again!!