Looking for a new recipe to try? I recently shared this sentiment in my meal planning post, but I really love finding new meal ideas that I can incorporate into our recipe rotation! There’s something comforting about already knowing you’ll enjoy the meal you’re making tonight, you know? (For instance, tonight I’m making Thai Red Curry and I know that it’ll be delicious!)
Well, I’ve made the recipe in this blog post for supper a couple times now, and it’s an especially flavorful and yummy meal. I found a similar recipe on another blog, but by the time I changed ingredients as well as the preparation style of it, it became a totally different recipe, haha. And that’s why I’m sharing it with you today. I’ve come up with a version that I love. If you like Greek food and things like gyros, then you’ll definitely enjoy this one!
A quick note: my husband isn’t a super picky eater, but he certainly does not like cucumbers, so I modified the tzatziki sauce for his sake and swapped out the cucumbers for zucchini. Obviously, it doesn’t have that more bright cucumber flavor, but it’s still really delicious, it’s a good way to get veggies into the recipe, and it’s a great option if you have people in your household who aren’t fans of cucumbers either. You can still use cucumber in place of the zucchini if you’d prefer.
I always love hearing others’ easy meal ideas, so my hope is that this idea may help you with supper on an upcoming weeknight! 🙂
Greek Turkey Pitas with Yogurt Sauce:
Makes enough meat for about 4 pitas and potentially more, depending on how much you fill them with the additional toppings.
For the meat:
1 lb. ground turkey
1 cup spinach, chopped
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon oregano
salt and pepper
For the sauce:
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I just buy a little “breakfast size” container of it, since we don’t really eat plain Greek yogurt)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup grated zucchini
1/2 teaspoon dry dill
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
For the the pita assembly:
Pitas or flatbreads
Diced tomatoes, diced zucchini, slices of red onion
What to do:
1 // In a large bowl, mix together turkey, spinach, red onion, minced garlic, oregano, and salt and pepper. (Honestly, it’s usually easiest to mix it together with clean hands rather than a spoon.)
2 // Heat the meat mixture in a skillet on medium high heat, stirring and chopping frequently, until meat is fully cooked.
3 // In the meantime, mix together all sauce ingredients in a small bowl: yogurt, lemon juice, grated zucchini, dry dill, garlic powder, and salt.
4 // Serve the meat warm in pitas. Top with toppings like tomatoes, diced zucchini, and red onion slices. Spoon yogurt sauce on top. Enjoy!
What is your favorite easy weeknight meal? Does your family have some favorite tried-and-trues?