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Turkey Meatballs Pita Pockets with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Turkey Meatballs Pita Pockets with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce - Juicy and delicious turkey meatballs served in warm pita pockets filled with a garlicky cucumber sauce and topped with a tomatoes and feta cheese salad.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 Serves
Calories: 255

Ingredients

FOR THE TURKEY MEATBALLS

  • 1- pound ground turkey , lean 97% fat free
  • 1/2- cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 egg , lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper , or to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

FOR THE CUCUMBER YOGURT SAUCE

  • 1 cup finely diced english cucumber
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

FOR THE SALAD

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1 cup diced English cucumber
  • 1 small yellow onion , sliced
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil and white wine vinegar , to taste

FOR THE PITA POCKETS

  • Whole Wheat Pita Pockets
  • crumbled feta cheese

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Place a wire rack over a baking sheet; grease with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, panko crumbs, egg, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, fresh ground pepper, garlic and oregano.
  • Using a wooden spoon, mix until well combined and thoroughly incorporated.
  • Shape mixture into 2-inch balls and place on previously prepared baking sheet. You may have to do this in batches, depending on the size of your baking sheet.
  • Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until cooked through.

In the meantime prepare the Yogurt Sauce.

  • Place cucumbers and minced garlic in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle with salt and 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil; mix it all together.
  • Stir in the yogurt until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Chill until ready to use.

Prepare the salad

  • Place chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions in a mixing bowl.
  • Add salt, oil, and vinegar to the mixture; toss and mix until well blended. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.

Assemble

  • Warm up the pita pockets.
  • Open the pita pockets and spread about 1 to 2 tablespoons of the yogurt sauce on the inside of each pita.
  • Place 3 to 4 meatballs in each pita pocket.
  • Top with prepared salad and sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Meatballs Pita Pockets with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 619mg26%
Potassium 736mg21%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 670IU13%
Vitamin C 13.8mg17%
Calcium 178mg18%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: pita sandwiches, turkey meatballs, turkey sandwiches