Although many cooks consider sauce a condiment or an afterthought, Lisa Richardson developed this recipe around her homemade sauce based on store-bought tahini. Richardson enjoys creating recipes and encourages her 8-year-old daughter to get involved in cooking. "She has her own recipe cards on which she jots down her new dishes," she says.
1/2 cup plain 2% Greek-style yogurt
1 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed paste)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
Dash of salt
1/4 cup chopped green onions
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 pound ground turkey
2 (6-inch) whole-wheat pitas, cut in half
4 green leaf lettuce leaves
4 (1/4-inch) tomato slices
How to Make It
Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl.
Combine onions, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt, onion powder, and turkey in a large bowl. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan, and cook for 4 minutes on each side or until done.
Line each pita half with 1 lettuce leaf; add 1 patty, 1 tomato slice, and 2 tablespoons tahini sauce to each pita half.