I've made these several times and have been happy with them each time. I add cucumber to the mix which brings some more freshness to it.
Turkey Burger Pitas with Tahini Sauce
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.
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- Calories: 302
- Fat: 11.9g
- Saturated fat: 3.5g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 3.3g
- Protein: 30.6g
- Carbohydrate: 21.1g
- Fiber: 2.8g
- Cholesterol: 73mg
- Iron: 2.7mg
- Sodium: 599mg
- Calcium: 93mg
- 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
- Cooking spray
- 2 (6-inch) whole-wheat pitas, cut in half
- 4 green leaf lettuce leaves
- 4 (1/4-inch) tomato slices
- 1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl.
- 2. 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.
- 3. 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.
- 4. Line each pita half with 1 lettuce leaf; add 1 patty, 1 tomato slice, and 2 tablespoons tahini sauce to each pita half.
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