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Turkey Pitas with Tahini-Yogurt Sauce

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 filled pita and about 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 4 (4-ounce) turkey cutlets
  • 4 (6-inch) whole-wheat pitas
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 341
  • fat 6.4 g
  • satfat 1.1 g
  • monofat 1.7 g
  • polyfat 2.4 g
  • protein 36 g
  • carbohydrate 37 g
  • fiber 6 g
  • cholesterol 71 mg
  • iron 4 mg
  • sodium 487 mg
  • calcium 77 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Combine cumin, paprika, salt, and turmeric in a small bowl. Rub spice mixture evenly over turkey. Add turkey to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove turkey from pan.

  2. Cut off top third of each pita; reserve for another use. Add pitas to pan; grill 30 seconds on each side or until marked. Cut turkey into slices. Divide turkey, cucumber, and bell pepper evenly among pitas.

  3. Combine tahini and remaining ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Serve tahini mixture with sandwiches.

Cook's Notes

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