4 servings (serving size: 1 filled pita half)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 4

Line each pita half with 1 lettuce leaf; add 1 patty, 1 tomato slice, and 2 tablespoons tahini sauce to each pita half.

Ratings & Reviews

LDombeck's Review

July 15, 2014
This was an ok meal, nothing fantastic,but still good. I used chicken instead of turkey. The chopped romaine salad on the side was also a really good, solid, basic salad. The fresh oregano was the key! That I would make again if needing something simple with ingredients I usually have on hand.

LaurenGallagher's Review

April 16, 2013

hsrrn123's Review

April 04, 2013
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.

EllenDeller's Review

June 14, 2012
Made a great lunch--added fresh oregano and garlic to the turkey and some chopped fresh mint in the sauce. Some lettuce, cucumber, and red pepper slices filled up the pitas and me for the rest of the day!

CookieNoelle's Review

October 07, 2010
This is a great recipe. I have filed it as a favorite. They taste really guilty but they aren't! I did add a bit of greek seasoning to my burgers and I served with gouda cheese = yum.

kelgor's Review

August 24, 2010
Good weeknight meal. I used Boca burger patties and added some slivered red onion.