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Turkey Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Healthy Fact of the Day

Turkey is a lean source of protein, and these Turkey Gyros offer a lighter alternative to the traditional version. Packed with flavorful spices and topped with refreshing tzatziki sauce, it's a delicious and nutritious meal.



For Turkey Gyros:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Whole wheat pitas or flatbreads


For Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper to taste



  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Fresh parsley, chopped



For Turkey Gyros:

  1. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.

  2. Add chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until softened.

  3. Add ground turkey to the skillet and cook until browned, breaking it apart with a spoon.

  4. Stir in ground cumin, ground coriander, paprika, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until well combined.

  5. Warm whole wheat pitas or flatbreads according to package instructions.


For Tzatziki Sauce:

  1. In a bowl, combine Greek yogurt, finely diced cucumber, minced garlic, chopped fresh dill, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.

  2. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.


To Assemble:

  1. Spread a generous spoonful of Tzatziki sauce onto each warmed pita or flatbread.

  2. Top with a portion of the seasoned ground turkey.

  3. Add sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, thinly sliced red onion, and a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

  4. Fold the pita or flatbread to form a gyro.

  5. Serve these Turkey Gyros with a side of extra Tzatziki sauce for dipping.


Enjoy this flavorful and healthy twist on a classic gyro!

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