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Grilled Turkey Stuffed Pita with Cucumber and Tahini Sauce

  • 4 Servings
  • 15 mins or less Prep Time
  • 30 mins or less Total Time


  • 1 package 97% Fat Free Ground White Turkey
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced or pressed
  • 2 1/2 cups finely chopped English (seedless) cucumber, divided
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Large pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 medium pita breads with pockets, cut into halves
  • Olive oil for brushing

Serving Size 1 Pita Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 620
Calories from Fat 290
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 980mg 41%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 41g
Vitamin A 20%
Calcium 10%
Vitamin C 60%
Iron 30%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label on the product may vary slightly.
  • Step 1

    In a food processor, combine the garlic, 2 cups of cucumber, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and cayenne pepper, and process until smooth. Mix in the remaining cucumber. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Step 2

    In a large bowl combine turkey, bell pepper, parsley, breadcrumbs, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, cumin, cinnamon and pepper.
  • Step 3

    Grill with indirect heat, turning once, until filling feels firm when pita is pressed, about 15 minutes. Remove from grill and let stand 3 minutes.
  • Step 4

    Cut each pita in half crosswise and serve with sauce for dipping.

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