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  • Serves: 5 Servings

Turkey-Meatball Pitas

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Ground turkey
  • 2 sl Low-fat bread; chopped
  • 2 tb Grated onion
  • 1 lg Egg white
  • 1 1/2 ts Ground cumin
  • 1 1/4 ts Salt
  • 5 Whole-wheat pitas
  • 1/2 lg Cucumber; peeled and cut
  • -into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 8 oz Plain nonfat yogurt
  • 2 tb Chopped fresh cilantro OR
  • -1-teaspoon dried mint
  • -leaves
  • 4 c Romaine lettuce; thinly
  • -sliced


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray 15 1/2" by 10 1/2" jelly-roll pan
with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In large bowl, with hand, mix ground turkey, bread, onion, egg white,
cumin, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 3 tablespoons water.

3. Shape turkey mixture into 25 meatballs. (For easier shaping, use wet
hands.) Place meatballs in jelly-roll pan and bake 12 to 15 minutes until
cooked through (meatballs will not brown).

4. Cut about 1 inch from top of each pita; reserve cutoff pieces for use
another day. Wrap pitas in foil. After meatballs have baked 5 minutes, warm
pitas in oven until meatballs are done.

5. Meanwhile, mix cucumber, yogurt, cilantro or mint, and 1/2 teaspoon

6. To serve, fill pitas with lettuce and meatballs; top with cucumber

Each serving: About 380 calories, 28 g protein, 44 g carbohydrate, 11 g
total fat (3 g saturated), 46 mg cholesterol, 1020 mg sodium.

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