Turkey Shawarma Pitas

November  1, 2016
4 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

I make this every year using my recipe for Chicken Shawarma, but I use the spices on the cooked turkey. It's a nice change from the traditional Thanksgiving flavors. —Leith Devine

Test Kitchen Notes

This is pretty tasty and super easy and fast to make. It's a good use of turkey leftovers without being a repeat of a Thanksgiving's meal. It has a nice blend of spices, too! —feastathome

  • Serves 6-8
  • 1 small cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1/2 tablespoons dried mint
  • 2 tablespoons dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups chopped turkey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon sumac
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Split, lightly toasted pita, feta, lettuce, and tomato (optional), for serving
In This Recipe
  1. Make tzatziki sauce: Let the cucumber drain on paper towels. Mix together the yogurt, garlic, mint, dill, salt and pepper and add drained cucumber. Set aside.
  2. Mix shawarma spices together. Melt butter in a large pan. Add spices and cook 1-2 minutes or until spices are fragrant.
  3. Add chopped turkey and stir to combine. Scoop the turkey mixture into the pita.
  4. Top with feta cheese, lettuce, tomato (optional), and tzatziki sauce.

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