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Turkey Meatball Gyro

I drove down to Massachusetts today and won a singing competition! I prepared an hour program of 14 songs, got to choose the first one and they selected the rest to fill up the remaining 15 minutes. I will go to Nationals in the winter. Super exciting!

But now I am starving and dead tired after the drive home. I want something healthy (road food is NOT and I have been having some...), easy and delicious. And something to eat easily as I veg out in front of the tv. Need a brain break. Therefore, the wonderfully delicious gyro with healthy turkey meatballs. Yum!



 garlic clove, minced

10 ounces ground turkey

3/4 teaspoon oregano

1 cucumber, seeded and sliced

1 plum tomato, sliced

 4 oz Greek yogurt 

2 Mediterranean pitas 

olive oil

1 large egg yolk

salt and pepper

red wine vinegar 


Preheat broiler. Lightly oil a rimmed baking sheet. 

In a medium bowl, gently knead to combine ground turkey, 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano, 1⁄2 teaspoon of the chopped garlic, 1 large egg yolk, 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, and a few grinds of pepper .

Shape turkey mixture into 8 meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet. Broil on center oven rack until browned and cooked through.

In a medium bowl, whisk to combine 1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano, 2 tablespoons oil, and 1 tablespoon vinegar . Add sliced cucumbers and tomatoes, tossing to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, stir to combine all of the yogurt and remaining 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic . Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Toast pitas directly on lower oven rack until warmed through.

Divide meatballs between pitas, then top with some of the cucumber and tomato salad. Dollop each gyro meatball sandwich with garlic yogurt sauce . Serve remaining cucumber and tomato salad alongside. Enjoy!


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