Turkey Falafel-ish


  • Makes6 to 6 servings

Turkey-stuffed pitas update sandwich night


  • 500 g ground turkey

  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tbsp ketchup

  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed or finely chopped, divided

  • 1 tsp salt, divided

  • black pepper, to taste

  • 3 large whole wheat pita breads

  • 1/4 cup tahini

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/4 tsp paprika

  • sliced cucumbers

  • sliced tomatoes


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, half the garlic, 1⁄2 tsp (2 mL) salt, and pepper. Spoon equal amounts of mixture into the 12 compartments of a muffin tray. Bake 15-17 minutes, or until no longer pink in the middle. At the same time, warm foil-wrapped pitas in the oven.

  • For sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together tahini and lemon juice to create a stiff paste. Stir in water to make a smooth, runny sauce (if you'd like a thinner sauce, add more water). Season with remaining garlic, 1⁄2 tsp (2 mL) salt, and paprika.

  • To serve, slice pitas in half. Stuff each half with 2 turkey “muffins,” cucumbers and tomatoes, and drizzle with sauce.

  • Makes 6 sandwiches.

  • In 1 sandwich: 272 calories, 19.5 g protein, 8.9 g fat, 30.1 carbohydrates, 2.9 mg iron

This article was originally published on Apr 01, 2010

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