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Turkish Turkey Meatball Wraps

Turkish Turkey Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Tzatziki

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Turkish Turkey Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Tzatziki are healthful, light, easy, fun and so flavorful!  It's the perfect summer dinner full of fresh ingredients!
Course Chicken and Turkey
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Diet Low Fat, Low Lactose
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4
Calories 430

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1 small onion or ½ medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped parsley preferably flat-leaf
  • 1 tablespoon baharat* See note
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 pound ground turkey

Tzatziki

  • 2 medium cucumbers peeled, seeded and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large lemon juiced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • Salt to taste

For Serving

  • 16 large Boston lettuce leaves
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Tomato wedges
  • Pistachios
  • Mint leaves

Instructions

Meatballs

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray. Alternately, line a baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil and spray.
  • Combine the next 8 ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and mix in egg.
  • Add the turkey and mix well. Form into 1-inch meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Tzatziki

  • Combine tzatziki ingredients in a bowl.

For Serving

  • Top lettuce leaves with tzatziki, top with 2 or 3 meatballs, onion slices, a tomato wedge, pistachios and mint leaves. Roll up and enjoy!

Notes

BAHARAT RECIPE: 1 ½ tablespoons dried mint, 1 tablespoon dried oregano, 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper, ½ teaspoons each of ground cinnamon, ground coriander, ground cumin and ground nutmeg.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 1013mg | Potassium: 1260mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3446IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 4mg