Spiced Turkey Kofta Gyros

With Cool Tzatziki Sauce and Pickled Onions in a Soft Pita

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy

A note about serious food allergies

The flavors of Turkey and Greece unite in this innovative, healthier take on classic Mediterranean street food. We start with seasoned lean turkey shaped into kofta, a Mediterranean meatloaf. Stuffed into warm, soft pitas and accompanied by fresh veggies, creamy yogurt tzatziki, and lemon-and-dill marinated onions - it’s an elegant meal that's still totally cool to eat with your hands.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 3 Dill Sprigs
  • 1 Persian Cucumber
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 14 oz. Ground Turkey
  • 2 Tbsp. Home Chef Gyro Spice Blend
  • Info
    5⅓ oz. Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Info
    2 oz. Feta Cheese
  • Info
    4 Pita Flatbread
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    1051
  • Carbohydrates
    86g
  • Fat
    44g
  • Protein
    82g
  • Sodium
    1250mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 3 Mixing Bowls
  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
    1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with foil or use a non-stick baking sheet. Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Stem and finely chop the dill. Dice half of the Persian cucumber and chop the other half into rounds. Cut tomato into half-moon slices. Halve lemon. Mince garlic and divide in two. Peel and slice onion into rounds.

  • Step 2 - Mix the Kofta Blend
    2

    Mix the Kofta Blend

    In a mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, gyro spice blend, and half the garlic. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Step 3 - Bake the Kofta
    3

    Bake the Kofta

    Form the turkey mixture into a 1" thick, rectangle-shaped kofta loaf. Place the kofta on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until firm and a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees is reached. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing into ¼" thick slices.

  • Step 4 - Prepare the Tzatziki
    4

    Prepare the Tzatziki

    In a mixing bowl, combine Greek yogurt, half the feta cheese (reserving remaining for garnish), half the garlic, half the dill, diced cucumber, juice of half the lemon, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir until combined. Place tzatziki in refrigerator to chill before serving.

  • Step 5 - Warm Pitas and Prepare the Onions
    5

    Warm Pitas and Prepare the Onions

    Wrap pitas in foil and place the packet in warm oven just before serving for 3-5 minutes, just until warmed through. In a separate mixing bowl, combine onion slices with remaining dill (reserving a pinch for garnish), juice of remaining lemon half, and 2 tsp. olive oil. Stir to coat and add a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish
    6

    Plate the Dish

    Place two warmed pita flatbreads on a plate. Top pitas with half the sliced kofta, divided among two pitas. Garnish with tomato and cucumber slices. Add marinated onions. Add a dollop of tzatziki sauce. Garnish with remaining dill, remaining feta cheese, and a crack of fresh black pepper.