Turkey Gyro Meatball Salad

with homemade tzatziki dressing and toasted pita chips

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
A note about serious food allergies

Whether you pronounce it "jeer-oh," "guy-roh," or "yee-roh," something we can all agree on is how much we love those Greek sandwiches of shaved meat on warm pita. We put a twist in this version by making lean, healthy ground turkey meatballs and serving it with a crisp romaine salad. The aromatic seasoning blend, creamy yogurt-cucumber tzatziki sauce, and warm pita wedges provide all the flavors of a traditional gyro at a fraction of the usual calories. Opa!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 Pita Bread
  • 12 oz. Ground Turkey
  • 1 Tbsp. Home Chef Gyro Spice Blend
  • Info
    1½ oz. Feta Cheese
  • 0 Dill Sprigs
  • 1 Romaine Heart
  • 2 Persian Cucumbers
  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Red Onion
  • Info
    5⅓ oz. Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    577
  • Carbohydrates
    32g
  • Fat
    25g
  • Protein
    46g
  • Sodium
    572mg
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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Meatballs and Pita
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    Prepare the Meatballs and Pita

    Cut pita into eight wedges. Combine turkey, gyro seasoning, feta cheese crumbles (reserve a pinch for garnish), and ¼ tsp. pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Thoroughly mix ingredients and form 8-10 ping pong ball-sized meatballs.

  • Step 2 - Cook the Meatballs
    2

    Cook the Meatballs

    Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a medium oven-safe non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Place meatballs in hot pan and cook 7 minutes, or until browned on all sides. Transfer pan to oven and bake 7-9 minutes, or until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees. Be careful when removing pan from oven - handle will be hot! Thoroughly wash mixing bowl for later use.

  • Step 3 - Cook Pita Chips
    3

    Cook Pita Chips

    While meatballs are cooking, place pita chips on prepared baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper. Bake 7-9 minutes, or until chips are lightly browned.

  • Step 4 - Prepare the Ingredients
    4

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Mince dill (dill stems are tender and can also be minced). Hold romaine head at root end and chop coarsely. Trim cucumbers and cut into ¼" dice. Cut Roma tomato into ¼" dice. Zest lemon, halve, and juice. Peel and halve onion. Slice halves into thin strips like sticks (julienne).

  • Step 5 - Make the Tzatziki
    5

    Make the Tzatziki

    In mixing bowl used for meatballs, combine Greek yogurt, dill (reserve a pinch for garnish), cucumber, 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, ½ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper. Mix together thoroughly.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish
    6

    Plate the Dish

    Place romaine, red onion (start with ¼ cup and add more to taste), and tomatoes on a plate. Add tzatziki next to salad and place meatballs on top. Garnish with remaining feta cheese, lemon zest, and dill. Drizzle extra tzatziki over or use as a dipping sauce. Serve pita chips on the side.