We use ground turkey quite a bit in our meal rotations and I thought I would take the freshness of Greek food combined with my love of all things tacos and make these Ground Turkey Greek Tacos with Tzatziki.
I love Greek food because of the delicious and simple flavor (check out our Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros – one of our most popular slow cooker recipes!).
You probably have the ingredients that you need to make the meat mixture of this recipe right now, but it’s the relish and the tzatziki that take this recipe over the top.
If you don’t love ground turkey, you could easily substitute lean ground beef or even ground lamb (which is even more authentic to Greek food!) and this recipe will still turn out delicious.
Ground Turkey Greek Taco Meat:
The meat is seasoned with oregano and garlic, then tomato paste and red wine vinegar are added in.
I cooked the meat with a minced red onion and the flavor combination was perfect. The meat mixture only takes about 15 minutes to cook from start to finish.
The two toppings – relish and tzatziki – are condiments that make this dish amazing. The great thing is that if you are short on time, these items can be prepped up to 2 days in advance.
Making Relish for Ground Turkey Greek Tacos with Tzatziki:
For the fresh vegetable relish, you are going to be using firm Roma tomatoes, an English cucumber, and red onion. If your grocery store does not have English cucumbers available, a regular cucumber will work just fine.
However, for this fresh relish, I highly recommend using an English cucumber (also known as a seedless cucumber). They usually can be found in the produce section, covered in plastic wrap.
They are longer and thinner than regular cucumbers and a little bit sweeter. I just love that you don’t have to deal with cucumber seeds when you use an English cucumber in this recipe (sometimes the seeds can give cucumbers a bitter flavor).