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Ground Turkey Greek Tacos with Tzatziki Recipe

A fun spin on taco night - go Greek! Ground turkey seasoned with Greek flavor and topped with a fresh vegetable relish and homemade yogurt Tzatziki sauce does not get any better than this Ground Turkey Greek Taco.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: Greek recipe, Ground Turkey, main dish, Pita Tacos
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 397kcal

Equipment

  • Small Mixing Bowl (2)
  • paper towels
  • Large Skillet

Ingredients

Tzatziki

  • 1 cucumber peeled and seeded
  • 16 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill weed

Fresh Greek Relish

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 Roma tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 1 English cucumber seeded and diced
  • ½ red onion diced

Meat

  • pounds lean ground turkey
  • ½ red onion minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 6 pita breads

Instructions

  • Make the tzatziki and relish at least 1 hour ahead or up to 2 days in advance so the flavors meld together.
  • For the tzatziki, shred the cucumbers and blot with a paper towel or clean kitchen towel to remove as much moisture as possible. Mix together the shredded cucumbers, strained yogurt, garlic, vinegar and lemon juice. Add dill and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and keep in the fridge until serving.
  • For the relish, gently mix olive oil, vinegar, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions in a medium bowl and add salt and pepper as desired. Cover and let sit in the fridge until serving.
  • For the meat, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté ground turkey and onions until turkey is no longer pink, drain grease. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Decrease temperature to low. Add oregano, garlic, tomato paste, and red wine vinegar to skillet and stir until meat is coated with seasonings.
  • To serve, add meat, relish, and tzatziki to a pita and enjoy.

Notes

  • Making the tzatziki does take a few minutes to throw together (and the effort is definitely worth it), but if you are looking to cut back on prep for this recipe, many grocery stores carry some type of tzatziki that you can use instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 701mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 429IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 3mg