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Warm Greek Pita Sandwiches With Turkey and Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

"The perfect ending to the holiday turkey is this Greek-inspired sandwich served in a warmed pita. It is filled with lettuce, tomatoes, and turkey, and topped with a homemade cucumber sauce."
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servings 517 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 517 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 19.5 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.2g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 40 g
  • 80%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 730 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position. Heat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix sour cream, yogurt, cucumber, vinegar, 1 minced garlic clove, and salt and pepper to taste; set aside.
  3. Place pitas in oven; bake until warm and pliable, 7 minutes. Cut in half. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Carefully add onion; saute until spotty brown but still crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Add turkey, oregano and remaining minced garlic; continue to saute until heated through, another 2 minutes.
  4. Serve, letting guests fill their own pitas with lettuce first, followed by turkey, tomatoes and cucumber sauce.


  • Copyright 2004 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 82 Ratings

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SO DELICIOUS! My boyfriend raved over these sammys. They're so easy to make, too. I bought a small oven roasted turkey breast and shredded that, the first time I made it. The second time I used ...

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Good idea, but my turkey came out really dry. I probably won't make it again...

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SO DELICIOUS! My boyfriend raved over these sammys. They're so easy to make, too. I bought a small oven roasted turkey breast and shredded that, the first time I made it. The second time I used ...

This is sooooo good. I didn't have plain yogurt, so I used 1 cup of low fat sour cream. I made my cucumber the way my Grandma made her cucumber salad. I pealed the cuke, sliced, then salted i...

I used chicken breasts for this recipe and they were DELICIOUS! I would definitely make the Tzatziki sauce a day before and let it season in the fridge. A truly delicious recipe and a way to h...

good base just needs to be kick up alittle. mix in some feta, olives, all kinds of fun options

Excellent, easy and fresh. My husband actually made this as an alternative to the normal left-over thanksgiving turkey meals. I added some sliced black olives that were also leftover. I think...

Its very hard to please my family when it comes to "New Recipe" night. Everyone loved this sandwich! When my son eats 4, that can tell you something. The cucumber sauce is very fresh tasting. ...

Fantastic Recipe, we made it exactly as suggested and it was fantasic (a bit messy though) I served it with Feta Chunks and Cucumbers and Red Onions with a vinagrette.

Light, refreshing and delicious. I used only yogurt, no mayo. Also, I added a pinch or two of sugar to both the yogurt sauce and the chicken mixture. It added extra flavor and softened the tart...

This was delicious and easy to make! The only change I made was adding more red wine vinegar to the cucumber sauce.