Curried Turkey Pitas

Curried Turkey Pitas - This nutritious meal comes together in less than 30 minutes! Lean ground turkey is flavored with curry powder and sweet golden raisins, and topped with mango and an herbed yogurt sauce. | foxeslovelemons.com

Sometimes, I seriously wonder how I became such a foodie. I grew up in a small town, 45 minutes from the nearest “big” city (Ann Arbor or Toledo) in either direction. A fancy meal in my hometown meant a trip to Red Lobster. I return there for family gatherings, with a quiche or a couscous dish to offer at potlucks, and am met with incredulous cries of “WHAT is that?” from family members.

Don’t get me wrong. I had a lovely childhood growing up there, and certainly wasn’t on the playground feeling deprived because I’d never tried sushi. But looking back on it now, I am SO glad that I was able to move to a bigger city and experience a wider variety of cultures and foods. It’s made me who I am today, as a person and as a cook.

Curried Turkey Pitas - This nutritious meal comes together in less than 30 minutes! Lean ground turkey is flavored with curry powder and sweet golden raisins, and topped with mango and an herbed yogurt sauce. | foxeslovelemons.com

Curried anything was definitely not on my radar growing up. For that matter, I probably didn’t eat much (if any) mango as a child either. And yogurt was strictly of the fruit-on-the-bottom variety. These Curried Turkey Pitas could really be considered a symbol of how far I’ve come. Too cheesy? I almost thought about not including that last bit.

The best part about these (well, besides the awesome flavor) is how they come together in under a half hour! Lean ground turkey is seasoned with fragrant curry powder, and combined with onions for a bit of bite and golden raisins for sweetness. The mixture is tucked into whole wheat pita pockets and topped with chopped ripe mango and a Greek yogurt-herb sauce. These are the perfect way to get a super-flavorful and nutritious lunch or dinner on the table quickly!

Curried Turkey Pitas - This nutritious meal comes together in less than 30 minutes! Lean ground turkey is flavored with curry powder and sweet golden raisins, and topped with mango and an herbed yogurt sauce. | foxeslovelemons.com

Curried Turkey Pitas

Ingredients:

For the Curried Turkey:



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 small yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 pound organic ground turkey

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/4 cup golden raisins

  • 2 teaspoons curry powder


For the Yogurt Sauce:



  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • Pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper


For Serving:



  • 4 whole wheat pita pockets

  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted and chopped


Directions:

1. Make the Curried Turkey: In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and turkey; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until turkey is almost cooked through, breaking up turkey with side of spoon.


2. Reduce heat to medium; stir in water, raisins and curry powder. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until most liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.


3. Meanwhile, make the Yogurt Sauce: In small bowl, stir together all ingredients.


4. Serve turkey mixture in pita pockets with mango and Yogurt Sauce.


This recipe originally appeared here on the NatureBox blog.


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