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Turkish Turkey Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Tzatziki are healthful, light, easy, fun and so flavorful! It's the perfect summer dinner full of fresh ingredients!



Total time

35 minutes




  • meatballs
  • cooking spray
  • 1 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1 onion (small, coarsely chopped)
  • 6 cloves garlic (coarsely chopped)
  • ½ cup parsley (chopped, preferably flat-leaf)
  • 1 tablespoon baharat
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg (large, beaten)
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • tzatziki
  • 2 cucumbers (medium, peeled, seeded and diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lemon (large, juiced)
  • ¼ cup fresh mint (chopped)
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • salt (to taste)
  • 16 boston lettuce leaves (large)
  • red onion (thinly sliced)
  • wedges tomato
  • pistachios
  • mint leaves


  1. MEATBALLS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray. Alternately, line a baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil and spray.
  2. Combine the next 8 ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and mix in egg.
  3. Add the turkey and mix well. Form into 1-inch meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  4. TZATZIKI: Combine tzatziki ingredients in a bowl.
  5. TO SERVE: Top lettuce leaves with tzatziki, top with 2 or 3 meatballs, onion slices, a tomato wedge, pistachios and mint leaves. Roll up and enjoy!
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Low carb

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