Turkish Turkey Meatball Wraps with Tzatziki
From a Chef's Kitchen
Turkish Turkey Meatball Lettuce Wraps are healthful, light, easy, fun and so flavorful! It's the perfect summer dinner full of fresh ingredients!
- cooking spray
- 1 cup shelled pistachios
- 1 small onion or 1/2 medium onion, coarsely chopped
- 6 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
- ½ cup chopped parsley, preferably flat-leaf
- 1 tablespoon baharat (see step 1 of method)
- 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 1 large egg (beaten)
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 2 medium cucumbers (peeled, seeded and diced)
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 large lemon (juiced)
- ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
- 2 cups Greek yogurt
- salt (to taste)
- for SERVING
- 16 large Boston lettuce leaves
- thinly sliced red onion
- tomato wedges
- mint leaves
- BAHARAT RECIPE: 1 1/2 tablespoons dried mint, 1 tablespoon dried oregano, 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper, 1/2 teaspoons each of ground cinnamon, ground coriander, ground cumin and ground nutmeg.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray. Alternately, line a baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil and spray.
- Combine the next 8 ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and mix in egg.
- 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.
- Combine tzatziki ingredients in a bowl.
- 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!