Turkey Pita Tacos
Corn, flour or blue corn tortillas flood your feed every Tuesday for the well-known Taco Tuesday.
To mix up Taco Tuesday I switched the tortilla for a pita. The pita is a great alternative because it gives a taco a different taste and a complete different look. Also, replacing the carne asada, al pastor, chicken or pork protein options with ground turkey gives another twist to the classic taco.
The best part about cooking is being creative and a great start are tacos. You can fill it up with loads of vegetables ( pickled, steamed, raw, roasted, pan-fried etc.), flavorful protein and any type of base (tortillas, pita, cauliflower wraps, etc.).
Grab your pitas and start making tacos.
Start to finish: 20 minutes
4 Whole wheat pita
one 1-pound lean ground turkey
2-4 tablespoons Trader Joe's taco mix seasoning
1 avocado, mashed
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 white or red onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon greek yogurt (garnish)
First, defrost the turkey, if the turkey is not frozen skip this step.
On a cutting board dice the onion and mince the garlic, set aside.
Then heat the oiled pan over medium heat and add the diced onion and minced garlic. Cook until the onion becomes translucent. Add the turkey to the pan and break it apart with a wooden spoon or spatula and season with 2 tablespoons of taco mix seasoning. Cook for about 10 minutes until thoroughly cooked.
Once the turkey is cooked, set aside.
Heat the pitas over the open flame over the stove for about 30 seconds per side.
Assemble the taco and top with mashed avocado, greek yogurt, cilantro, sprinkle of cheese and hot sauce.
I hope you enjoy these tacos as much as I did.
** All the portion sizes are based on a general serving size, but you may change all serving sizes to your specific portion size.