Asian-Style Turkey Pitas Recipe
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Asian-Style Turkey Pitas Recipe

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Tired of turkey sandwiches? Try Beverly Graml's fresh-tasting adaptation—a warm spicy stir-fry tucked into pita bread. "A neighbor game me this quick-and-easy recipe years ago," she pens from Yorktown, Virginia. "It's been my most popular day-after-turkey dish ever since."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups coarsely shredded cooked turkey
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 8 whole wheat pita pocket halves, warmed

Nutritional Facts

2 filled pita halves: 394 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 692mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 37g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Mix first five ingredients until smooth. In a large nonstick skillet, heat canola oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry red pepper until crisp-tender. Add garlic and spices; cook and stir 1 minute.
  2. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes. Stir in turkey and green onions; heat through. Serve in pitas. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Asian Turkey Pitas in Light & Tasty October/November 2003, p22

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