Fruited Turkey Salad Pitas Recipe
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Fruited Turkey Salad Pitas Recipe

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Leftover turkey gets a great makeover with this tasty spread that feeds a crowd. Apples, pecans and celery give Donna's delightful turkey salad a nice crunch. Donna Noel - Gray, ME
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 8 pita breads (6 inches), halved
  • 16 romaine leaves
  • 8 slices red onion, separated into rings

Nutritional Facts

2 filled pita halves equals 393 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 501 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat 1 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice and pepper. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, celery, apple, spinach, cranberries and pecans. Add yogurt mixture and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Line pita halves with lettuce and onion; fill each with 1/2 cup turkey mixture. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Fruited Turkey Salad Pitas in Healthy Cooking June/July 2009, p43

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Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

"We have made this with chicken and everyone loves it! It's especially great in croissants."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2010

"I made this to take to a church homegroup meeting and it got wonderful reviews.!"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2009

"I made this with chicken breast and it was delicious! Full of good things, too! I buy pita pockets that come cut in halves and formed open for ease of filling. Wonderful for this recipe. Five stars!"

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