Asian-Style Turkey Pitas
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 TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts2 filled pita halves: 394 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 692mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 37g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
Originally published as Oriental Turkey Pitas in Light & Tasty October/November 2003