To spice up the beef, add about 1/4-1/2 tsp of cayenne for some heat. If you're not a fan of beef, ground lamb will taste just as delicious. Be sure to add sliced green chilies for an extra boost of flavour.
- Total time 20 minutes
- Portion size 4 servings
- Quarter English cucumber , seeded
- 1 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
- 2 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 454 g lean ground beef
- Half red onion , chopped
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley or fresh mint
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 4 Greek-style pitas , lightly toasted
- 16 cherry tomatoes , halved
- 2 cups packed baby spinach or baby kale
Easy Tzatziki: Grate cucumber; wrap in clean tea towel, then squeeze to remove excess liquid. In small bowl, stir together cucumber, yogurt, garlic powder and lemon juice. Set aside.
Pitas: In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté beef, red onion, garlic powder, oregano, lemon zest, salt and pepper, breaking up with spoon, until beef is no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in parsley and lemon juice.
Spread each pita with Easy Tzatziki; top each with beef mixture, tomatoes and spinach. Season with salt to taste. Serve warm.
Test Kitchen Tip: For a flavour boost, add chopped olives.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Fibre 5 g
- Sodium 999 mg
- Sugars 7 g
- Protein 40 g
- Calories 626
- Total fat 20 g
- Potassium 844 mg
- Cholesterol 71 mg
- Saturated fat 7 g
- Total carbohydrate 72 g
- Iron 46
- Folate 54
- Calcium 30
- Vitamin A 22
- Vitamin C 27