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mediterranean ground turkey kebabs

GRILLED MIDDLE EASTERN TURKEY KEBABS WITH CUCUMBER YOGURT DIP

A fantastic Mediterranean flavor transforms lean ground turkey into these incredible, low calorie turkey kebabs. Completed with a fresh and tangy cucumber yogurt dipping sauce, this is one Weight Watchers Grilling Recipe that is a wonderful alternative to traditional grilling fare.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 245 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olive juice
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat feta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (minced)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Cucumber Sauce:

  • 1 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat feta cheese
  • 1 small cucumber (shredded)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Juice from ½ a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by making the yogurt dip. Combine all dip ingredients in a small bowl, and set aside.
  2. Now make the kebabs by combining all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Using your hands, mix well.
  3. Let the meat sit for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  4. Preheat grill to medium high heat. Form the meat onto 8 skewers.
  5. Place skewers onto grill. Don’t flip or move them until the bottom side is cooked; the meat will easily release from the grill when it’s ready. If you force it too soon, the kebab will break apart.
  6. When ready, gently flip over using a spatula. Cook until desired level of done-ness is reached. Remove from grill and let rest about 5 minutes before serving.
  7. Divide yogurt dipping sauce into 4 small bowls and serve with kebabs.

Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings

Serving size is 2 kebabs with about 1/3 cup yogurt dip

Each serving = 3 Points*

*based only on ingredients with an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
GRILLED MIDDLE EASTERN TURKEY KEBABS WITH CUCUMBER YOGURT DIP
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.3g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 441mg 18%
Potassium 352mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 12.9g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
Sugars 6.7g
Protein 38.2g 76%
Calcium 17%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.