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Active time
25 minutes
Total time
35 minutes
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4 servings
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Ingredients

Tzatziki

½ cup yogurt, non-fat

½ cup finely grated cucumber, finely grated

1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste

Grilled Chicken Pita

1 pound ground chicken breast

½ cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese (optional)

¼ cup red onion, minced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

½ English cucumber sliced crosswise

1 avocado, ripe, seeded, peeled and sliced

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced

4 whole wheat pita bread

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. Prepare the tzatziki by combining all ingredients. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, crumbled feta (optional), minced red onion, minced garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined. Divide the mixture into equal portions, shaping each into ½-inch thick burgers. 
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Spray the grill pan with cooking spray. Add the burgers to the pan, cook 3-4 minutes, flip, and cook an additional 3-4 minutes until the burgers are cooked through completely.   
  4. Cut a strip off of each pita to create a pocket. Place one burger into each pita pocket. Top each with cucumber, red onion, avocado, grape tomatoes.
  5. Drizzle each with tzatziki. Serve.  

Serving Suggestion: Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and serve with Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Artichokes and Avocado.

Recipe and photo provided by the California Avocado Commission

 

 


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