Greek Tacos

October 11, 2015

Greek chicken gyros are one of my favorite foods so I decided to create a simplified version of those that can be made into a easy weeknight dinner! These Greek ground turkey tacos taste just like a gyro but they can be ready in 30 minutes!

Greek Turkey Taco

Tacos Meets Greek Food!

My husband and I couldn’t get over how good they were! This will definitely be making it to our dinner rotation! Even my kids polished theirs off.

I love greek food not only for it’s amazing flavor but also because it’s usually packed with so many fresh, good for you ingredients and it’s not high in fat.

These make for a delicious healthy dinner, and if you wanted to make them that much healthier you could do lettuce wrap tacos.

Greek Turkey Taco | Cooking Classy

You don’t have to add everything I did for toppings, just like any taco add what you like – but I’d say the tzatziki sauce is a must!

I also love the crunch the cucumbers add and the tang from of the feta – plus what’s a taco without cheese and tomatoes?

I hope you love these as much as I do, they’re definitely being added to my list of favs! They reminded me a lot of my Chicken Gyros with Homemade Pita Bread but with far less work. Can’t beat that!

Greek Turkey Taco | Cooking Classy

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Greek Tacos

5 from 1 vote

Easy to make greek tacos! They have the flavors of a gyro without all the hassle! Just be sure to load them up with veggies and tzatziki sauce.

Servings: 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Taco filling

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 20 oz 93% lean ground turkey
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp each dried thyme and ground coriander
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

For serving

  • 8 Flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup tzatziki sauce
  • 1/2 English cucumber, diced
  • 2 chopped roma tomato
  • 2 cups shredded Romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. 
  2. Add in red onion and saute 2 minutes then add turkey, season with salt to taste and cook, breaking up and stirring occasionally, until nearly cooked through. 
  3. Then add garlic and continue to cook until turkey is cooked through. Stir in tomato sauce, chicken broth, oregano, thyme and coriander. Season with salt to taste.
  4. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally until sauce has reduced, about 6 - 8 minutes. 

  5. Stir in lemon juice. Serve warm over tortillas with toppings listed.

Recipe Notes

For the tzatziki:
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped into chunks
1 tsp salt, plus more to taste
1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I recommend Fage 2%, it's thick)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill

Directions:
Place diced cucumber in a mesh strainer or colander and sprinkle with salt, toss to evenly coat then allow to rest 20 minutes at room temperature.
Rinse cucumbers and place over several layers of paper towels. Squeeze some of the liquid from cucumbers (almost as if wringing moisture from a cloth). Place cucumbers in food processor and pulse to chop fine. Dab cucumbers with a paper towel to soak up more moisture, then add in Greek yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, and dill and season with salt to taste. Plus to blend. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts
Greek Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 556 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 126mg42%
Sodium 1037mg45%
Potassium 737mg21%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 2760IU55%
Vitamin C 13.4mg16%
Calcium 260mg26%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Greek Recipe, Tacos
Author: Jaclyn