Greek Meatball Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce

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Switch dinner up with this fantastic greek meatball pitas with a tzatziki sauce recipe. You can make it when you want it or even prep some in advance for an even quicker dinner.

This recipe is such a fun spin on meatballs with a Greek flare! Instead of using a sub or marinara sauce, swap them out for pita bread and yummy homemade tzatziki sauce. 

For another way to make meatballs, check out my video on how to made the best air fryer meatballs on my YouTube channel!

 

Ingredients and Supplies You’ll Need to Make Greek Meatball Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce:

Ingredients:

  • Grated seedless, English cucumber
  • Greek yogurt
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Bread crumbs
  • Milk
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • Egg, lightly beaten
  • Dried oregano
  • Cloves garlic, finely minced
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Ground turkey
  • Whole wheat pita bread
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Fresh spinach, arugula, or a combination

Supplies:

Make your own pita bread

If you have everything you need to make this recipe minus the pita bread, you can make your own! 

It actually isn’t horribly complicated and you will probably have all the ingredients you need. Check out the NYTimes cooking recipe for a great homemade pita bread recipe.

 

What else can I add to my pita? 

We kept this recipe pretty simple to start with. However, that doesn’t mean you can add more delicious add-ins to your pita. 

Here are a few suggestions to try:

  • Feta cheese
  • More English cucumbers (chopped)
  • Kalamata olives
  • Hummus 
  • Peppers
  • Black olives

 

How to Make Greek Meatball Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce:

Step 1: Make Tzatziki Sauce

For the tzatziki, place the grated cucumber in the center of a clean kitchen towel. Roll up the towel and squeeze out the excess water from the cucumber. 

Place the cucumber in a medium bowl. Then, add the yogurt, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon juice and stir it all together to combine. 

Cover and refrigerate the sauce until you are ready to serve. This can be made several days in advance.

 

Step 2: Mix Up the Meatballs 

In a medium bowl, stir together the bread and milk and let the mixture sit for a few minutes to soften the crumbs. Add the parsley, egg, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Then stir everything to combine.

Add the turkey and mix until well combined.

 

Step 3: Form the Meatballs 

Using a cookie scoop or spoon, form the mixture into meatballs and place them into a sprayed air fryer basket. You can make the meatballs whatever size you want, however, I recommend about 1-2 tablespoons of mixture for each meatball.

 

Step 4: Cook the Meatballs and Build the Pita

Cook for 10-15 minutes at 350°F or 177°C.

To serve, slice the pita bread pieces in half. Dollop a spoonful of tzatziki sauce on the bottom of each pita. Add a layer of tomatoes and greens. Stuff meatballs inside, serve and enjoy.

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Final Thoughts

This is a fun fresh take on how to make a recipe with Greek flavors in a way that you might not have thought to before! I love how simple it really is, but the flavor comes out wonderfully. Plus, who doesn’t love Tzatziki sauce?!

What would you choose for your toppings?

 

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Greek Meatball Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Meatball Pitas with Tzatiziki Sauce is such a delicious and easy dinner to make in the air fryer! Not to mention with tons of flavor.
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Print Rate
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4 people
Adjust Servings: 4 people

Equipment

  • Grater
  • Clean kitchen towel
  • 2 Medium bowls
  • Spatula
  • Cookie scoop (or spoon)
  • Oil sprayer

Ingredients

Tzatziki sauce

Meatballs

Pitas + Toppings

  • 4 Whole wheat pita bread pouches
  • 2 Large tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 cups Fresh spinach, arugula, or a combination

Instructions

TZATZIKI SAUCE:

  • For the tzatziki, place the grated cucumber in the center of a clean kitchen towel. Roll up the towel and squeeze out the excess water from the cucumber. Place the cucumber in a medium bowl. Add the yogurt, garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. This can be made several days in advance.

MEATBALLS:

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the bread crumbs and milk and let the mixture sit for a few minutes to let the crumbs soften. Add the parsley, egg, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Add the turkey and mix until well combined.
  • Using a cookie scoop or spoon, form the mixture into meatballs and place them into a sprayed air fryer basket. You can make the meatballs whatever size you want, however I recommend about 1-2 tablespoons of mixture for each meatball.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes at 350 °F.

TO SERVE

  • To serve, slice the pita breads in half. Dollop a spoonful of tzatziki sauce on the bottom of each pita. Add a layer of tomatoes and greens. Stuff meatballs inside and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 1193mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g

 

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Ingredients: Black pepper, Bread Crumbs, Cucumber, Egg, Garlic, Greek yogurt, Ground turkey, Lemon Juice, Milk, Oregano, Parsley, Pita bread, Salt, Tomato
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Sandwiches and Burgers, Air Fryer

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