Turkey and Quinoa Pitas

You’ve probably had quinoa (pronounced KEEN-WAH) because over the last few years this superfood has skyrocketed in popularity. Quinoa is a complete protein, which makes this the perfect ingredient for meatless meals while still getting in your necessary protein for the day.

 I’ve started a healthy eating program that requires me to eat four servings of protein per day. Eating beef and chicken every day can get old, so sometimes I mix it up and put a sunny side up egg over quinoa for breakfast and it is delicious. I love trying new ingredients, like quinoa, different ways. You can add quinoa to just about anything: salads, eggs, burgers and casseroles. Here are a few recipes from the Litehouse blog that feature quinoa. It is such a versatile ingredient! Triple Berry Quinoa Salad Italian Style Quinoa Loaf Lemon Dill Grilled Pork with Red Quinoa Tabbouleh Ranch Kale and Quinoa Casserole Sweet Potato and Quinoa Patties

 These turkey and quinoa pitas are fresh and flavorful. The ground turkey is browned in a pan with the quinoa, feta cheese, roasted red pepper and the Opa by Litehouse Feta Dill dressing. This dressing pays homage to traditional Greek tzatzikis and has only 50 calories per serving because it’s made with Greek yogurt. I like to top the pitas with a drizzle of the feta dill dressing and a sprinkle of Litehouse’s Instantly Fresh dill.

 You can cook up a batch of the turkey and quinoa mixture and eat it various ways throughout the week. For breakfast, you could top it with an egg or put it in a quiche. Of course you should make these turkey and quinoa pitas, but you could also use the filling for regular tacos or a taco salad. Try these kid-friendly meal ideas with the turkey and quinoa mixture for those picky eaters who are a bit hesitant about quinoa (like my kids)! How do you use Quinoa?

Turkey and Quinoa Pitas

Serves 4-6 | Finish in 25 minutes

These whole wheat pitas are filled with hummus, ground turkey, quinoa and fresh vegetables and topped with Opa by Litehouse Greek Yogurt Feta Dill dressing.


1 lb. ground turkey
1 cup cooked quinoa
½ cup diced roasted red pepper
½ cup Litehouse feta
¼ cup plus 2 Tbls. Opa by Litehouse Feta Dill dressing
4-6 whole-wheat pitas
1 small cucumber
½ cup diced kalamata olives
1 cup diced red pepper
5 Tbls. hummus
1 tsp. Litehouse Instantly Fresh dill
Salt and pepper


In a bowl, combine the ground turkey, feta, roasted red pepper, 2 Tbls. feta dill dressing and salt and pepper to taste. Over medium-high heat, cook the turkey mixture until the turkey is browned, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, dice the cucumber, kalamata olives and red pepper. Spread 1 Tbls hummus on each Pita. Top with about a ½ cup turkey and quinoa mixture. Divide the cucumber, kalamata olives, red pepper and feta dill dressing evenly between the pitas. Top with Litehouse Instantly Fresh dill.

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