I had a couple of leftover pita pockets from another recipe and didn't want them to go bad or put them in the freezer so I decided to make these Spicy Turkey Pitas.
What makes these pita pockets spicy is the combination of the curry simmer sauce, the chutney and the spicy peach salsa.
The beauty is you can adjust the amounts of each ingredient to dial in how spicy you want it. Which is also the reason the curry paste is totally optional.
What I really like about this recipe is not only how quick and easy it is to make, they are pretty healthy as well thanks to the main ingredient being lean ground turkey.
Someone once suggested that I could use turkey meatballs instead of ground turkey. I think that would be a good substitute but since I always have several pounds of ground turkey on-hand, I probably won't have a chance to try it.
If you are going to make this recipe, just make sure you get the right kind of pitas. Not all pitas have pockets in them! Ever wonder how the pocket is made? It's basically the steam during the baking process that creates the pocket in the pita.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Spicy Turkey Pita Pockets recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Water, Yellow Onion, Lean Ground Turkey, Curry Simmer Sauce, Pita Pockets, Spicy Peach Salsa, Curry Paste, Fresh Cilantro and Lettuce.
🥣 How to make Spicy Turkey Pita Pockets
In a large skillet, heat water and cook onion over medium-high heat until translucent, about 3 minutes.
Add the ground turkey and cook thoroughly, stirring constantly about 7-9 minutes.
Add the curry simmer sauce and optionally the curry paste and stir gently. Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes.
Fill the pita pockets with the turkey mixture. Top with peach salsa and shredded lettuce.
Spicy Turkey Pita Pockets
- 2 tablespoon Low Sodium Chicken Broth
- 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
- 16 oz Lean Ground Turkey
- ¼ Cup Curry Simmer Sauce
- ¼ Cup Mango Chutney
- ⅛ teaspoon Curry Paste, optional
- 2 Pita Pockets, cut in half
- ½ Cup Spicy Peach Salsa
- ¼ Cup Lettuce, shredded
- In a large skillet, heat water and cook onion over medium-high heat until translucent, about 3 minutes.
- Add the ground turkey and cook thoroughly, stirring constantly about 7-9 minutes.
- Add the curry simmer sauce, chutney and optionally the curry paste and stir gently. Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Fill pitas with turkey mixture. Top with peach salsa and shredded lettuce.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.