For a twist to your barbeque, try using something besides ground beef and hamburger buns. Turkey has become a popular choice in health food circles and it can be grilled and served on Pita bread for a non-traditional burger. The ingredients in this recipe are mixed in with the turkey as well as served over them as a sauce.


1 pound of ground turkey
½ of an onion, diced
¾ teaspoon of oregano
2 cups of plain yogurt (or mix some with sour cream)
2 teaspoons of garlic powder
2 teaspoons of onion powder
2 teaspoons of dried chives
2 teaspoon of dried parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
Pita Pockets


Mix one cup of the yogurt with the garlic powder, onion powder, chives, parsley, salt and pepper. In another bowl, mix half of this yogurt mixture with the turkey, oregano and chopped onion. Form the patties and cook over high heat until done. Meanwhile, blend the other cup of the yogurt with the cucumber and mash. When the burgers are done, place them in pita pockets and top with the cucumber sauce. Mozzarella cheese can be melted over the turkey burgers just before removing from the grill if wanted.