Perfectly paired with homemade cucumber-yogurt sauce, these Greek Meatball Kabobs with Grilled Pita are both delicious and nutritious.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 20 mins


Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce:
Greek Meatball Kabobs with Grilled Pita:


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce: In a small bowl, combine yogurt, cucumber, mint, lemon juice, and, if desired, crushed red pepper. Cover and chill 1 hour before serving.

  • Meanwhile, if using wooden skewers, soak four 8-inch skewers in water 30 minutes. In a medium bowl, combine the ground turkey, ground lamb, bread crumbs, and 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning. Shape mixture into 1 1/2-inch meatballs. Thread meatballs onto skewers, leaving 1/4 inch between meatballs.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of Greek seasoning. Brush on both sides of pita bread.

  • Grill meatballs, covered, over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until done (165 degrees F), turning occasionally. Add pita bread to grill the last 2 to 3 minutes or until light brown, turning once.

  • To serve, line plates with spinach and drizzle with sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and, if desired, mint. Cut pita bread into wedges. Arrange pita wedges and meatballs on plates.

Nutrition Facts

3 meatballs, 1/2 pita bread, 1/2 cup spinach, and 2 tablespoons sauce
299 calories; protein 26.7g; carbohydrates 28.3g; dietary fiber 4.1g; sugars 3.5g; fat 8.6g; saturated fat 3.3g; cholesterol 51.6mg; vitamin a iu 2008.2IU; vitamin c 11mg; folate 29.3mcg; calcium 139.4mg; iron 3.3mg; magnesium 57mg; potassium 240.8mg; sodium 445.5mg.

3 lean meat, 1 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat, 1/2 vegetable