Succulent ground turkey, a zesty Greek tomato and cucumber salsa, creamy tzatziki sauce spiked with feta cheese, and crisp romaine lettuce all wrapped in a grilled flour tortilla. Yep, these are the bomb dot com.

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Last week was craze balls in the Epstein house. If it wasn’t karate and soccer, it was tennis and swimming. I swear we had something every night. I had an especially busy week on the blog and the Mr. was busy crashing cars. It rained every single day and to top things off, my allergies were so bad that I ended up with a sinus infection. So yeah, like I said, last week was craze balls. Never have I been so happy to see a week over.

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And in the midst of all the craziness, I kind of forgot about taco tuesday. Oh, ok, I totally forgot about taco tuesday. I’m not exactly sure how I spaced the fact that I’ve been posting taco recipes every tuesday for the last two months but I did. It wasn’t until Saturday, in the middle of the night, that I remembered this thing called taco tuesday. I’m not sure what woke me up or why I was thinking about tacos at three in the morning but there I was wide awake fretting over the fact that I was a total space cadet.

Ground Turkey Greek Taco Recipe, www.mountainmamacooks.com

Not one to really fret, I could only laugh and chalk it up to a crazy week. More than happy to move on, I’m happy to report that it’s not raining anymore and after three days on antibiotics I can breathe again. I’m also psyched to share these greek tacos with you. Dare I say they’re my favorite tacos I’ve made thus far? I know they don’t look like much, but the combination and layers of flavors are everything. The ground turkey is cooked in tomato paste, white wine, garlic and oregano. The tomato and cucumber salad is crunchy and has a nice tang from the lemon juice and the creamy tzatziki is studded with feta cheese and dill. Tons of flavor, easy to make and overall pretty darn healthy. A win-win if you ask me.

Turkey Tacos Greek Style, www.mountainmamacooks.com

For what it’s worth, my dog seems to like the tacos too.

Taco Tuesday: Greek Tacos

Warm tortillas filled with savory ground turkey, cucumber-tomato salsa and a creamy tzatziki sauce.

Ingredients

    For the cucumber-tomato salsa:
  • 3 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • salt
  • For the tzatziki sauce:
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup finely diced cucumber
  • salt
  • For the turkey:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/8 cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • salt
  • To assemble tacos:
  • flour tortillas
  • romaine lettuce
  • lemon wedges (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the cucumber-tomato salsa by combining tomatoes, cucumbers and onions in a bowl with olive oil, lemon juice and vinegar. Season with salt to taste; set aside while you prepare the tzatziki and turkey.
  2. To make the tzatziki, dice the cucumber fairly small. In a medium bowl, stir together the cucumber, into the yogurt and add feta cheese, garlic powder and dried dill. Season with salt; set aside while you prepare the turkey.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and onion and cook just until soft about 5 minutes. Add turkey and cook 5 minutes, breaking any big pieces up. Add garlic and oregano and cook 1 minute more. Turn the heat up to medium-high and add white wine. Cook, stirring, until most of the wine evaporates. Stir in the tomato pasta and chicken broth. Turn heat back down to medium and let cook another 3-4 minutes. Season with the salt.
  4. When ready to assemble the tacos, either grill or toast the tortillas in a dry skillet until warmed and slightly crispy.
  5. In each tortilla add a leaf or two of romaine and then add a scoop of turkey. Top with tomato-cucumber salsa and tzatziki. Serve with lemon wedges if desired.

Notes

Cucumber-tomato salad and tzatziki sauce can be made up to a day ahead.

*Recipe adapted from Food Network

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23 Responses to Taco Tuesday: Greek Tacos

  1. Tieghan says:

    Yes! I love greek food, but in the form of a taco? I can even handle that. Love these!

  2. Love this fun take on tacos!! Taco Tuesday are the best!!

  3. Glad to hear this week is mellowing out, but what do you expect with a houseful of crazy boys and a soccer playing mama? Anything with Tzatziki has my fingerprints all over it. Love the pooch is down too. Get rid of that cold!

  4. Be still my Greek-loving heart! I could eat tzatziki every day of my life! So could my son. Love these!

  5. My dog is a food blog photo bomber too!

  6. Deborah says:

    I think I might say that these are my favorite, too – totally loving the flavors! I’m glad that things are settling down and bit and that you are feeling better!

  7. I love Greek food and I love tacos. I’m sure I’d love your Greek tacos too. Great idea.

  8. OMG I miss Taco Tuesdays. This made is miss it more. I love the recipe and I’m SO making it next Tuesday 🙂

  9. These GREEK tacos are calling my name! And I am glad things are settling down a bit. Life can be crazy!

  10. Ugh, it sounds as though you had one nutty week. Let’s hope this one is a little calmer for you!

    You know how much I love your Taco Tuesdays, and this Greek version is calling to me.

  11. I love the shot with your dog’s puppy eyes!

  12. Becky says:

    I have a special place in my heart for tzatziki!! and feta! and anything Greek. I will definitely love this recipe.

  13. YUM! Love anything Greek!

  14. Beerhat says:

    WOW! This is really an amazing and attractive post about Greek recipe Taco and direct well to its procedure. I appreciate your posted wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing such an interesting post.

  15. Bob says:

    Greek tacos!! Great idea and great flavor!
    I’m filled with tzatziki love! Thanks for sharing!!

  16. Beth says:

    Great flavor, whole family loved them!

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