Healthy Recipes

Turkey Kiwi Salsa Pitas

This unconventional pita is full of bright flavor.

by MS, RD
Recipe: How To Make Turkey Kiwi Salsa Pitas
Brian Klutch
Calories 447
Protein 52g
Fat 6g
Carbs 47g
Brian Klutch

New Zealand is populated by large swaths of kiwi trees. Whip up a chunky salsa using the fuzzy fruit to make your lunch pita sandwich pop with flavor.

Turkey Kiwi Salsa Pitas Servings: 4
You'll need
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless turkey breast
  • Salt
  • 2 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup chopped mint
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 serrano or jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped Juice of 1⁄2 lime
  • 4 whole-grain pitas, sliced in half
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 oz crumbled soft goat cheese
1. Place turkey and a couple of pinches of salt in a large pot. Cover meat by at least 1 inch with water. Bring water to a temperature at which it is steaming; do not boil the meat. Reduce heat, partially cover pot, and poach for 20 minutes, skimming off any foam. Remove turkey and let cool before thinly slicing.
2. In a large bowl, gently toss together kiwi, bell pepper, tomatoes, mint, scallions, serrano pepper, garlic, lime juice, and 1⁄4 tsp salt.
3. To assemble pitas, stuff pita halves with turkey, spinach, goat cheese, and kiwi salsa.