The easy Tostadas with seasoned ground turkey topped with cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta cheese in Greek dressing is the perfect easy meal. Jump to Recipe keyboard_arrow_down
These Greek Tostadas with Turkey may just be my new favorite summer supper. Toasted pita, Greek spiced ground turkey, bright tomatoes, crispy cucumbers, red onion, and feta — there is nothing better. You'll also want to try these traditional Chicken Tostadas and Salmon Tostadas.
The sun is out, the temperature has broken the 70s, and flip flops are everywhere. You know what that means, right? Warm weather is here to stay! I tend to change my meals to suit the weather. I think a lot of us do that though, right? You're more likely to choose soup in the winter and salad in the summer because you need something to warm you up or cool you down, depending on the outside temperature.
For me, tostadas have always been one of my go-to warm weather meals. They are easy, require little to no cooking, and can be made with almost any combination of veggies and protein you have around. I normally always for traditional Mexican flavors but lately have been craving all things Greek. So why not make a Greek tostada? Just swap in toasted pita bread for the tortillas and pile them high with Mediterranean-spiced ground turkey, lots of crispy veggies, and a lot of feta, dill, and lemon. You could even add some mashed chickpeas if you are missing the beans.
Ways to Serve Greek Tostadas with Turkey
I do like to serve these atop pita bread, but there's more than this one option for sure.
- You can serve them on a crispy, regular tostada shell (you can buy these already prepared at your grocery store).
- Make Greek quesadillas — pile on the ingredients between two whole wheat or low-carb tortillas.
- These ingredients would be terrific as a Greek pizza. Same basic ingredients, except don't cut the pita in half. Keep the pita whole, and brush with olive oil. Then, layer on the toppings — turkey, tomatoes, and red onion — and drizzle on the lemon juice and red wine vinegar over the top of them, followed by the feta. Place in the oven at 325 for 20 or 30 minutes, or until feta begins to melt and the pita begins to crisp. Remove from the oven and sprinkle dill and cucumbers over the top to finish it up.
- You can certainly take out the carbs all together by making lettuce as your base. Pile on as you see fit.
- Add all of these ingredients to some pasta for a delicious Greek pasta salad (or try this version made with grilled chicken). You'll need to double the wet ingredients and herbs to account for the addition of pasta.
- Make a healthy Greek bowl dish using rice, quinoa, or another grain as a base. Add chickpeas as well if you like.
- Give baked or sweet potatoes a yummy Greek twist with the turkey and toppings.
What Are Some Traditional Greek Foods?
Greeks include a lot of bread, rice, pasta, grains, and potatoes into their everyday meals. They also enjoy olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach, eggplant, lentils, nuts, honey, feta, eggs, fish, chicken, lamb, nuts, and other types of beans and legumes.
You'll also find an abundance of peaches, broccoli, beets, celery, avocado, apples, apricots, nectarines, figs, and grapes in Greece, depending on the season.
What Other Meats Can You Substitute for Turkey in This Dish?
I used ground turkey in this dish because it's easy to find and easy to use. It works great as a substitute for ground beef in tons of recipes too. You can also use ground chicken or turkey or chicken breasts as well (I would season the whole turkey or chicken breasts first though before cooking). You can also substitute ground pork. I wouldn't use beef though as I think that would be too heavy and greasy in this recipe.
How can I use leftover Greek Tostadas?
When you make these Greek tostadas, I would recommend you only assemble what you need for that meal. Otherwise, the meat and other ingredients will make your tostadas soggy if you try to put them in the fridge then go to reheat them. Leftovers of this type work so much better if you assemble as you go.
You can use these leftover ingredients for pizzas, wraps, grain bowls, or anything you can dream up. The turkey mixture is so good, you'll want to add it to anything and everything.
Another fun idea is to layer these ingredients over a large bowl of hummus for a Greek party dip. You want to use a wide, shallow bowl, and spread about one inch of hummus on the bottom. Then, layer the other ingredients on top, ending with a sprinkle of lemon juice, the feta, and dill. Serve with pita chips for dipping.
Greek Tostadas with Turkey
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- 4 U whole wheat pitas
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 lb 99% lean ground turkey
- 2 U garlic cloves, minced
- 1.5 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 2 cups cucumbers, chopped
- 1/2 cup red onion, diced
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp. fresh dill
- 1/2 cup reduced fat feta cheese
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Heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the turkey. Break up the turkey and cook for 6-8 minutes until browned and cooked through. Add the garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, and thyme. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
Toss together the cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, and dill. Season with salt and pepper. Be careful with the salt since you will be adding feta to the tostadas.
Cut the whole wheat pitas in half horizontally to create 2 round pitas. Toast the pitas in the oven or toaster oven.
Top toasted pita halves with turkey, cucumber and tomato salad, and feta cheese.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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