Quick and Easy Shawarma-Style Turkey

Quick and Easy Shawarma-Style Turkey

  • Preparation 30 min
  • Cooking 15 min
  • Marinating 30 min
  • Servings 4

"This weeknight dinner save turns traditional turkey into something completely different–and delicious. Serve it with rice (or even pita) doused in my yogurt sauce. Double this recipe so you’ll have enough for lunch the next day—it’s that good, I promise!" - Michelle

Featured in RICARDO Magazine FALL 2018 (p. 77)
  • Nut-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Egg-free



  • Turkey

    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) plain yogurt
    • 2 tsp (10 ml) lemon juice
    • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
    • 1 small garlic clove, grated
    • 1 lb (450 g) turkey tenderloin, cut into cubes (see note)
    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
  • Salad

    • 2 cups (280 g) cherry tomatoes, quartered
    • 1/4 cup (40 g) store-bought pickled turnips, cubed
    • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, thinly sliced
    • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
    • 2 tbsp chopped mint
    • 2 tsp (10 ml) olive oil
    • 1 tsp (5 ml) lemon juice
  • Sauce

    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) plain yogurt
    • 1/2 small garlic clove, grated
    • 1/4 tsp sugar


  • Turkey

  • Salad

  • Sauce

Note from Ricardo

If you are unable to find turkey tenderloin, substitute boneless, skinless turkey breast.

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Personal Note

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