Ground Turkey Kebabs

We’ve spiced up the BBQ with a twist of Greek! The Mediterranean diet is a way of eating that focuses on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, olive oil, low-fat dairy and lean meat. It incorporates the basics of healthy eating with traditional cooking styles of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Kids will love this dish!

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
8 ounces mushrooms, rinsed, drained well and sliced
1 cup water
1/2 cup quinoa
1 pound ground turkey meat
1 tablespoon Simply Organic Enchilada Sauce Seasoning Mix
Soak kebab skewers for at least 30 minutes in cool water.

Heat olive oil in a medium-size pan and sauté mushrooms until tender. Drain mushrooms in colander over sink and allow to cool. Chop mushrooms or pulse in food processor and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add quinoa and return to a boil. Cover, and cook over medium heat for approximately 6 to 8 minutes, or until all water is absorbed. Remove from heat, fluff, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, place ground turkey, Enchilada Seasoning, mushrooms and quinoa, and mix until well combined. Roll meat into eight balls, and put one on each skewer. Place skewers on a cookie sheet. Flatten each ball into an oval-shaped, thick patty.

Place all kebabs in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

Preheat grill to medium heat and lightly oil grate. Grill Kebabs on each side, approximately 5 minutes or until cooked through.

Ease of Preparation: Moderate

Preparation Time: 20 min
plus time for soaking skewers, standing, and refrigeration

Cook Time: 25 min

Servings: 8

Recipe By: Kathy Siegel and Lauren Harris- Pincus

From:  Kid Kritics

Chef Suggestions
Place the Ground Turkey Kebabs on grilled pita with sliced tomato and a creamy vegetable dip, such as Simply Organic Creamy Dill Dip.

On the side, serve cut-up veggies with Simply Organic Spinach Dip.
Nutrition Facts
As prepared, each serving contains 145 calories, 5g total fat, mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, g total carbohydrate and 14g protein.