Spicy Lime and Cilantro Turkey Fajitas

  • Yield 4 servings

Grilled turkey with a splash of lime juice and spicy cilantro sauce wrapped in warm pita rounds.

turkey fajitas
The National Turkey Federation


Turkey Tenderloins:
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 pound turkey tenderloins, butterflied
1 -- Lime
Cilantro Sauce:
1 cup non-fat sour cream
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 -- (4 ounce) can green chilies, drained
1 -- plum tomato, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 -- large pita rounds
1/2 cup shredded lettuce


  1. To prepare the turkey, in a shallow flat dish, combine paprika, onion salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, fennel, thyme and white pepper. Rub mixture over turkey; cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Prepare grill for direct-heat cooking. Grill turkey, 4 inches from the heat, 5 to 6 minutes per side, turning halfway through grilling time. Cook until food thermometer registers 165F in thickest part of tenderloin.
  3. Place on clean serving plate and squeeze lime juice over tenderloins. Slice turkey, crosswise, on the diagonal into 1/4-inch slices.
  4. To prepare the sauce,  in a small bowl, combine sour cream, onions, cilantro, chilies, tomato, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
  5. Fill each pita half with turkey and top with cilantro sauce. Add shredded lettuce.



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