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Wild Turkey Souvlaki

Wild Turkey Souvlaki

Experience the rich blend of Mediterranean spices and herbs, perfectly grilled wild turkey for a succulent feast, complemented by a refreshing yogurt-mint sauce.

This is one of the best recipes I’ve done with wild turkey. These juicy turkey skewers are boldly spiced with punchy Mediterranean seasonings. You can’t beat them off a charcoal or wood grill; there’s a time and place for gas, but this isn’t one of them. 

Serve turkey souvlaki sandwiched in warm pita bread with generous amounts of yogurt-mint sauce, sliced onion and tomato. Other side suggestions include lemon-butter orzo, Greek salad and fried Greek potatoes.

Wild Turkey Souvlaki: A Mediterranean Delight

Wild Turkey Souvlaki: A Mediterranean Delight

Elevate your wild game cuisine with our Wild Turkey Souvlaki recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Servings 6
Calories 290 kcal



The Wild Turkey

  • 2 pounds wild turkey breast
  • 4-6 slices Greek pita bread (or naan)
  • Sliced onion
  • Sliced tomato
  • Lemon wedges


Yogurt-Mint Sauce

  • 1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp (heaping) of fresh mint finely chopped
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp (heaping) kosher salt plus extra to taste


  • In a medium bowl, combine all marinade ingredients. Cut turkey into 1½-inch cubes and thoroughly mix with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours. Meanwhile, combine yogurt-mint sauce ingredients and keep cold until ready to serve.
    Wild Turkey Souvlaki being marinated
  • If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 20 minutes before grilling. Preheat charcoal grill to medium-high, direct heat cooking. Meanwhile, thread marinated turkey onto skewers (presoaked if using wood) and lightly brush with oil. Grill for 3-4 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 160-165° Fahrenheit. Take skewers off heat and loosely tent with foil to rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, heat pita bread (or naan) in a 400° oven for about 3 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Serve souvlaki with pita bread, yogurt-mint sauce, tomato, onion and lemon wedges.
    Wild Turkey Souvlaki: A Mediterranean Delight


Calories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 38gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 1109mgPotassium: 567mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 393IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Wild Turkey
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