Combine the pistachios, lamb, beef, cumin, thyme, and coriander in a large bowl. Use your hands to work the spices into the meat. Gently form the mixture into 6 equal rectangular patties.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add the meat patties and cook 2-3 minutes per side, about 8-12 minutes total, until medium-rare or cooked to your liking.
Meanwhile, whisk the remaining tablespoon of olive oil into half the lemon juice and add a dash of salt and pepper. Toss this dressing with the butter lettuce, red onion, parsley, and mint.
Whisk the remaining lemon juice together with the Greek yogurt.
Form the kofte pitas by topping each piece of pita bread with the dressed green salad and one piece of meat. Top with the Greek yogurt mixture and a sprinkle of lemon zest (if desired).
I like to warm my pita: Preheat an oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and wrap the pita bread pieces in foil. Place the foil package in the preheating oven while you prepare the rest of the meal.
Mini Turkish Kofte Pitas Recipe
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.