Christmas Doner Kebab

Christmas Doner Kebab

Change it up this Christmas with a festive doner kebab.


Any leftover brussels or cranberry sauce would also be welcome in the pitta!

Cooking Time (includes preparation time): 45 Minutes

Feeds: 4 People


  • Garlic - £0.30

  • Cucumber - £0.30

  • Pitta Bread - £0.50

  • 1 Lemon - £0.35

  • Pomegranate Seeds - £1.00

  • Mint - £0.70

  • Yogurt - £0.85

  • Cumin - £0.85

  • All Spice - £0.85

  • Watercress - £1.05

  • 1 Orange - £0.30

  • 500g of Turkey Mince - £2.80

  • Total Cost - £9.85 - This covers absolutely everything. All we assume you have in your kitchen beforehand is SALT, PEPPER AND OLIVE OIL.


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/356°F.

  2. Add the turkey mince to a bowl. Add a teaspoon of cumin, a teaspoon of all spice, a grated garlic clove, the zest of half an orange, the zest of a lemon, salt, pepper and a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix everything together with your hands, making sure the spices are evenly spread out.

  3. Form the mince into a ball and wrap in tin foil. Place the doner in the oven for 30 minutes.

  4. Get on with your Christmas tzatziki. Into a bowl add a pot of yogurt, a grated cucumber (squeeze the gratings to remove excess water), the juice of a lemon and a large handful of chopped mint. Add your pomegranate seeds, season with salt and pepper, and mix everything together.

  5. Get on with your Christmas salad. Peel your orange and cut into thick slices. Add to a bowl with your watercress. Dress with salt, pepper and olive oil.

  6. Remove the doner from the oven and take it out of the foil. Drizzle with more olive oil. Place under the grill for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned.

  7. Remove the doner from the oven and carve it up into slices.

  8. Warm up from pittas.

  9. Serving time. Cut a pitta open, dollop in some Christmas tzatziki, some turkey doner, a big handful of the salad followed by some more tzatziki. Tuck in!