Healthy Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce
This healthy Greek meatball recipe is flavorful and simple to make. It is delicious served as an hors d’oeuvres for your next party or dinner for the family!
We like eating ours on whole wheat pita bread served with lettuce and tomato. The meatballs and Tzatziki sauce combined are only 10 ingredients! Making it a manageable grocery list…
You will need:
2 lbs ground Organic Turkey
2 cloves of Garlic
1 large lemon
1 cup crumbled feta
1 bunch each mint/parsley
1/2 cup bread crumbs
Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil for sautéing
1 cup organic Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup peeled chopped cucumber
1 clove garlic
Salt and pepper
Ingredient side note – you will only need 1 bunch of mint and parsley for both the sauce and the meatballs.
Finely chop 2/3 of a cup of both the mint and parsley and set aside.
In a small bowl beat 1 egg until mixed and set aside
Finely chop 3 cloves of garlic and set aside
In a large bowl combine Turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, 2 of your cloves of finely chopped garlic, half of your chopped parsley and mint (reserve the rest for your sauce). Add in juice of half a large lemon, crumbled feta, 1 and a half teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Use your hands and mix well !
Form mixture into 1 and a half inch meatballs.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Add olive oil to a large sauté pan and heat over medium heat. Add meatballs to the pan in two separate batches and brown on all sides.
Once all meatballs have been browned, transfer them to a non stick roasting pan and bake for 8 minutes.
In a medium sized bowl add organic Greek yogurt, juice from other half of your large lemon, all of the finely chopped and peeled cucumber, and the last clove of finely chopped garlic and mix well. Add in remaining half of mint and parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Sauce can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. The longer the sauce sits, the more the flavors marry and come together.
** Left over meatballs?? Try them for breakfast!! Chopped and scrambled into some eggs with some cherry tomatoes added for a protein packed start to your day!