Lamb Eyeballs With Cucumber Yogurt Dip

Lamb Eyeballs With Cucumber Yogurt Dip 150 Image by: Lamb Eyeballs With Cucumber Yogurt Dip 150 Author: Canadian Living

Scary meatballs with a cool yogurt dip are sure to be the hit of the party. You can also serve them with mini pita pockets and invite guests to make their own “eyeball” bites.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2012

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 carrots grated
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed or grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 18 pimiento-stuffed olives halved crosswise
Cucumber Yogurt Dip:
  • 3/4 cups 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup firmly squeezed grated English cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Method

Cucumber Yogurt Dip: In small bowl, combine yogurt, cucumber, mint, lemon juice, salt and pepper. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

In large bowl, stir together parsley, bread crumbs, eggs, carrot, garlic, cinnamon, coriander, salt and pepper; stir in lamb until combined. Shape by scant 1 tbsp into 36 balls. Press olive half, cut side up, into top of each ball. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Bake on parchment paper–lined baking sheet in 375?F (190?C) oven until instant-read thermometer inserted into centre of a few balls reads 160?F (71?C), about 15 minutes. Serve with dip.

Nutritional facts Per piece with dip: about

  • Fibre trace
  • Sodium 104 mg
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 40.0
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Potassium 51 mg
  • Cholesterol 18 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 2 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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