Lamb Meatballs With Minted Cucumber and Zucchini Salad

Lamb Meatballs With Minted Cucumber and Zucchini Salad image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Lamb Meatballs With Minted Cucumber and Zucchini Salad image

If your family loves meatballs, this lamb version is sure to please. To warm the pitas, wrap them in foil and heat in the oven for about three minutes.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2013

Ingredients

  • half cucumber
  • 1 zucchini julienned
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • pinch hot pepper flakes
  • 450 g ground lamb
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 whole wheat pitas warmed

Method

Cut cucumber in half lengthwise. Thinly slice 1 of the halves crosswise; set remaining half aside.

In bowl, combine sliced cucumber, zucchini, mint, lemon juice, oil, pinch each of the salt and pepper, and hot pepper flakes; set aside.

In large bowl, mix together lamb, onion, garlic, bread crumbs, parsley, cumin and remainingsalt and pepper. Using tablespoon, form into 30 meatballs.

Bake on foil-lined baking sheet in 400 F (200 C) oven, turning once, until instantread thermometer inserted into several reads 160 F (71 C),  about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, grate remaining cucumber; stir into yogurt. Serve meatballs in pitas topped with yogurt mixture and zucchini salad.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 7 g
  • Sodium 833 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 32 g
  • Calories 450.0
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Cholesterol 62 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 47 g

%RDI

  • Iron 41.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 40.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 11.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 28.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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