Lamb Meatballs with Mint Yogurt Sauce

These easy-to-prepare lamb meatballs are paired with a creamy, mint dipping sauce. Chopped almonds give them crunch, or substitute with pistachios.

 

Lamb Meatballs with Mint Yogurt Sauce
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Lamb Meatballs with Mint Yogurt Sauce

The lamb meatballs are succulent and delicious, especially when served with the mint yogurt sauce.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword lamb meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 5 servings, 4 to 5 meatballs each
Calories 269 kcal
Author Openfit

Ingredients

Lamb Meatballs

  • ½ cup whole-grain Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 lb. raw 90% lean ground lamb
  • 1 large egg white (2 Tbsp.)
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped raw almonds
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper to taste; optional
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Mint Yogurt Sauce

  • ½ cup reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 6 leaves fresh mint finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

  2. Combine breadcrumbs and almond milk in a large bowl; mix until moistened.

  3. Add lamb, egg white, garlic, almonds, mint, parsley, salt (if desired), and pepper (if desired). Use clean hands to mix thoroughly.

  4. Shape lamb mixture into balls, about 2 Tbsp. each.

  5. Heat a large ovenproof skillet, lightly coated with spray, over medium heat.

  6. Add half of meatballs; cook for about 2 minutes on each side, or until browned. Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining meatballs.

  7. Return all meatballs to skillet; place in oven. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.

  8. While meatballs are baking, make yogurt sauce. Serve meatballs with yogurt sauce.

Mint Yogurt Sauce

  1. Combine yogurt, lemon juice, mint, and cumin in a small bowl. Miix well.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Lamb Meatballs with Mint Yogurt Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 20g 40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.