GREEK TURKEY MEATBALLS

 

  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 16
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.25 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 cup zucchini, grated and squeezed
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1/4 red onion, grated
  • 2 T. fresh oregano
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 T. chopped fresh mint
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 T. olive oil, or more if needed
  • Tzatziki Sauce:
  • 8 oz. fat free Greek Yogurt
  • 1 small cucumber,peeled and seeded (1 cup grated and drained)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 T. fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 T. fresh chives, chopped
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper

Directions

  • Wet bread with water, squeeze out water and tear into small pieces.
  • Combine with turkey, egg, zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, mint, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Roll into 1/4 cup size meatballs.
  • For best results, refrigerate before cooking to help hold their shape.
  • Heat olive oil in non stick frying pan and cook over low heat.
  • Serve with Tzatki sauce:
  • Strain the yogurt using a metal strainer or coffee filter for a few hours to remove as much liquid as possible. Set aside
  • Scoop seeds out of the cucumber with a small spoon. Place cucumber in a mini food processor or grate with a box cheese grater. Drain the liquid, add a little salt, this helps release the liquid.
  • Combine strained cucumber, garlic, yogurt, salt, pepper, lemon juice, dill, chives and refrigerate for a few hours before serving
  • Can be stored for about a week
  • Makes 2 cups

Notes

This is a more healthy version, but you could use ground chuck and regular bread and breadcrumbs if you like.

Categories: Low Cholesterol  Low Fat  Sabra 

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