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Lamb Meatballs With Fava & Tzatziki

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Serves 8 | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time 40

Why I Love This Recipe

Lamb Meatballs With Fava & Tzatziki. Lamb with feta, garlic, cilantro, mint & cumin, balanced by a warm smooth fava (bean puree), finished with classic Tzatziki yogurt cucumber sauce.

Ingredients You'll Need

For The Tzatziki:
2 cups Greek yogurt
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ peeled and finely chopped English cucumber (If seeds are large remove them.)
1 teaspoon mint, finely chopped
¼ cup finely chopped dill
1 lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper

For The Fava:
One 16 ounce bag yellow split peas
3 shallots, peeled and quartered
5 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
1 bay leaf
¼ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ cup olive oil plus more to drizzle when serving
2½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon pepper

For The Meatballs:
16 ounces ground lamb
1 egg
1 small onion, grated
4 garlic cloves, minced
Zest from half a lemon
3½ ounces feta cheese, crumbled (reserve another 5-6 ounces of fresh feta to serve with the finished product)
1 tablespoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon allspice
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
Cucumber, sliced
Tomatoes, sliced


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