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Mediterranean Meatball Sub Recipe

A fun and yummy lunch idea for your little one, or for the whole family. This Mediterranean Meatball Sub Recipe is quick, tasty, and looks really impressive too!

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

For the meatballs:

  • 450g beef mince
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 160g breadcrumbs
  • 4 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill

For the tomato cucumber salad:

  • 1 cucumber, deseeded and diced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • Juice from ½ a lemon

For the tahini dressing:

  • 80ml tahini
  • Juice from ½ a lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp water

To serve:

  • 4 hot dog buns, split horizontally

Instructions:

  1.  Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6
  2.  Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  3.  In a large bowl, place the beef, egg, salt, pepper, cumin, breadcrumbs, fresh mint and dill. Mix gently with your hands until just combined.
  4.  Roll into 2-3cm meatballs and place on the prepared baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping over halfway through.
  5.  Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the salad in a bowl.
  6.  Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing in a blender and whizz into a smooth sauce.
  7.  Lightly toast the hot dog buns until warm and golden brown.
  8.  To serve, fill the hot dogs buns with meatballs and the tomato and cucumber salad. Drizzle with the tahini dressing.

Per Serving 737kcals, 32.3g fat (6.8g saturated), 63.2g carbs, 8.6g sugars, 50.4g protein, 7g fibre, 0.663g sodium

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