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Greek Lamb Meatballs With Lemon Cumin Yoghurt

These lamb meatballs are tasty, quick, and perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon or as a healthy alternative to a greasy kebab.

They’re ridiculously easy to make, as all the ingredients for the meatballs can be thrown in at once. Plus you can get all your stress out by hand-mixing the meatballs!

Serves 4

Ingredients

For the meatballs:
  • 450g lamb mince

  • 1⁄2 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 tsp dried coriander

  • Salt and black pepper

  • 1⁄2 tsp ground cumin

  • Pinch of cinnamon

  • Splash of hot sauce (optional)

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
For the lemon cumin yoghurt:
  • 200g Greek yoghurt

  • 2 tsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh mint, finely chopped

  • 1 tsp ground cumin
To serve:
  • Naan breads or tortilla wraps
  • Cucumber, sliced

  • Tomato, sliced

  • Baby gem lettuce, shredded

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 190 ̊C/170 ̊C fan/gas mark 5.

2. In a large bowl, combine all of the meatball ingredients except for the oil, and mix thoroughly with clean hands. Form into 25-30 small meatballs.

3. Heat the oil in a large pan and brown the meatballs on all sides.

4. Place the meatballs on a large baking tray and bake in the middle of the oven for 10-12 minutes until cooked throughout.

5. Meanwhile, combine all of the yoghurt ingredients in a small bowl and season with salt and black pepper. Mix to combine well.

6. Serve the meatballs with naan breads, sliced cucumber, tomato and shredded lettuce. Drizzle each with the lemon-cumin yoghurt before rolling up to eat.

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