Greek Turkey Meatballs slathered with Tzatziki sauce, great over rice, with chickpea salad or served as an appetizers. Also great for make-ahead meal prep lunch.
Yield: 4 servings
4.36 from 14 votes

Greek Turkey Meatballs

Total Time: 45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Greek Turkey Meatballs slathered with Tzatziki sauce, great over rice, with chickpea salad or served as an appetizers. Also great for make-ahead meal prep lunch.

Ingredients

  • 1.25 lbs 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup grated zucchini (liquid squeezed out well)
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (┬áminced)
  • 1/4 red onion (grated (I used my mini food processor))
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano (chopped (less if using dry))
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh spearmint (chopped)
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper
  • about 1 tsp worth of olive oil cooking spray (I use my Misto)

Instructions

  • Wet bread with water, squeezing excess out. Tear into small pieces and place in a large bowl.
  • Combine with turkey, egg, zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, mint, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Using a 1/4 cup measure, form each meatball 1/4 cup in size, slightly flattened into patties. For best results, refrigerate before cooking to help hold their shape.
  • In a pan: spray olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan and cook over very low heat, until cooked through, turning halfway, about 5 minutes on each side. (or you can bake 350F 20-25 minutes).
  • On the grill: clean grill well before cooking and spray grate with oil. Cook on low until cooked through, about 5 minutes on each side.

Nutrition

Serving: 4meatballs, Calories: 254.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 13.5g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 11g, Fiber: 3.5g
Freestyle Points: 5
Points +: 6