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Greek Lamb Meatballs with Avocado Goddess Sauce.

Greek Lamb Meatballs with Avocado Goddess Sauce | #lamb #easy #meatballs

I’m just going to go out and say it, you guys, I hate the word meatball. It’s just not very cute, you know? Like MEATBALL?! Hmm, it’s so odd to me and just well, so unattractive, but I guess that’s what you call a ball of meat. Makes sense, I get it, but still, it’s just not my favorite word, especially when there are 171,476 in the English language, I mean that’s the best we could come up with?

Anyone else with me on this one?

For the longest time I really steered clear of meatballs. They never excited me and I didn’t grow up eating them, so they just weren’t something I thought I needed to make. However, in an effort to keep things fresh and new here on HBH, I try to branch out of my comfort zone and try new to me foods. Over the years I’ve slowly grown to like (some) meatballs. I’ve now made a few versions (see here, here, and also in my cookbook), but these Greek inspired lamb meatballs are so different and so delicious. Hands down these are my favorite meatball I’ve made.

These are a game changer.

PS. how many times to you think I say meatball throughout this post? YIKES.

Greek Lamb Meatballs with Avocado Goddess Sauce | #lamb #easy #meatballs

Greek Lamb Meatballs with Avocado Goddess Sauce | #lamb #easy #meatballs

Unlike an Italian meatball, this Greek version is made a little simpler, and a littler healthier. I use plenty of fresh herbs, lean ground lamb, and lots of lemon (because apparently I am lemon obsessed). These are quick and easy to throw together and if you’re turned off by the idea of using lamb, you really shouldn’t be! It’s a great alternative to beef and in my opinion, has so much more flavor. That said, any ground meat can be used in place of the lamb, but I recommend meat that has a little fat on it.

I paired my Greek meatballs with some orzo, goddess sauce, and plenty of feta cheese. Oh, and greens too, of course.

A few notes.

Whenever I make meatballs, I always, always roast them in the oven as opposed to pan frying them. I’m pretty sure none of us wants to stand at the stove and tend to meatballs for thirty minutes. No, that is just not fun. I’ve also found that roasted meatballs just taste better. They hold their shape and never turn out dry.

Traditionally, Greek meatballs are served in or on a pita, but I was really feeling like this was a bowl kind of meal, so I decided to spread my goddess sauce (and some hummus too) inside a low bowl and pile it high with orzo, feta cheese, and plenty of greens.

Speaking of that goddess sauce. Oh my gosh. It. Is. Good. Think spoon worthy good. In fact, I sent this dish over to my parent’s house for them to try. My mom text me, asking if the green sauce was bad for her because she was literally eating the entire batch out of the bowl…all by herself. This coming from my mom means something is really, really good. She’s very much a pasta and butter kind of girl, so that fact that she loved this really says something.

Oh, and my answer to my mom’s question? No the goddess sauce is not bad for you, it’s actually great for you! I packed my goddess sauce full of avocado, yogurt, herbs, and spices. So basically it’s a super food and you should really have it on hand all times. It’s great for making salads, grain bowls, tacos, and everything in between, that much more delicious.

Just a suggestion…

Greek Lamb Meatballs with Avocado Goddess Sauce | #lamb #easy #meatballs

What’s amazing about this recipe is that even though it’s loaded with flavor and texture, it’s actually very simple and easy to make. As mentioned, the meatballs are roasted on a baking sheet, while that’s happening you should be preparing your orzo (quinoa and couscous work great too!) and making your goddess sauce. By the time the meatballs are done cooking, everything else should be ready and all you need to do is assemble.

Simple, quick, light, healthy, delicious, and pretty much the most perfect weeknight dinner.

For real though.


I feel like I just wrote through this post at a million miles a minute. Currently I am in GO mode, which I love, and which is the perfect way to start a Monday. I’m still on a major high from the weekend. I did an Instagram live and made my Earl Grey Blueberry Muffins from the cookbook. It was SO much fun and I Ioved getting to interact with you all, answers questions, and bake together. Best way to spend my Saturday! Excited to do more live cooking with you guys, so leave your requests in the comments, or email me!

Feeling motivated and energized for the week! OK. OKAY. And very excited to remake this recipe again tonight for dinner because I truly cannot get enough.

Greek Lamb Meatballs with Avocado Goddess Sauce | #lamb #easy #meatballs

Greek Lamb Meatballs with Avocado Goddess Sauce

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 868 kcal

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Avocado Goddess Sauce


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
    2. Add the lamb, onion, garlic, lemon zest, parsley, cumin, oregano, cayenne, and a pinch each of salt and pepper to a bowl. Coat your hands with a bit of olive oil, and roll the meat into 2 tablespoon size balls (will make 10-12 meatballs), placing them on the prepared baking sheet. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the meatballs are crisp or cooked through on the inside.
    3. Meanwhile, make the goddess sauce. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy, adding water, 1 tablespoon at a time as needed, to thin the sauce. 
    4. To serve, spread the hummus and goddess sauce on plates. Add the orzo, meatballs, feta, cucumber, tomatoes, and greens. Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice lightly over top of everything. Enjoy! 
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Greek Lamb Meatballs with Avocado Goddess Sauce | #lamb #easy #meatballs


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  1. 5 stars
    I love this recipe so much! The first time I made it my Avocado wasn’t ripe and I had to do without. This time around I made sure I had a good Avocado and it was AMAZING! I love how nutrient dense this is! It is great to make something that feels healthy AND tastes great. I really enjoy Lamb and hardly every have it.
    I don’t love things quite as spicy so I only used half of the jalapeno in the green sauce. I probably should have reduced the cayenne pepper in the meatball a little bit for my 1 yr old son, but it was perfect for me!
    I think this recipe is best made on grocery day because my fresh basil had gone bad that I bought a couple of days ago and I had to use dry.

    1. Hey Allyson,
      Fantastic!! I appreciate you making this recipe and your comment, love to hear that it turned out well for you! Thanks for your message!🍒🥭

  2. 5 stars
    This was a seriously delicious meal. My sentiment as well as the family to which I delivered this meal. And I could not agree more with your meatball word aversion, ha, but hopefully this meal will help change that for me. I served the meatballs with grilled zucchini, yellow squash, multi colored carrots and purple onion as well as turmeric Israeli couscous and harissa, hummus, cilantro dressing and the Greek chickpeas all from Trader Joe’s. Standing ovation from all. Thank you for sharing your creativity and hard work with the masses.

    1. Hey Ashley,
      Wonderful!! I love to hear that you have been enjoying this recipe and appreciate your notes and feedback! xT

  3. 5 stars
    This was insanely good. The meatballs held together. Amazing flavor. Cooked up perfect! Love the avocado dressing. Will use this often. Also i modified and did cauliflower rice and regular rice. Kale. Had Greek chickpeas from Trader Joe’s that have cumin and parsley. Was outstanding! Perfect week night meal!

    1. Hey Debbie,
      Fantastic!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! xx

  4. 5 stars
    This was fantastic. Recipes like this will encourage me to eat lamb more often. Served with whole wheat couscous.

    1. Hey Djienne,
      Awesome!!🌼 I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and appreciate you giving it a try! xT

    1. Hey Nancy,
      Happy New Year!!🎆 I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for giving it a try and sharing your review! xT

    1. Hi Alissa,
      I intended for this recipe to be served as is, bowl style: To serve, spread the hummus and goddess sauce on plates. Add the orzo, meatballs, feta, cucumber, tomatoes, and greens. Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice lightly over top of everything. Enjoy!
      I hope you love this recipe! xTieghan