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Greek Lamb Meatballs with Avocado Goddess Sauce.

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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 | halfbakedharvest.com #lamb #easy #meatballs

Greek Lamb Meatballs with Avocado Goddess Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com #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 | halfbakedharvest.com #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.

Whooaaaa.

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 | halfbakedharvest.com #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: 696 kcal

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Ingredients

Avocado Goddess Sauce

  • 1 avocado, halved
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1 jalapeño, halved and seeded
  • juice from 1 lemon, plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • kosher salt

Instructions

  • 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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  1. 5 stars
    These are also my favorite meatballs! Spice mix is just PERFECT! After making a few times I added some breadcrumbs and milk for a softer ball and will continue to do so. I also love the bowls shown in your photo. Any leads on where to get some?

  2. 5 stars
    Another 5 star recipe added to my ‘favorites’ file. Even though I didn’t have cilantro, or tomatoes (and I forgot about the lemon zest) my family LOVED this dish. My husband LICKED HIS PLATE! There are 3 of us, and there was nothing leftover. I can only imagine how delicious this would be with all the ingredients – and I won’t have to imagine for long, because I’ll be making it again soon. I substituted mint for the cilantro, and squeezed lemon over top to sub for the lemon zest. I will also make a tomato salad to have alongside next time.

    1. Hey Lainey,
      Yes, that will work just fine! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  3. I’ve been meaning to write. This was my birthday request dinner – I love ground lamb, sometimes lamb loin – which my son made for me. It was delicious! We like the avocado goddess sauce so much, we’ve made it again. I used to get shrimp for my birthday but last summer, I had an allergic reaction to soft shell fish which is disappointing. Since my mother had a severe allergy, I’ve decided the best part of valor is to now avoid it – ugh – at least mine was only a swelling in my face, but still don’t want to tempt fate.

    Turns out my brother also made this recipe within the last couple of weeks (unbeknownst to each other) and they loved it as well.

    1. Hey Carol,
      So great to hear! Love that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Sorry to hear about your shrimp experience. Have a great week🌟 xTieghan

  4. Made these for national meatball day! Everyone loved it! Definitely on our list of meals we’ll make often! Thank you for sharing

    1. Hey Christine,
      Awesome, I love to hear that the recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for giving it a try! xTieghan

      1. 5 stars
        The meatballs were so good and easy to make! Totally satisfied my Greek craving.
        I didn’t make the avocado dressing because I don’t eat dairy. Is there a substitution you’d recommend for the Greek yogurt in the sauce? It sounds delightful.

        1. Hey Lily,
          Happy Wednesday! I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe, thanks for making it:) Try using a dairy free yogurt, there are great options available these days. xTieghan

    1. Hey there,
      Totally fine to use ground turkey and follow the recipe as is. I hope you love the dish, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  5. Loved this! My fiancé is a very picky eater and he loved it too! The green avo goddess sauce is the bomb! I am sure it would also work great with things like shrimp tacos etc. I did make the meatballs with beef because I couldn’t find ground lamb. I think the meatballs are a bit dry with the beef but lamb is generally a fattier meat so I am sure it would be delicious.

    Needless to say I am excited about todays lunch leftovers!

  6. 5 stars
    We subbed Grass fed ground beef for lamb as my 4yo and partner don’t really care for the flavor of lamb. It was delicious. I’m Gluten free (insert heavy eye roll because I do not want to be) so we served it over rice that I made in the instant pot with chicken stock that I made at home. My only regret was not grating the onion as instructed. I used a small onion but I only diced it which made the meatballs less than balanced. It was great otherwise and I have plenty of dressing left for dipping veggies. With two adults and one toddler we had just enough for dinner but I’d double the recipe next time.

  7. 5 stars
    So good!! I used 3 cloves of garlic, but I followed everything else exactly the same and it was so good! Thanks again for the amazing recipe, I will definitely be making this again!

    1. Hey Vivian,
      Try using basil in place of the cilantro! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    I do this recipe often, it’s absolutely delicious! I’ve done it with ground chicken, turkey, beef and now I use beyond meat so it’s easily doable for a vegetarian or even vegan as i have used coconut yogourt as well for the avocado goddess sauce. This is in our rotation for easy and tasty weeknight meals!

  9. 5 stars
    I made these tonight; I mixed 1lb of lamb with 1lb of pork. I substituted coriander for cumin…They were moist and flavourful. 🙂 The green Goddess dressing was fantastic! I served this with pita, saffron orzo and arugula salad. Everyone said they would have it again.

  10. 5 stars
    Wonderful staple meal for coming fall. I used only 1 tbsp of cumin and found that to be just right. Fresh mint took the place of parsley. The sauce is super delish!. I served with a salad made of arugula, roasted beets.feta, toasted hazelnuts, orange bell peppers and lemon vinaigrette. Thank you for your beautiful blog!

  11. 5 stars
    I accidentally bought ground lamb instead of ground pork. I am not a huge lamb fan. We found this recipe and gave myself a pep talk, “Everything On half baked harvest is so delicious, this will be too”. Teighan, it is so good! It was also REALLY easy! Thank you!

  12. I loved making new things and loved this recipeZ. However my avocado goddess was bitter? Is this the fresh basil?

    1. Hey Deanna,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so sorry the sauce was bitter. The basil should not cause the bitterness, I am wondering if your lemon was bad or if you adjusted the recipe at all? I hope this helps for next time! xTieghan

  13. 5 stars
    Hi,
    Do you have any idea how delicious this recipe is? The Avocado Goddess dressing is divine. I didn’t get a picture this time but will next time I make it, which will be soon. My picky eater husband loved it.
    Thanks,
    Erin

  14. 5 stars
    This is the most delicious recipe and we loved it. The Avocado Goddess was divine and di Cd not go brown the next day.
    Thank you for this great recipe!
    Erin C.

    1. Hi Diana,
      That is estimated for the entire dish. Unfortunately this is just an estimate given by a calorie counter. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  15. This came out AMAZING and QUICK! I’ve never made meatballs before nor any dressings (new to cooking!) and they both were fun and quick to make. And the flavor! The meatballs came out juicy and flavorful. And the dressing was yummy and already thinking of other things I can use it on. Thank you!

  16. 4 stars
    Last time I made these there was not enough salt from a “pinch” and really had to get creative to salvage them, everything else was delicious, though!! Especially the sauce. How much salt exactly should we add?

    1. Hi Noopur,
      It really is based on your taste, like the recipe calls for I simply use a pinch, but please add to your liking. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  17. 5 stars
    Made this for my husband and I this week. SO SO SO good. Made once before and we loved it. It’s now a go to dinner for us. This avocado goddess sauce would be good on anything. LOVE how full of herbs and flavor it is. Made a lemon couscous to go with it. LOVE LOVE LOVE this one.

  18. 5 stars
    Wow. AMAZING. I loved making this.
    *I modified it by:
    – adding a pinch of cinnamon to the lamb
    – adding fresh oregano vs dried
    – adding way more basil than what was called for (ha)
    – cooking pearl couscous with a half of a lemon for tang

  19. 5 stars
    I made these meatballs with your creamy lemon orzo – delicious and a very quick and easy meal I added a spinach salad and dinner was ready in 30 min

  20. 5 stars
    this was excellent. i made a few modifications but the general concept & recipes were wonderful, thank you!

  21. 5 stars
    DELICIOUS! just be careful that jalapeño really brings in a kick! That sauce was heaven and the juiciest meatballs! Thanks!

  22. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. By far the best meatballs ever!
    I served with quinoa and ancient grains. Went down very well.

  23. 5 stars
    Before today, I had never eaten ground lamb, let alone a lamb meatball. But, I had some ground lamb in my freezer for another recipe, and on a whim, I searched “lamb meatballs” and this recipe was near he top of the search results.

    I made this recipe for dinner tonight, and… OH MY GAWD!!! It was absolutely DELICIOUS!! I think that lamb meatballs are now my new favorite food! ?

    Thank you for sharing this recipe with the world! ❤️

    1. Hooray! I’m so happy to hear you found Tieghan and the recipe was a success! Thank you Aqueelah!

  24. 5 stars
    Made this recipe last night and it was wonderful. I doubled the recipe, and it worked out great. I do have a question… what can I do with the leftover green goddess sauce? I have quite a bit left.

    1. HI Michelle! The sauce can be used as a dip, salad dressing, or on the leftover meatballs. You can really used if for so much! I love it as a salad dressing with roasted cauliflower!

  25. Giving this a shot after work tonight! Just from the recipe and reviews alone – I have a very very good feeling about it! So glad I came across your blog – it’s bookmarked now!

  26. 5 stars
    Fabulous and came together so quickly. My family ALL wanted seconds, so next time I am sure to double the recipe. I enjoyed the presentation with the extra fresh ingredients and sauce too….despite the “meatballs”.

  27. 5 stars
    Really delicious. – I did add a little bread crumbs but they held together well and not dry. used less cumin but could try more next time . These should freeze well.

  28. 5 stars
    I have to agree with your mom. I had a hard time not eating the whole bowl of Green Goddess Sauce before I served the dinner. It was that good. The meatballs were yummy too. I used half lamb and half beef. In fact it was already mixed for me at my market with red onions and parsley. It’s call Lulu burger. We normally make burgers out of it, but the meatballs were a nice change. So far, it is one of my favorite recipes. I will make it again and serve it at a dinner party. Yumm-o!!!

  29. 5 stars
    I made this into bite size meatballs it yielded 40 lamb meatballs I cooked for 10 mins at 425 degrees

    I followed the green goddess recipe but did add the whole avocado and a little more yogurt. Wow it was yummy

    My son and his lady eat Paleo and this is perfect for them.

    They came home from Europe and I had it prepared forthem in advance. They made the salad and they loved it.

  30. 5 stars
    Just made this and it is absolutely delicioussss!!!! Omgggg! All flavors combined are just perfection.

  31. 5 stars
    I have been cooking for 50 years and this is easily one of the best things I’ve ever eaten in my life. Well done! I made it for Easter. I was looking for a meatball recipe because my 89 year old father just can’t chew regular cuts of meat anymore. He’s not much of a lamb fan either, but I had lamb in the freezer. Actually, I had “lamb sausage” which my husband grinds from lamb shoulder and pork belly, so it’s obviously not as lean as regular ground lamb. He makes it for our annual “cassoulet night,” but that’s another story. Anyway, and needless to say, the meatballs were a giant hit and I couldn’t believe how much my dad enjoyed them. My husband wants the goddess dressing to be permanently in our refrigerator. I served the meatballs with rice, pan roasted asparagus, and a room temperature cannellini bean salad with red onion and Italian almond cake for dessert.. Unbelievable! Because of this recipe, I’m working my way through many of your other ones. The Italian oregano meatballs are excellent (but I’m going to change the sauce) and tonight I’m doing the potato galette. Bless you for all your hard work!

    1. Wow that is so amazing!! Thank you so much! I hope you love all of the other recipes you try! xTieghan

  32. These lamb meat balls are delicious. Didn’t have basil to add. Instead used mint and cilantro. Delicious along with the avo cream. I will make this again. I didn’t make the grain side and didn’t feel I missed it. Salad with cucumbers, radish, onions, cilantro, mint, parsley was an appropriate side. Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Hey Amy! I recommend lean ground beef, ground chicken, or ground turkey. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  33. 5 stars
    This was the first Half Baked Harvest recipe I’ve tried, and after dinner, I immediately went online and ordered your cookbook! Made it with pronghorn instead of lamb, as that was what we had in the freezer 🙂 Sooooooo yummy. I live in Summit County as well, so it’s nice to know we’re both probably shopping at the same less-than-awesome grocery stores, and I won’t run into anything too crazy in your ingredient lists!

    1. Haha yes, nothing too crazy up here! But I am so glad you loved this recipe Patty!! And I hope you love the cookbook as well! Thank you so much! xTieghan

    1. HI! The sauce will last 3-4 days in the fridge. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much!! xTieghan

  34. 5 stars
    This was fantastic! Just made tonight after seeing it was one of your top recipes. Added a jalapeño to the meatballs to make them spicy. Thanks so much!!

  35. 5 stars
    The green sauce is a great alternative to tzatziki, especially when you have a ripe avocado and a bunch of rest basil in the house. Thanks!

  36. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight and it turned out fabulously-even better than expected. I did make a few tweaks-I did about 2 tbsp cumin and 3 cloves garlic in the meat, and minced the onion (it just seemed easier for me than grating). I also added 1 clove garlic to the sauce and about twice the yogurt. Served with a fig jam (fig or plum go extremely well with lamb), cucumbers, sliced bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and warmed whole grain bread. Seriously, love this recipe and I’ll be making it again! Thank you!!

  37. 5 stars
    I made a double batch 2 nights ago and there were no leftovers. The green goddess sauce is to die for and we used it last night with chicken.

  38. I was planning on making this over the holiday weekend as it looks super light and easy! Quick question though – is the cilantro flavor in the sauce very strong? I don’t like cilantro but am willing to give it a go given that it is blended in the sauce and not served mixed in or fresh on top.

    1. HI! It’s not too intense, but if you don’t like cilantro, try using basil. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  39. 5 stars
    Just wanted to say I made this dish tonight! It was fabulous! Your mom is right I could have eaten the green goddess sauce alone. So good! I added kalamata olives and radishes since I didn’t have any greens on hand. I cannot wait to make this again. Thanks for sharing!

  40. 4 stars
    A plate of rice with good food for a light lunch looks delicious, thanks for sharing the article

  41. 5 stars
    This recipe was amazing and we are now addicted to your site. We have made 5 recipes thus far and all are super yummy. Thanks!

  42. 5 stars
    Update: The dish was a smashing success and came out amazing. SO. GOO.I made extra goddess dressing and it’s good on…everything! 🙂 It was a great night!

    My book has arrived, and like most things I have shipped to me in Europe…it got delayed in the post. 😉 I have to go to the post terminal to pick it up, but No worries. I’ll definitely let you know what recipes I make from there. I’m sure I’ll go nuts this weekend! 🙂

    1. Hi Aline! I am so glad you got the book! And yes, please let me know what you make! I hope you love everything!

  43. I just made these! Thank you for sharing your recipe. Delicious. Very flavorful and easy to make. Making the dressing tomorrow because my cilantro was wilted. I actually Googled lamb meatballs to make myself after having some at a local chain Roti. These were perfect. I will definitely be saving and making again.

    1. Hi Ayanna! I am so happy you loved these! Thank you so much! I hope you continue to enjoy other recipes on my blog!

  44. Looks great! I enjoy trying different kinds of meatballs, not just beef. Turkey meatballs are pretty good too if they’re seasoned properly.

  45. I cannot wait to get home from work today, because I’m going to spend the evening sipping wine and making THIS. (Not so much wine that I’m not capable of handling the cooking…just enough.) 😉 I’m already hungry but am holding off until I have this awesomeness on my plate!

    I ordered your cookbook today! It arrives Monday, and I can’t wait to have it as my new “kitchen bible”!

    1. Sounds so amazing! I hope you love this recipe and have a great night Aline!

      And please let me know what you make from the book! I hope you love that as well!

  46. 5 stars
    I made the meatballs yesterday and served with a giant Greek salad. OMG SO GOOD! Can definitely attest to how quickly they come together and how easy they are to make. Best part: leftovers 🙂

  47. 5 stars
    I made the meatballs and goddess sauce this week. It was great. Thanks for sharing. Forgot to take pictures.

  48. 5 stars
    At the risk of sounding like I’m speaking in hyperbole (which I’m not!), I have pretty much come to expect that I am going to absolutely LOVE any new recipe I try of yours! And oh my word did you deliver on this recipe! I love the textures, the layers and complexity of flavors, and how healthy it is…and the fact that it’s sooooo simple to make is the cherry on top. Thank you so much for this fantastic recipe!!

  49. We were visiting friends from the Netherlands and they made a Dutch meal including meatballs. She didn’t know the American translation and called them “flesh balls.” Worse than meatballs. Much worse.

  50. 5 stars
    OH MY GOSH THIS WAS SO GOOD!!! I was surprised at how fast it all came together. As I was bringing it to the table, I said to my husband, I hope you like this, because I’m making it again soon. He LOVED it.

  51. 5 stars
    Absolutely amazing! I just made this meal for my husband for our 9th wedding anniversary. His family heritage is Greek. He was so happy and amazed.
    Thank you for much for the awesome food inspiration and wonderful blog!

  52. 5 stars
    Made the meatballs and sauce yesterday for a personal chef client and it was very good! However, I added an egg and panko as I was afraid the meatballs would be dense. Also added garlic to the sauce.

  53. 5 stars
    I second Karen’s comment! You always have so many great ideas.Thank you so much for making my meal planning easier. I made this for supper tonight. My husband couldn’t stop eating the meatballs and we both agreed it’s a company-worthy meal. We both give this recipe five stars.

  54. shalom. so many of your recipes sound great, but for those of us who are jewish, mixing meat and diary is an insurmountable obstacle. do you have any ideas/suggestions about what to use instead of dairy?
    thanks in advance.
    dan brock
    tsfat,israel

  55. 5 stars
    Lamb is one of my very favorite meats. But I do agree, the word meatball is quite odd and sounds distasteful. But I think you redeem it with this recipe, especially with the avocado goddess sauce. Wow! Looking forward to trying it.

  56. Hi Tieghan, I have followed you since the early days of your blog and am amazed at what you can do. You are a similar age to my now adult sons and I often feel (weirdly) proud of you. You have come such a long way with your work, especially your photography. I love what an example of a strong, supportive,loving family your blog shows. I tell my uninterested family about you and your families achievements. I have made them watch the snowboarding clips I cared who won the snowboarding at the Olympics and wasn’t hoping for Australia! Regarding the lemon criticism. Nearly everything savoury is better with lemon juice and zest sprinkled just before serving. Also. Chopped parsley. Why is it not served on the table automatically like pepper and salt ? Maybe you could start a trend? Sliced lemons, lemon zest and chopped parsley in the centre of the table, for every roast chicken, grilled steak, lamb or Mediterranean dish served. Congratulations on all you have accomplished and I’m excited to see your future. Oh and I love your recipes and presentation too!

    1. Hi Cathy! This is so sweet and amazing to hear, thank you! I hope you continue to love my recipes and blog!

  57. 5 stars
    These look so good! I’ve actually never made my own meatballs, this may change that!
    Any idea if these would freeze well?

  58. This looks incredible! And I agree with you on meatball — it’s a big, clunky word. But these look heavenly! xo

  59. 5 stars
    I just want to say I am very impressed with your talent and creativity at such a young age. Can’t wait to try the lamb meatballs, looks so good. Loved your live instragram. You did a great job! Keep it coming, always looking for new ideas for my dinners and breakfast too!

  60. Hi –

    This looks delicious! I noticed it doesn’t include any binders to keep it together – shouldn’t an egg be included in the recipe?

    Abby

  61. Hahaha! Meatballs. I actually love the word, so much that we used to call our daughter our little meatball when she was a chubby little baby. Meat spheres? No. Recipe looks great, and one I can slightly modify for whole 30.YAY!

  62. Generally I avoid any recipe that says meatball because while I’m not a vegetarian anymore, I was for ten years and there’s something about that word that makes me shiver! I’m on the same page. But I will NEVER pass up one of your Greek recipes. They are my favorite! I love all the flavors here and love the orzo! I recently saw a recipe for skillet popped lentils- kind of like when you roast a garbanzo bean- if you have any ideas for what to do with them (awesome salad??)- I’m ready! Also I’m not into mint juleps but mint iced coffee sounds good! Thanks for always hearing my ideas! Keep up the great work!

  63. I’m just starting to come around to meatballs myself. I think it’s always been a texture thing as I’m not a big fan of ground meat but there are so many non traditional recipes around now. I find that if I make the meatballs smaller so they are more appealing to me. Will definitely have to give this recipe a go!

  64. Well, I’m with you on the meatball — that’s why I call them polpette and if they are huge — polpettone. Problem solved! The Greek version sounds wonderful!