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Greek Lamb Meatballs with Avocado Goddess Sauce

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. Simple, quick, light, healthy, delicious, and pretty much the most perfect weeknight dinner.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Greek
Keyword: lamb course, meatball recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 696kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest

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! 

Nutrition

Calories: 696kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 966mg | Potassium: 862mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1510IU | Vitamin C: 31.4mg | Calcium: 390mg | Iron: 5.8mg