I am always down for a good meatball and these Healthy Greek Meatballs pack in so much delicious flavor. Plus they are Paleo, Whole30, and low carb friendly with just 220 calories for four meatballs.
Last week I had a really serious craving for tzatziki and Israeli salad - weird. I was tempted to just hop over to my local Mediterranean restaurant and grab some to-go but instead I decided to build a meal around it and I am so happy I did because these Greek Meatballs are so good. They are packed with garlic, lemon zest, oregano, and plenty of fresh parsley which makes for a light and fresh meatball that is full of flavor. So good, especially with some homemade tzatziki and Israeli salad.
Now when it comes to the meatball, you can mix it up and use ground turkey, lamb, or chicken - whatever your family likes best or you have on hand. I decided to just use parsley to keep things classic, but could definitely add a touch of fresh dill, mint, or cilantro. Then when it's time to eat, wrap everything up in a pita or pile it on a big bowl of farro, quinoa, or cauliflower rice.
Healthy Greek Meatballs
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- 1.33 lbs 95% lean ground beef (or turkey)
- 1 U egg
- 1 U lemon, zest only
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley minced
- 2 U cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp coriander
- 1/8 tsp allspice
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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and use your hands (or a spoon) to mix until just combined. Roll into meatballs (about 1 inch each) and place on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until cooked through.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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