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Zesty turkey meatballs with couscous salad

Zesty turkey meatballs with couscous salad

Course: LunchCuisine: Other world cuisineDifficulty: Beginner
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Calories

429

kcal
Fat

8

grams
Carbs

52

grams
Protein

42

grams

A delicious and nutritious high protein recipe! This zesty meatballs with cous cous salad will boost your energy and improve your mood! Enjoy it with a side salad or a portion of pineapple after.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ¼ tsp. chili flakes

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 1 lb. (500g) turkey thigh mince

  • 2 handfuls mint leaves, finely chopped

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

  • 7 oz. (200g) 0% fat Greek yogurt

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 7 oz. (200g) couscous, plus 1 tbsp.

  • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable stock cube

  • 7 oz. (200g) frozen peas

  • 8 radishes, finely sliced

Directions

  • Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in a frying pan over medium heat, and sauté onion for 5 minutes. Add in the chilies and garlic, then continue for another 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl, and leave to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Next, add the turkey mince, half the mint, half the lemon zest and 1 tbsp. of dry couscous into the bowl. Season with salt and pepper, mix well and shape into 16 meatballs. Pop them in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, put the couscous in a bowl with the remaining lemon zest. Pour over the hot stock, cover and set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Blanche the peas in a pot for 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Make the sauce by mixing the yogurt, minced garlic, the remaining mint and half the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper then set aside.
  • Fluff up the couscous with a fork, and mix in the remaining lemon juice, peas, and sliced radishes. Season to taste.
  • Heat the remaining 1 tbsp. of oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the meatballs for 10 minutes, turning regularly until browned. Cover with a lid and cook for 5 more minutes on low heat, until thoroughly cooked.
  • Serve with the couscous salad and yogurt.

Notes

  • High protein recipe

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