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Turkey Zucchini Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce
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  • CourseMain Dish, Side dish
  • CuisineGluten-free, Holiday
4-6 people
4-6 people
Meatball Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large zucchini, coarsely grated
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 large cage-free egg
  • 2 Tbsp. mint, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 6 1/2 Tbsp. sunflower oil
Yogurt Sauce Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, grated
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp sumac, ground
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
Servings: people
  1. Make sour cream sauce first by placing all sauce ingredients in small bowl. Stir well and set aside or chill until needed.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for the meatballs except for the sunflower oil. Mix with your hands, then shape into about 18 meatballs, each weighing about 1 1/2oz.
  3. Pour enough sunflower oil into a large frying pan to form a layer about 1/16 inch thick on pan bottom. Heat over medium heat until hot, then sear meatballs in batches on all sides. Cook each batch for about 4 minutes, adding oil as needed, until meatballs are golden brown.
  4. Carefully transfer seared meatballs to a baking sheet lined with waxed paper and place in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes, or until just cooked through.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature with sauce spooned over the top or on the side.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.

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