Lamb Meatballs with Lemon Mint Yogurt Sauce
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These lamb meatballs are spiced up with cumin, cilantro and mint and served with a traditional Greek yogurt sauce. Makes for a fancy appetizer for a cocktail party.
Serves: 30 meatballs
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • ¼ cup finely diced shallots (or white onion)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Yogurt Sauce:
  • 6 ounces Greek yogurt
  • 3 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Zest of 1 lemon, minced
  • pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine all meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands.
  3. Form into about 30 meatballs (about 2 teaspoons each) and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake until meatballs are no longer pink in the middle, about 14-15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine all yogurt ingredients in a small bowl and season with salt and black pepper. Mix well. Serve on top of meatballs and/or with a side to dip the meatballs into.
Recipe by Wishes and Dishes at