Greek Turkey Meatballs

I love ANY type of Greek food! ¬†After my sophomore year in college I was lucky enough to study abroad in Greece for 3 weeks. It was through the Nutrition & Exercise Physiology department in my college, so we studied the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. So in short, we cooked, ate, and walked A LOT. It was the experience of a life time! We started off in Archanes which is located in Crete (an island of Greece). We then ended our trip in Athens, which was much, MUCH larger. I stuck out like a sore thumb being with fair skin and blonde hair! I really enjoyed the time we spent in Crete the most, as everything was a much slower pace. Below is a picture of me and my group at a woman’s house we ate at one day (I am in the pink, blonde hair). Everything that we ate that day was grown or made at her house! Incredible!

But anyway, one of my favorite recipes I have made that includes ingredients we used in Greece is from Budget Bytes, Greek Turkey Burgers. I decided to put one more spin on this one and make them into meatballs and serve with a Greek Orzo Salad (attached as a separate recipe in “side dishes” drop down under recipes).

One other recipe I had my fair share of in Greece was tzatziki which is commonly used as a dressing for gyros. Traditionally it is made with plain Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, dill, and garlic. But to make my recipe a bit less time intensive, I made a quick Dill Yogurt Sauce (included in recipe below) to top these meatballs with.

“Yamas!” which is commonly used as a toast in Greece. In short this meals “To our health” or as we may know it as – ¬†“Cheers!”

 

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Greek Turkey Meatballs
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
meatballs
Ingredients
Meatballs
Dill Yogurt Sauce
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
meatballs
Ingredients
Meatballs
Dill Yogurt Sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Line baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, sun dried tomatoes, red onion, feta, spinach, oregano, garlic, bread crumbs, and eggs. Combine until evenly distributed.
  3. Using your hands, form into 2 inch size meatballs and place on baking sheet evenly spaced apart. Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. While meatballs are cooking, combine yogurt, garlic, dried dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in small bowl and mix well.
  5. Once meatballs finished cooking, allow to cook and top with a dollop of dill yogurt sauce.
Recipe Notes

Recipe was adapted from Budget Bytes.

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