Zesty Turkey Meatballs with CousCous Salad

Meatballs packed full of flavour
No ratings yet
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Gluten Free, High Protein, Low Carb, Main Course, Quick, Salad
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 429kcal


For the meatballs:

  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Onion (Chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (Chopped)
  • 500 grams Turkey Thigh Mince
  • 2 Handfuls Mint Leaves (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 Lemon (Zested and Juiced)
  • 200 grams 0% Fat Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 Garlic Clove (Minced)

For the salad:

  • 200 grams Couscous (plus 1 tbsp dry couscous)
  • 250 ml Vegetable Stock Cube
  • 200 grams Frozen Peas
  • 8 Radishes (Finely Sliced)


  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a frying pan over medium heat, and sauté onion for 5 minutes. Add in the chillies 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 yoghurt, 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 yoghurt.


Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 10746mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 3mg