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turkey feta meatballs + greek israeli couscous

This recipe is the result of a "look in the fridge, asses the contents, and throw something together" moment. I had some ground turkey, a lot of veggies, and some leftover greek yogurt and sour cream. Add in a few spices from the pantry, and you've got a meal - not too shabby. You could easily trade out the turkey for ground beef, any of the veggies, the sauce for a classic tomato or pesto, or the base for some other pasta or rice - whatever you like! This is what I had in my fridge and it was quite satisfying!



Here's what you'll need...

for the meatballs.
1 lb ground turkey
1 tablespoons olive oil (plus 2 tablespoons for frying)
1/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp dill 
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup crumbled fat free feta cheese

directions: mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl until combined. heat 2 tablespoons of olive  oil in a large sautee pan and cook meatballs, turning every 3-5 minutes, until browned on all sides. cook in 375 degree oven for an additional 30 minutes, or until cooked through. 

for the israeli couscous
1 box of couscous 
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 yellow squash, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/4 cup kalamata olives, cut in half
1/2 cup chopped cucumber 
2 tablespoons olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp dill
1/2 tsp parsley
1/2 oregano 
salt and pepper

directions: cook couscous according to directions on box. while couscous is cooking (and meatballs are in the oven) sautee chopped zucchini and squash in pan over medium heat. remove from heat and add cooked cous cous and remaining vegetables to the pan. add herbs, olive oil, and lemon juice. season with salt and pepper to taste. 

for the herbed yogurt sauce 
1/2 cup fat free plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup fat free sour cream
juice of half a lemon
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dill
1/2 tsp parsley
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp pepper

directions: mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl! 

6 comments:

  1. OH this looks amazing...minus the couscous because I can't eat it. Maybe I'll just suffer for this recipe?

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  2. As I told you from the instagram photo you posted a few days ago..this looked fab! :)

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  3. Yum and Yum. I actually buy the turkey meatballs from Trader Joes, as well as the isareli cous cous, but all of the extra fixings you added really turn the two of them into a homecooked meal. Thanks for the idea!

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  4. This looks delicious! I'll have to give this a try :)

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  5. This looks amazing AND I love the new design!

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