Greek Meatballs with Avocado Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Meatballs with Avocado Tzatziki Sauce

And the sky is the limit with these Greek meatballs. You can serve them on top of a salad and use the avocado tzatziki for a dressing. You can serve them on top of zucchini noodles and use the avocado tzatziki for a “cream” sauce. Wrap them in Naan bread or a whole wheat wrap, serve over quinoa or you can just pop them in your mouth after dipping them in the creamy, refreshing avocado tzatziki. (Courtesy of Primally Inspired)

Yields: about 25-30 Greek meatballs

Ingredients
For the Greek Meatballs:
  • 1 lb.  ground beef
  • ½ medium red onion, finely diced (about ½ cup)
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup. crumbled feta cheese
  • zest of ½ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
Avocado Tzatziki:
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 small/medium cucumber or ½ large cucumber, cut in half and seeds scraped out with a spoon
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill (or mint, depending on your preference)
  • ¼ cup Plain Greek yogurt (leave out for dairy free option)
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all the meatball ingredients together and form into approximately 1-1/2 to 2 inch balls.
  3. Place on a raised edge baking pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Serve with avocado tzatziki sauce and enjoy!
Avocado Tzatziki Sauce:
  1. Combine all avocado tzatziki sauce ingredients together in a food processor or blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.