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Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs with Pasta Salad

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Meatballs are a definite favorite of my kids! This recipe for Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs, switches it up a bit, injecting Mediterranean flavors with some cumen, paprika and crumbly Feta cheese. I always make a double batch, freezing the extra for nights when I can barely get dinner on the table. (Yes, I have those nights too!) Eat it on a bed of Orzo Pasta Salad or in a pita with some tzatziki sauce…or both! This recipe is a must-try!!
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1) Boil water and add little salt and olive oil into it. Add 1/2 pound pasta to water and cook for few minutes.
2) Take 3 pounds of turkey and keep in a bowl.
3) Chop some parsley and add to the ground turkey.
4) Drain the pasta and keep aside.
5) Dice 1/4 portion of a big red onion and add to the turkey.
6) Add 6 ounces of cheese. Chop 1 bell pepper and add 1/4 to the turkey and the remaining to pasta.
7) Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika, red pepper flakes and mix them well. Add salt and pepper to the turkey mixture.
8) Take a handful of spinach and chop. Add this to pasta salad.
9) Take 1 cucumber and slice it. and add to pasta salad.
10) Heat a skillet on medium-high heat and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
11) Make small/bigger meatballs with this turkey mixture.
12) Fry them in the heated oil.
13) Meanwhile, mix the pasta salad and add 6 ounces of cheese.
14) Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt and ground pepper.
15) Mix them well and add juice of 1/2 lemon.
16) Add 2 tablespoons of kalamata olives and mix them well.

18) Serve the pasta salad in a serving plate. Take tortillas and stuff with sliced red onion, sliced cucumber and tomato pieces.
19) Stuff the tortillas with meatballs and add tzatziki sauce as well.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Nothing would be tastier than this Mediterranean turkey meatballs when served with pasta salad. Meatballs are fun and easy to make. Check this video for more recipe detail.

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