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Lamb Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce
and pita / honey paprika roasted carrots

Active: 45 minTotal: 45 min
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Create a colorful Mediterranean platter for dinner by combining lamb meatballs with roasted carrots and pita wedges. Top it all with a creamy tzatziki sauce made with yogurt and cucumbers.


Lamb Meatballs with Pita:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Lamb, ground - 1 lb
  • Eggs - 1
  • Panko breadcrumbs - 1/4 cup
  • Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 1/4 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Pita - 4 rounds, wedges (sub any flatbread)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Stock, any type - 1/4 cup
Tzatziki Sauce:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Mint, fresh (opt) - 2 tsp, chopped
  • Cucumbers - 6 oz, diced
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1 cup
Honey Paprika Roasted Carrots:
  • Carrots, baby - 1 lb (sub regular carrots, sliced)
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Paprika - 1 tsp

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  1. Garlic (for meatballs and tzatziki) - Chop garlic. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Mint - Chop mint, if using. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  3. Make tzatziki - Dice cucumbers. Combine cucumbers, yogurt, garlic, and mint. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Make meatballs - Mix lamb, eggs, panko, coriander, salt, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, and garlic (portion for meatballs). Form into 1” / 2.5cm meatballs. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Pita - Slice into wedges.


  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C degrees.
  2. Toss carrots with olive oil, honey, and paprika. Season with some salt and pepper. Spread out on a sheet pan.
  3. Roast carrots, shaking the pan halfway through cooking, until tender, 45 to 50 minutes. (Note: If you are short on time, microwave the carrots on high until starting to turn tender, 4 to 5 minutes and finish them in the oven for ~15 minutes.)
  4. When carrots are nearly finished roasting, heat a large skillet with a lid over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then meatballs to heated oil. Gently saute meatballs until brown on all side. Add stock and cover pan. Reduce heat to low-medium. Steam meatballs until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. If you’d like to serve the pita warm, place it on a sheet pan and heat in the oven for a few minutes.
  6. Serve everything together. The tzatziki is great for topping the meatballs and carrots and also for dipping pita. Enjoy!

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This meal has 66 reviews

I use this all the time!! everyone loves the lamb.

By: Carol
Posted: Feb 27, 2019
Diet: Original

Yum! Will make again!

By: Catherine
Posted: Jun 27, 2018
Diet: Original

The spices in the lamb meatballs pair so perfectly with the mint tzatziki sauce

By: Sara
Posted: Apr 19, 2018
Diet: Original

I ended up making the falafel in a waffle maker. Much easier and just as delicious.

By: David
Posted: Apr 07, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian

I really enjoyed this mezza plate. We added some pickles, olives, and feta and enjoyed noshing while watching a movie on a weekend night.

By: Cara
Posted: Mar 31, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian

With beef.

By: Daria
Posted: Mar 26, 2018
Diet: Original