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Grilled Lamb Meatballs with Minted Yogurt Sauce

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time50 mins

Lamb meatballs combined with this savory mint yogurt sauce makes up the perfect summer meal. Grill these with our roasted garlic olive oil and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Grilled Lamb Meatballs with Minted Yogurt Sauce

 1 small onion
 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
 3 tbsp roughly chopped Colavita Sun-dried Tomatoes
 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
 1 tsp ground cumin
 1/2 tsp ground coriander
 zest of 1 orange
 1 1/2 lbs ground lamb
 1 large egg + 1 yolk
 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
 1 tsp kosher salt
 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
 Colavita Natural Roasted Garlic Cooking Oil Blend for brushing
Yogurt Sauce:
 1 cup whole milk strained yogurt
 3 tbsp finely chopped mint
 1-2 tbsp fresh lime juice
 1 tsp ground cumin
 1/2 tsp kosher salt
 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Yogurt Sauce:

In a small bowl combine the yogurt, mint, 2 tablespoons lime juice, cumin salt and pepper. Taste adjust seasoning and add more lime juice if desired. Set aside.


Add the onion, garlic, sundried tomatoes, parsley, cilantro, cumin, coriander and orange zest to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the mixture breaks down and is fully combined. Add the lamb, eggs, bread crumbs, salt and pepper and pulse until all ingredients are fully incorporated. To test the mixture for seasoning, heat a teaspoon of oil in a small sauté pan and cook a teaspoon of the mixture. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired. Form the mixture into 1 1/2" balls and place on a baking sheet until ready to cook.


Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Brush the meatballs with the Garlic Cooking Oil and in batches, place them on the grill. Grill for a total of about 8-10 minutes, turning them every couple of minutes to grill all sides.


Serve with the minted yogurt sauce and if you like, brush pita bread with Colavita Natural Roasted Garlic Cooking Oil Blend and grill for 2 minutes on each side.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4