Light, flavorful, healthy turkey meatballs made with ground turkey, chickpeas and Middle Eastern spices. Serve with a side salad for dinner or pack into a pita for lunch. Pass around the lemon yogurt sauce!
For The Lemon Yogurt Sauce
For The Meatballs
Make These Gluten Free: Use 1 cup of cooled cooked quinoa in place of bread crumbs. When using quinoa, the meatball mixture will be a bit looser. Use a light touch when rolling it into balls, tossing the meat from palm to palm and pressing, to shape.
Make These In The Oven: You can bake these turkey falafel meatballs in the oven instead of sautéing them. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Spread meatballs out on lightly-oiled baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
[This post first appeared on Panning The Globe in July 2013. It was updated in January 2020 with added nutritional information, clarifying details in the written post and clearer instructions in the recipe.]
Nutrition Information: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and is not a substitute for the advice of a professional nutritionist.
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