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Herbed Lamb Meatball Salad

Herbed Lamb Meatball Salad

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep 45 mins
  • Broil 4 mins

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The red pepper dressing is a revelation, well worth making for any lettuce salad. You can use beef instead of lamb if you like.


  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • Dressing
  • 1/4 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Pinch of salt
  • Salad
  • 6 cups torn fresh romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups trimmed and torn fresh kale
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • 3/4 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, quartered


  1. Meatballs In a medium bowl, use a potato masher or fork to thoroughly mash together the egg and chickpeas. Stir in thyme, oregano, 2 cloves garlic, 1/2 tsp salt and the pepper. Add lamb; mix well. Preheat broiler. Shape mixture into 1 1/2-inch meatballs.*
  2. Meatballs Place meatballs on a greased unheated broiler pan. Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat for 4 minutes or until cooked through (160 degrees F).
  3. Dressing Meanwhile, for dressing, in a blender or food processor combine roasted peppers, garlic, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Cover and blend or process until smooth, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Add mayonnaise and salt. Cover and blend or process until combined.
  4. Salad Divide lettuce and kale evenly among four serving plates. Top with meatballs, cucumber, tomatoes and olives. Drizzle with the dressing.


  • If desired, use a #40 scoop to shape meatballs.

Nutrition Facts

(Herbed Lamb Meatball Salad)

Servings Per Recipe 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 6, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 11, pro. (g) 25, vit. A (IU) 9898, cal. (kcal) 448, fiber (g) 4, sugar (g) 3, Riboflavin (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 10, Niacin (mg) 7, carb. (g) 17, Fat, total (g) 31, vit. C (mg) 78, chol. (mg) 127, Thiamin (mg) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 2, sodium (mg) 712, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 146, iron (mg) 4, Potassium (mg) 752, calcium (mg) 126

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