Lamb Meatballs With Tzatziki Sauce

Lamb Meatballs With Tzatziki Sauce

Make and enjoy these tasty Greek lamb meatballs served with tzatziki, the traditional sauce made with cucumbers, yogurt, lemon, and mint.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    In the bowl with the lamb, add red onion, garlic, egg, bread crumbs, cumin, mayonnaise, fresh mint, and salt. Using your hands, mix thoroughly to distribute the ingredients evenly. With a teaspoon, form the mixture into 24 meatballs. Don't level the meat off or pack the meatballs too tightly.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat the broiler.
  3. Step 3

    Lightly spread canola oil on a baking sheet using a paper towel. Place the meatballs two inches apart on the baking sheet, and position the baking sheet 4 inches from the heat source.
  4. Step 4

    Broil for about 5 minutes, turning once halfway through.
  5. Step 5

    Arrange the meatballs on a serving platter, and squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top. Sprinkle the cayenne pepper over the meatballs at the last minute. Serve at once with tzatziki.
  6. Step 6

    Place cucumber, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, mint, and dill in a bowl and mix well. Add the Greek yogurt and mix well.
  7. Step 7

    Cover with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 to 3 hours before serving.