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Lamb Meatballs with Salsa Verde

Mimi Newman
Keto lamb meatballs with cumin and coriander. Served with salsa verde, arugula and a totally optional yogurt moat. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Mains
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 616 kcal


Ground Lamb Meatballs

  • 1 pound of ground lamb
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 Pinch red-pepper flakes
  • 1 Pinch cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 3-4 scallions roots and green parts discarded
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon the zest and juice
  • 2 tablespoons capers drained
  • ¼ cup Apple cider vinegar

To serve

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 ounces Arugula


Lamb Meatballs

  • Preheat the oven to 400F
  • In a bowl combine your 1 lb lamb, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 teaspoon of ground coriander, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and a few grinds of black pepper, and mix with your hands to thoroughly combine. 
  • In an ovenproof skillet, heat a little bit of oil and let the pan get hot. Using a spoon or small cookie scooper, portion out 16 one ounce, 1” meatballs and sear them on all sides - about 1 min total. They won’t stay perfectly round, but it will be okay. 
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook until cooked through, about 10 minutes. 


  • While the meatballs are finishing in the oven, in a food processor, combine your 1 bunch of parsley, 3 scallions, ½ cup olive oil, zest and juice of 1 lemon, 2 tablespoons of drained capers, and a splash of apple cider vinegar. 
  • Pulse a few times to combine. 

To serve

  • On a platter or on individual plates, smear a layer of greek yogurt on the plate. Then place the meatballs on top, followed by a sprinkling of arugula. Then drizzle the salsa verde -- about half of what your recipe yielded -- on top, and serve.


Feel free to substitute any kind of ground meat here!


Serving: 4ouncesCalories: 616kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 24gFat: 55gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 219mgPotassium: 515mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1686IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 4mg
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