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    Turkey meatballs with green couscous

    These are made with low-fat turkey mince and courgette, plus feta for a boost of flavour. 


    Source of iron


    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • Total time: 40 minutes

    Serves: 4


    1 onion, finely diced

    2 tbsp olive oil

    1 garlic clove, crushed

    1 courgette, grated

    400g essential Waitrose British turkey breast and thigh mince

    2 tsp ground allspice

    50g essential Waitrose feta cheese, crumbled

    25g pack flat leaf parsley, chopped

    250g wholewheat couscous

    200g frozen peas

    ½ x 25g pack mint

    ½ x 28g pack coriander

    1 lemon, zest and juice

    100g rocket leaves 


    1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C, gas mark 4. Fry the onion in ½ tbsp oil over a medium heat for 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes; cool. Meanwhile, squeeze any excess liquid from the courgette.

    2. Mix together the onion and garlic, courgette, turkey, allspice, feta and a handful of parsley. Season, roll into 12 balls and bake for 20 minutes.

    3. Put the couscous and peas in a bowl, pour on 250ml boiling water; cover with cling film. Sit for 5 minutes, then fork through.

    4. Blitz the remaining parsley and oil with the other herbs; season. Toss with the couscous and remaining ingredients, then serve with the meatballs.

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