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Lamb meatballs & tabbouleh

Lamb meatballs & tabbouleh

These lamb meatballs pair beautifully with the Middle Eastern style tabbouleh with a dressing made with pomegranate molasses and the tzatiki provides the perfect freshness to acompany the dish.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time35 mins

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For the meatballs

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 small onion, very finely chopped
  • 2 x 200g essential Waitrose British Lamb Mince
  • 25g pack fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp ras el hanout
  • 100g Waitrose Love Life Puy Lentils and Quinoa

For the tabbouleh

  • 250g pack Love Life Quinoa, Chickpeas, Bulgar, Wheat and Rice
  • 80g Waitrose Washed Spinach
  • 2 x 25g pack flat leaf parsley, stalks removed
  • 25g pack mint, stalks removed
  • 110g pack pomegranate seeds
  • 1 bunch salad onions, sliced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 tbsp Cooks' Ingredients Pomegranate Molasses
  • 200g tub Waitrose Tzatziki, to serve


  1. For the meatballs: preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4. In a frying pan heat the oil, add the garlic and onion and fry for 2-3 minutes, or until the onions have softened. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.

  2. Tip the cooked onion mixture into a bowl with the minced lamb and remaining meatball ingredients, then mix together. Roll the mixture into 20 evenly sized balls.

  3. Place the meatballs on a baking tray that has been lined with baking parchment and cook in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the balls are cooked with no pink meat.

  4. While the meatballs are cooking make the tabbouleh. Cook the Love Life grains according to pack instructions, tip into a bowl and allow to cool. Meanwhile, chop the spinach and herbs, and add to the bowl with the pomegranate seeds, salad onions and lemon zest. Mix thoroughly so everything is evenly distributed. Add the pomegranate molasses and lemon juice, and pour over the salad.

  5. Serve the salad with the meatballs and a spoonful of tzatziki


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,712kJ/ 407kcals



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