Turkish Spiced Meatballs with Pomegranate Yogurt Sauce
Turkish Spiced Meatballs with Pomegranate Yogurt Sauce
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    Italian and Swedish meatballs, step aside. These Turkish meatballs are so juicy, light, and flavorful—not to mention easy—they'll be rocking your party world this holiday season. And you've got to admit that hors d'oeuvre offerings can't get more festive than the accompanying pomegranate yogurt dip. If you can find labne (thick, Middle Eastern yogurt), use it. Strained whole-milk yogurt comes closer to the flavor of labne than Greek yogurt, but if you're short of time, Greek yogurt is a fine substitute. Editor's Note: This recipe is part of Gourmet's Modern Menu for A New Years' Eve Pasrty. Menu also includes Bite-Size Chipotle Chicken Soft Tacos (tinga de pollo) and Parmesan Pepper Curly Kale Chips .

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups whole-milk yogurt or 1 cup labne or plain Greek yogurt
    • 1 cup pomegranate juice
    • Pomegranate seeds for garnish (about 2 tablespoons, or to taste)
    • 2 slices firm white sandwich bread
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
    • 1 pound ground lamb (preferably shoulder) or ground chuck
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/2 teaspoon hot red-pepper flakes (see Cooks' notes)
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 42
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 31 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 2 g 2.83%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 1.7%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 6 mg 1.9%
    • Sodium: 14 mg 0.56%
    • Calcium: 4 mg 0.4%
    • Potassium: 17 mg 0.48%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 1.57%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 2 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.39%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.99%
    • Vitamin C 3.49%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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