Moroccan Lamb Meatballs with Couscous Salad & Harissa Sauce

This tasty and healthy meal will leave the whole family feeling satiated. A great meal to implement throughout the week as it takes less then 30 minutes to prepare and cook!


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 500g lamb mince

  • 2 tbsp Moroccan seasoning

  • 1 tbsp coriander

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 lemon, juice

  • 1/2 cup greek yoghurt

  • 1 tbsp cumin powder

  • 1/2 cup mint leaves

  • 1 cup couscous

  • 1 head broccoli, florets chopped (steamed or raw)

  • 1 small punnet cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cranberries

  • 1/2 cup pine nuts

  • 1/3 cup Moroccan Harissa Sauce


Method

  1. Combine the breadcrumbs, egg, lamb mince, crushed garlic, coriander, Moroccan seasoning and ½ lemon juice. Season well. Mix well and shape into 15-16 small balls. Chill for a good 15 minutes.

  2. Put the couscous in a large heatproof bowl, then add 1 tbsp olive oil and ½ cup boiling water. Cover and leave for 5 minutes until cooked. Fluff up with a fork. Add in cherry tomatoes, broccoli, cranberries, pine nuts, mint leaves and mix to through.

  3. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the balls for 6-7 minutes, turning now and then, until golden brown and cooked.

  4. Mix the cumin powder with the yoghurt.

  5. Serve the couscous salad topped with the meatballs. Drizzle the meatballs with 1-2 tbsp cumin yoghurt, Moroccan harissa sauce. Squeeze the remaining ½ lemon on top of the dish and garnish with more mint leaves.

Enjoy!

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