Turkey Courgette Meatballs with Lemony Garlic Yogurt

I love this recipe as it’s so versatile. You can have the meatballs with sweet potatoes, rice or a lovely salad for dinner. Add to a wrap with lettuce and some salad, and you’ve a perfect lunch.  Turkey is very lean and a great alternative to red meat. I hope you enjoy this recipe, let me know how you get on if you attempt it! Grab loads more recipes like this here in our free tools section.

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Turkey Courgette Meatballs with Lemony Garlic Yogurt


  • 1 courgette
  • 400g turkey mince
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 spring onions, sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander 200g natural or greek yogurt 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1⁄2 pomegranate
  • 1⁄2 cucumber
  • Salt/Pepper


-Preheat the oven to 200°C.
-Cut the top and bottom off the courgette and grate on the coarsest side of a box grater. Squeeze off some of the excess moisture of the courgette and discard the liquid.
-Transfer the courgette to a large mixing bowl with the turkey, egg white, spring onion and coriander. Season with salt and pepper.
-Roll the mixture into 15 golf ball sized balls and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
-Bake for 20 minutes until cooked through.
-Meanwhile, make the yogurt. Mix the yogurt with the lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. -Serve the meatballs with the yogurt, pomegranate seeds and some sliced cucumber.

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Jessica Cooke

I love drinking coffee, and my favourite thing in life (apart from my family) is to empower women to lead fitter, healthier and happier lives. (oh, and also I love playing with my two Miniature Schnauzers, Buster and Ozzy)

I’ve coached more than 6,140 women over 14 years to lead fitter, healthier and happier lives.

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