lamb pizzettes

02.12.10

I have a feeling the taster will be requesting these again very soon. He absolutely loved them. And I had to agree with him. The meatballs were so flavorful, the yogurt sauce utterly refreshing. We both love Greek food and this reminded us both of the many wonderful meals had in Greece. Here is one of my favorite pictures from our trip!

Lamb Pizzettesadapted from Food & Wine - makes about 40 appetizers

Lamb Meatballs:

  • 1/2 cup mint, chopped
  • 1 lb. ground lamb
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp onion, minced
  • 1 egg
  • cumin(1 Tbsp), salt & pepper

Pre-heat oven to 375°.  Mix all ingredients together until combined. Roll into 1 inch balls and bake for about 20 minutes (until meat is cooked through).

Mint-Yogurt Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp mint, chopped
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp hot chili oil
  • salt & pepper

Mix ingredients together in small bowl. Refrigerate until use.

Assembling:

Layer meatballs on small whole-grain pita chips (either store-bought or home-made, preferably the round mini pita’s) and top with a dollop of yogurt sauce, fresh mint and some more hot chili oil if desired.


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  1. Karla
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 8:17 am

    How delicious! Greece is beautiful! Love your picture from your trip :)

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  2. Karla
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 8:17 am

    How delicious! Greece is beautiful! Love your picture from your trip :)

    Reply

  3. Anna
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 8:51 am

    Emily! I can’t keep up with your recipes, this is another I’m going to have to add to my list! SUPER cute picture!!! :)

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  4. Anna
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 8:51 am

    Emily! I can’t keep up with your recipes, this is another I’m going to have to add to my list! SUPER cute picture!!! :)

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  5. Mellissa
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    I love lamb and will definitely be trying these.

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  6. Mellissa
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    I love lamb and will definitely be trying these.

    Reply

  7. Jenna @ Health and Happiness
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 9:23 am

    I’m loving the pics of Greece! What a beautiful place, visiting is definitely on my bucket list!

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  8. Jenna @ Health and Happiness
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 9:23 am

    I’m loving the pics of Greece! What a beautiful place, visiting is definitely on my bucket list!

    Reply

  9. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 10:29 am

    I love how you refer to him as “the taster”

    Too cute :)

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  10. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 10:29 am

    I love how you refer to him as “the taster”

    Too cute :)

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  11. actorsdiet
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    so cuuuute!

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  12. actorsdiet
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    so cuuuute!

    Reply

  13. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 6:59 pm

    That’s a very nice photo.

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  14. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 6:59 pm

    That’s a very nice photo.

    Reply

  15. Chelsea Ward
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 7:55 pm

    I love that picture of you and “the taster” between the ancient columns! Amazing.

    What’s also amazing is your incredibly stash of awesome appetizer recipes on the blog. I feel like I should have a party just so I can make a ton of your delicious dips and appetizers. Keep them coming, please!

    Reply

    • anutritionisteats
      Feb 13, 2010 @ 11:31 am

      Thank you Chelsea! For some reason, whenever I entertain, I always do lots of appetizers – they are my favorite!

      Reply

  16. Chelsea Ward
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 7:55 pm

    I love that picture of you and “the taster” between the ancient columns! Amazing.

    What’s also amazing is your incredibly stash of awesome appetizer recipes on the blog. I feel like I should have a party just so I can make a ton of your delicious dips and appetizers. Keep them coming, please!

    Reply

    • anutritionisteats
      Feb 13, 2010 @ 11:31 am

      Thank you Chelsea! For some reason, whenever I entertain, I always do lots of appetizers – they are my favorite!

      Reply

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