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Lamb Pistachio Meatballs

Lamb Pistachio Meatballs

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Prep Time

35 min


Lamb meatballs studded with garlic, pistachios, cumin and sultanas. Served over buttery mash with a pomegranate molasses dressed carrot and coriander salad to the side.

Prep Time

35 min


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For 2 people (double for 4)
30g sultanas
1 tsp ground cumin
1 garlic clove
10g fresh coriander
1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
1 bag of pistachio nuts †
400g potatoes
British Lamb mince2
300g British lamb mince
100g carrots
You Will Need
Butter, milk, olive oil, pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 bag of sultanas (30g)
  • Ground cumin seeds
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10g coriander
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 bag of pistachio nuts (25g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 400g potatoes
  • 250g British lamb mince
  • 1 carrot
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 619 kJ
148 kcal
2619 kJ
625 kcal
of which saturates
6.3 g
2.1 g
26.7 g
8.7 g
of which sugars
15.5 g
5.1 g
65.8 g
21.6 g
Fibre 1.6 g 6.7 g
Protein 7.6 g 32.2 g
Salt 0.08 g 0.34 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 bag of sultanas (30g)
sultanas, sunflower oil
Ground cumin seeds
1 garlic clove
10g coriander
coriander (100%)
1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
natural pomegranate molasses (100%)
1 bag of pistachio nuts (25g)
pistachio nut (100%). May contain peanut, sesame & other nuts
400g potatoes
250g British lamb mince
lamb (100%)
1 carrot
  • Allergens highlighted by † (nut)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Lamb Pistachio Meatballs

Boil a kettle

Chop the pistachios coarsely

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Combine the lamb mince, garlic, sultanas, cumin and pistachios in a mixing bowl

2 Lamb Pistachio Meatballs

Season the mixture generously with salt and pepper

Mix everything with clean hands

Divide and roll into 6 (12) even balls, then refrigerate until step 5

Tip: Chilling the meat helps it hold its shape when cooking

3 Lamb Pistachio Meatballs

Meanwhile, cut the potatoes (with skins on) into bite-size chunks

Add the potatoes to a pot (with a matching lid) of salted boiling water

Boil on a high heat, covered, for 10-15 min or until you can pierce them easily with a fork

4 Lamb Pistachio Meatballs

Meanwhile, peel the carrot(s), discarding the root end(s)

Continue to peel lengths off the carrot until you have a pile of carrot 'ribbons' and grate the remaining core 

Place the ribbons in a bowl of cold water  

Chop the coriander finely, including the stalks

5 Lamb Pistachio Meatballs

Heat a wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a matching lid with 1 tsp (2 tsp) vegetable oil on a medium-high heat 

When hot, add the meatballs and cook for 4 min or until browned 

Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for a further 8-10 min 

Shake them about a bit for even cooking!

6 Lamb Pistachio Meatballs

Meanwhile, combine the pomegranate molasses in a large mixing bowl with 2 tbsp (4 tbsp) olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper

This is your pomegranate dressing

7 Lamb Pistachio Meatballs

Once the potatoes are tender, drain and return them to the cooking pot 

Add a knob of butter and a splash of milk and mash until smooth

Season generously with salt and pepper


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Add the carrot ribbons (drained) and coriander to the dressing bowl and mix well

Serve the meatballs over the mash with the carrot salad to the side


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