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Lemony Lamb Meatballs & Warm Harissa Dressing

Lemony Lamb Meatballs & Warm Harissa Dressing

Rating
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(3108 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

Made with succulent British lamb, these moreish meatballs are packed with flavour from lemon zest and garlic. After cooking, you'll toss them in a zingy harissa dressing and serve over fibre-rich freekeh and crunchy cucumber slices, with cooling yoghurt and a sprinkling of chopped mint and dill to finish.

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Lemon
1 lemon
garlic-clove
1 garlic clove
cucumber
1/2 cucumber
British Lamb mince2
250g British lamb mince
mint & dill mix
10g mint & dill mix
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
Harissa-paste
1 harissa paste sachet (40g)
Natural-yoghurt
1 natural yoghurt (80g) †
freekeh
130g cracked freekeh †
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 250g British lamb mince
  • 10g mint & dill mix
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 harissa paste sachet (40g)
  • 1 natural yoghurt (80g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 130g cracked freekeh<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 660 kJ
158 kcal
2691 kJ
644 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
6.1 g
2.2 g
24.9 g
9.1 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
15.3 g
2.1 g
62.6 g
8.5 g
Fibre 4.1 g 16.7 g
Protein 9.4 g 38.5 g
Salt 0.31 g 1.25 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 lemon
lemon
1 garlic clove
garlic
1/2 cucumber
cucumber
250g British lamb mince
lamb (100%)
10g mint & dill mix
mint & dill mix
30g panko breadcrumbs
Wheat flour (gluten), yeast, Salt
1 harissa paste sachet (40g)
Water, tomato paste, red pepper puree (10%), sugar, rapeseed oil, garlic puree, ground cayenne pepper, dried red chilli flakes, salt, white wine vinegar, acidity regulator (citric acid), lime juice concentrate, ground star anise, ground cumin, ground coriander, pure olive oil, stabiliser (xanthan gum), preservative (potassium sorbate)
1 natural yoghurt (80g)
Organic whole milk natural yoghurt (100%) (milk)
130g cracked freekeh
Cracked wheat (bulgur), freekeh
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, milk)

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 Lemony Lamb Meatballs & Warm Harissa Dressing

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Cut the cucumber in half lengthways, scrape out the inner seeds with a teaspoon and discard the watery seeds

Slice the cucumber finely and add it to a sieve over the sink

Season with a generous pinch of salt, give everything a good mix up and set aside until later – this is your salted cucumber

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Meanwhile, rinse the freekeh, then add it to a pot with plenty of cold water and bring to the boil over a high heat

Cook for 20-25 min or until tender but with a bite, then drain and return to the pot

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Meanwhile, zest the lemon[s] (try to grate lightly with a micro-plane or sharp box grater and avoid grating the white pith, as this is very bitter!)

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic 

 

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Add the lemon zest, chopped garlic, lamb mince, panko breadcrumbs and a generous pinch of salt and pepper to a bowl

Mix thoroughly until fully combined

Divide the mixture into 12 [24] and roll them into meatballs 

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Add the meatballs to a baking tray and put the tray in the oven for 10-15 min or until cooked through – these are your lemony lamb meatballs

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Meanwhile, combine the harissa paste with the juice of 1/2 [1] lemon and 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] olive oil in a large bowl – this is your harissa dressing 

Strip the mint leaves from their stems and chop them finely

Chop the dill finely, including the stalks 

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Once cooked, remove the lemony lamb meatballs from the oven and add them to the bowl of harissa dressing 

Gently mix the meatballs into the dressing until fully coated – these are your dressed lamb meatballs 

Rinse the salted cucumbers under cold water and shake off any excess liquid 

Cut the remaining lemon into 2 [4] wedges 

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Serve the freekeh with the natural yoghurt to the side (spread the yoghurt out with the back of a spoon)

Top with the salted cucumber and dressed lamb meatballs 

Drizzle over any remaining dressing, garnish with the chopped herbs and a lemon wedge

Enjoy!

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