Lemon Basil Greek Meatballs
Simple ground pork meatballs seasoned with light and bright lemon pepper and fresh basil. Served with a tangy kalamata olive and cucumber yogurt sauce, it's a perfectly light 30 minute dinner for your family.
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30 minute dinner, meatballs, pork
can substitute beef or turkey too!
fresh basil leaves
grated or finely diced
juice of 1 lemon
chopped kalamata olives
an english cucumber finely diced
of salt and pepper
Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with tin foil.
In a mixing bowl combine pork, lemon pepper, sliced basil leaves, salt, and onion. Mix well with a fork or hands.
Using a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon or cookie scoop, scoop the meatballs and place them on the baking sheet.
Drizzle all of the meatballs with olive oil.
Bake meatballs for 15-17 minutes until internal temperature is 145 degrees.
While the meatballs are in the oven, in a mixing bowl combine the yogurt, chopped olives, cucumber, lemon juice, pinch of salt and pepper, and minced garlic.
Mix and place in the refrigerator to set.
When meatballs are finished serve along side a fresh salad and the yogurt sauce!
Feel free to sub in any type of ground protein you like! I think beef, lamb, or even turkey would be delicious for these Greek meatballs with lemon and basil.