In this months issue, we learned all about how to make three delicious types of meatballs, but we thought that you might need one more. These terrific lamb meatballs are perfect any time of the year, and the yogurt sauce kicks them up to a whole new level!

Lamb Meatballs

Yield: Makes 12 medium meatballs


400 g ground lamb

½ onion, grated

1 tsp salt

1½ tsp (cumin

5 cloves garlic, fine chop

Pinch ground cloves

½ tsp fennel

½ lemon, zest only

2 Tbs (30 mL) oil


  1. Combine all ingredients except oil in a medium bowl and form into balls.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan.
  3. Add meatballs and cook, turning regularly, for 12 - 15 minutes.
  4. Cut one open to be sure there is no sign of pink.

Yogurt Sauce


¾ cup (180 mL) Greek yogurt

½ lemon, juice and zest

7 leaves fresh mint, fine chop

½ tsp cumin


  1. Combine all ingredients and reserve for 1 hour for flavours to develop.
  2. Serve with rice or pita bread with roasted veggies.

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