Turkey meatballs with green couscous

Turkey meatballs with green couscous

These are made with low-fat turkey mince and courgette, plus feta for a boost of flavour.

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HealthySource of iron
  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook30 mins
  • Total time40 mins
  • Pluscooling

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  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 courgette, grated
  • 400g essential Waitrose British turkey breast and thigh minceessential Waitrose British turkey breast and thigh mince
  • 2 tsp ground allspice
  • 50g essential Waitrose feta cheese, crumbled
  • 25g flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 250g wholewheat couscous
  • 200g frozen peas
  • ½ x 25g pack mint
  • ½ x 28g pack coriander
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 100g rocket leaves


  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C, gas mark 4. Fry the onion in ½ tbsp oil over a medium heat for 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes; cool. Meanwhile, squeeze any excess liquid from the courgette.

  2. Mix together the onion and garlic, courgette, turkey, allspice, feta and a handful of parsley. Season, roll into 12 balls and bake for 20 minutes.

  3. Put the couscous and peas in a bowl, pour on 250ml boiling water; cover with cling film. Sit for 5 minutes, then fork through.

  4. Blitz the remaining parsley and oil with the other herbs; season. Toss with the couscous and remaining ingredients, then serve with the meatballs.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,094kJ/ 497kcals



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