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Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman

Lamb Meatballs in Pistachio Pesto

20 MINPrep Time
20 MINCook Time
16 meatballsServings
(1)
by Giadzy
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
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In Italy, Easter is traditionally celebrated with some kind of lamb dish. This fun twist on classic meatballs is a crowd-pleasing way to get lamb on the Easter table. 

In Italy, Easter feasts are almost always centered around a main course of lamb: beautiful stuffed legs of lamb or braised lamb shanks are customary centerpiece dishes. These meatballs are a delicious shortcut to getting lamb on the Easter table with much less fuss! 

Pistachio pesto from Kazzen makes a delicious pairing, but you can substitute it by blending roughly 6 ounces of shelled pistachios with just enough olive oil to help it come together.

Lamb Meatballs in Pistachio Pesto

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Lamb Meatballs in Pistachio Pesto

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Servings

16

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Calories

228

Author:

Giadzy

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Oil rimmed baking sheet with 1 tablespoon oil.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the egg, milk and breadcrumbs. Allows the mixture to sit for 5 minutes. Stir in the ricotta, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup parmesan, lemon zest, mint and basil. Using your hands, gently fold in the lamb.
  3. Scoop 2 tablespoon sized mounds of the meat mixture and roll between your hands to smooth into balls. Drizzle with the remaining tablespoon olive oil and bake, flipping them 3/4 of the way through, until lightly browned and cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a clean large bowl mix together the pistachio pesto, lemon juice, water, remaining 1/2 cup parmesan and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. When the meatballs are cooked, remove them to the bowl and toss gently to coat the meatballs in the sauce. Serve over arugula with a drizzle of olive oil, squeeze of lemon and sprinkling of parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
16
per serving
Calories
228
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
4 grams
Protein
10 grams
Fat
19 grams
Saturated Fat
6 grams
Cholestrol
44 milligrams
Sodium
357 milligrams
Fiber
1 grams

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2 reviews & comments

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    Janita - May 24
    ★★★★★
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    Dear God! This was fantastic! I made it exactly as the recipe said, and it was truly awesome! Another winner!

    The Giadzy Kitchen - May 24

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