Paleo Lamb Meatballs with Cucumber Salad and Creamy Dill Sauce

I love meatballs. These lamb meatballs have the perfect amount of spices and pair perfectly with a cooling yogurt sauce and fresh, bright salad. It sounds fancy but I promise it is not. I love lamb in this recipe because it is naturally fatty and can be baked without sacrificing juiciness or flavor. However, feel free to use grass-fed lamb instead.

Another great idea is to prep these meatballs along with the sauce ahead of time for the week. It makes the perfect on-the-go meal!

Paleo Lamb Meatballs with Cucumber Salad and Creamy Dill Sauce

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, sauce
Cuisine glutenfree, Paleo, whole30
Keyword lambmeatballs, meatballs, paleomeatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 people
Author lexiborr

Ingredients

For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb. grass-fed ground lamb
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

For the yogurt sauce:

  • 1/2 cup dairy free plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

For the side salad:

  • 1 english cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 3 red radish thinly sliced
  • 1/4 red onion sliced
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • fresh squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 425°F.

  2. In a large bowl combine all meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands.

  3. Form into balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Broil for the last 5 minutes to get a nice crisp.

  5. Meanwhile, combine all yogurt ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Serve with the meatballs.

  6. Combine all ingredients for salad and serve with meatballs!

Recipe Notes

For the yogurt sauce, I used Kite Hill Foods plain dairy-free greek style yogurt. If you are not dairy-free, feel free to use a plain greek yogurt. 

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