Yield: 20 "meatballs"

Greek Zucchini Meatballs

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

This meatless, healthy dinner recipe will satisfy even your hungriest and pickest eaters. These vegetarian Greek Zucchini Meatballs are packed with flavor, and even the texture is perfect. Serve them up with a side of homemade tzatziki sauce and pita bread!

Ingredients

For the "meatballs":

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • several cranks of black pepper
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp greek seasoning
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese

For the tzatziki sauce:

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ cup diced cucumber (about 1 cucumber)
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 tsp greek seasoning

Instructions

  1. Prepare the tzatziki sauce first, ahead of time. I prefer to make my sauce in morning, and allowing it to sit in the fridge all day until dinner. The longer time it has to sit, the better the flavor. But don't worry, if you forgot to make it ahead of time, it will still taste amazing.
  2. For the sauce, combine all the ingredients in a bowl, then cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Be sure to dice your onions and cucumbers SMALL.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with non stick foil. Set aside.
  4. In a large skillet, drizzle olive oil and heat over medium high heat. Add garlic and saute for about 1 minute. Add in shredded zucchini.
  5. Cook for about 5 minutes, until most of the water in the skillet has evaporated. Transfer to a colander and press out remaining liquid.
  6. In a large bowl combine bread crumbs, egg, seasonings, and parmesan cheese. Mix with the zucchini until fully blended.
  7. Using a 2Tbsp scoop, form 20 balls, rolling tightly, and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until firm and lightly browned.
  8. Serve meatballs with tzatziki sauce on a pita! ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1 meatball

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 55Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 322mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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