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Greek meatball soup – Yuvarlakia

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Greek meatball soup – Yuvarlakia


For the meatball soup

  • In a blender add the onion, the garlic, and 2 tablespoons water. Beat very well.
  • Put the mixture in a tea towel and squeeze well so that the whole water is removed.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add the ground beef, the rice, the dill and the mint finely chopped, salt, pepper, olive oil, and mix very well.
  • Shape 18-20 meatballs and add them into a pot.
  • Add the water, the lemon peels, the bay leaves, the vegetable stock, and cover with the lid. Simmer over low heat for 30-40 minutes.

For the egg-lemon sauce

  • In a bowl add the yolks, the corn starch, the juice of 2 lemons, the dill, and whisk well.
  • Very slowly, add to the bowl 2-3 ladlefuls of the stock where the meatballs boiled, by whisking constantly.
  • Transfer to the pot and stir lightly for 30 seconds, or until it comes to a boil.
  • Serve with feta cheese, bread, olive oil, oregano, and pepper.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
17 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
27 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
30 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
9 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
2 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
40 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
4 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
15 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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