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Greek meatballs with yogurt ouzo sauce

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


For the yogurt ouzo sauce

  • In a bowl, combine the yogurt, lemon zest, 1 tablespoon olive oil, mint, salt and pepper.
  • Add the ouzo, mix and set aside.
  • The yogurt has to be strained so that it can soak up the moisture of the rest of the ingredients.

For the meatballs

  • In a bowl, add the water and the bread. Allow it to soak.
  • Wring the bread with your hands to remove all of the water and place in another bowl.
  • Add the ground pork, ground beef, eggs, parsley, oregano, garlic, onion, mint, cumin, pepper, salt and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix thoroughly until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
  • It’s important to add enough salt at this time because you won’t be able to add more salt after frying.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Place a pan with sunflower oil over medium to high heat and let it get hot. You want to add enough sunflower oil so that it covers the meatballs while frying.
  • Shape the mixture into 20 balls (20-25 g each) and dredge them in the flour.
  • Tap to remove excess flour and add them to the hot oil in the pan in batches.
  • Fry for 2-3 minutes until golden and mix every so often.
  • When ready, remove from pan and transfer to paper towels so they can drain from excess oil.
  • Serve with fries, yogurt ouzo sauce and mint leaves.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
6 %


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)
10 %

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)
10 %

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)
2 %


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)
1 %


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)
13 %


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)
2 %


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)
9 %


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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