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Tuna meatballs

  • Dairy Free Diet

    Excludes foods such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and their by-products.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Method

  • Place a frying pan over high heat and add the olive oil. Add the onion, the leek and the garlic finely chopped, and sauté them for 3-4 minutes until caramelized.
  • Transfer the veggies into a bowl and -ideally- let them cool for 5 minutes.
  • Add the dried breadcrumbs, the fennel seeds, the zest, pepper, salt, the mint (στο αγγλικό), the tuna drained, and the egg. Mix well until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Place a frying pan with the seed oil over medium heat and let it get very hot.
  • Shape 12 meatballs of the mixture (20 g each) and add them into a baking pan with the flour. 
  • Transfer them to the hot oil and fry them for 3-4 minutes, until golden and cooked through.
  • Remove, transfer them to paper towels, and let them cool a little.

To serve

  • In a bowl mix the yogurt, the mint, salt, pepper, and set it aside.
  • Thread the tuna meatballs onto wooden skewers along with the cherry tomatoes or the pepper, and serve with the yogurt sauce.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

98
Calories (kcal)
5 %

Calories

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.

7.1
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.

1.3
Saturated Fat (g)
7 %

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.

4.4
Total Carbs (g)
2 %

Carbohydrates

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.

1.1
Sugars (g)
1 %

Sugars

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.

4.0
Protein (g)
8 %

Protein

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.

0.6
Fibre (g)
2 %

Fibers

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.

0.24
Sodium (g)
4 %

Salt

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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