Turkey and roasted asparagus meatballs

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Clean and lean meatballs are one of my favourite snacking foods. Tonight i’ve made up a batch of these turkey meatballs with hidden roasted asparagus for you to try. No grains or e-numbers in these bad boys, no alphabet in them at all come to think of it! Only wholesome, healthy, nutritious ingredients.

Roasting the asparagus and blitzing it into the mix makes them really tasty and juicy.

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I love adding a drizzle of tahini sauce which adds a creamy taste to each bite. Pack in a tuperware and into your picnic basket or lunchbox they go.

Makes 16 turkey meatballs

Ingredients

  • 200g turkey mince
  • 300g pork mince
  • 1 small onion (50g)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 100g of fine asparagus spears
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon of oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon of bruschetta seasoning
  • Zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 5g of chopped fresh parsley, plus more to serve
Tahini sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of tahini
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • Dash of apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Method

Preheat the oven to 190C (fan assisted.)

Place the asparagus on a baking tray with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Roast for 10 minutes. Once cooked, puree with a hand blender.

Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic.

Combine the mince, onion, garlic, pureed asparagus, tomato puree, coconut aminos, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, bruschetta seasoning, oregano, lemon zest, chopped parsley, salt and pepper together in a bowl and mix well.

Shape into meatballs, about the size of a large walnut and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Turn half way through for even cooking and drain the juices, continue cooking until the full 20 minutes is up and they’re golden brown.

Tahini sauce

Mix all the ingredients together in small bowl until smooth. It should be thin enough to drizzle but not watery.

Drizzle the tahini sauce over the turkey meatballs and scatter with chopped fresh parsley.

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Jo Harding

Jo Harding

My food philosophy is all about awakening a carefree, happier, healthier you whilst reducing inflammation and toxins in the body. I believe the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a super strong gut so my recipes are all grain, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. I want my blog to show how simple and tasty healthy food really is and by using a little imagination, you can still enjoy all your ‘crust’ food favourites without feeling bored or deprived. I’m here to show you that eating low starch paleo is so much more than just bland meat and overboiled veg!

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