Lamb Meatballs with Lemony Orzo

Lamb Meatballs with Lemony Orzo

When life gives you lemons, make this delicious orzo pasta dish!



1lb ground lamb

1 small red onion, diced

1 tsp salt and pepper

3 cloves garlic, grated

½ tsp ground coriander

½ tsp ground cumin

4 Tbs chopped dill

¼ cup crumbled feta

Orzo pasta

1 lemon

Olive oil

1 cup yogurt



  1. In a bowl, combine ground lamb, diced red onion, salt and pepper, 2 cloves grated garlic, ground coriander, ground cumin, chopped dill and crumbled feta.
  2. Mix well and form into about 21 balls, 2 Tbsp in size. Bake on a greased sheet pan at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes. 
  3. Cook orzo to package directions, then drain and return to pan.
  4. Add zest and juice of lemon, a bit of salt and a few tablespoons of olive oil to the orzo.
  5. Mix yogurt with 1 clove grated garlic and a pinch of salt. Serve meatballs over lemon orzo with a dollop of garlicky yogurt and extra dill for garnish if desired.
May 3, 2022
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