Make these lamb and dill meatballs, then check out more delicious meatball recipes, such as our Greek lamb meatballs, healthy meatballs and vegetarian meatballs. We've also got plenty more healthy mince recipes for you to try, including meatballs, chillis and sauces.


  • 400g lamb mince
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and grated
  • a large handful dill, chopped
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 egg yolk


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 200g vine cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ small red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 or 1/2 normal cucumber ridge cucumber, halved lengthways and cut into half moons
  • 16 kalamata olives, drained
  • 200g feta, cubed


  • STEP 1

    Put the lamb mince in a bowl with the grated onion, dill, cumin, salt and egg yolk. Use clean hands to mix everything together, then roll into 20 little meatballs.

  • STEP 2

    Heat a large, non-stick frying pan and cook the meatballs, turning until browned all over and cooked through. There should be enough fat in the lamb to fry them without using any extra.

  • STEP 3

    To make the salad, whisk the oil and vinegar together then toss with all the other ingredients. Serve the meatballs with the salad.


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