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  • 500g lean pork mince (5% fat or less)
  • 1 small red onion, grated
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • a small bunch dill, chopped, plus a little extra to serve
  • a good pinch dried chilli flakes
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • olive oil spray
  • 200g orzo
  • 400g baby leaf greens, shredded and washed
  • 150g 0% fat greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ¼ large cucumber, halved, seeded and grated


  • STEP 1

    Put the pork, grated red onion (keeping aside 1 tbsp), lemon zest, 2 tbsp of the dill, chilli flakes and breadcrumbs in a bowl and season well. Mix well and form into little meatballs (roughly 28-30). Heat a large non-stick frying pan and spray with oil. Cook the meatballs, in batches, until browned and completely cooked through.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile boil the orzo in salted water until just tender, dropping in the greens for the final 3 minutes. Drain everything well then toss with 1/2 the lemon juice and lots of seasoning. Divide the orzo and greens between plates and top with the meatballs.

  • STEP 3

    Mix the yogurt, garlic, remaining grated red onion, cucumber, another 1 tbsp of the dill and the rest of the lemon juice and season. Serve with the meatballs and extra dill, if you like.

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