Spicy Pork Meatball Recipe with Tzatziki Dip

Spicy pork meatballs with tzatziki

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Cook these spicy pork meatballs and serve on orzo and baby leaf greens for a healthy, low-fat midweek meal



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

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 348
  • Fat 7.6g
  • Saturates 2.5g
  • Carbs 26.3g
  • Sugars 3.5g
  • Fibre 3.7g
  • Protein 41.4g
  • Salt 0.7g