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


Make these spicy pork meatballs for an easy midweek meal, then try more delicious meatball recipes, such as our pork and sage meatballsItalian baked meatballs, healthy meatballs and vegetarian meatballs.



  • 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.

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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