- February 3, 2019 at 12:39 am #396045mosParticipant
Spinach-Turkey Meatballs with Vegetable Orzo
2 cups baby spinach
3 garlic cloves
1 lb ground turkey
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 tbs basil, dried
1 tbs oregano, dried
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
3/4 cup whole wheat orzo, dry
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
2 tabs olive oil
1 tbs lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh basil
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
Put baby spinach and garlic in food processor. Pulse into very small pieces.
Mix turkey, egg, cheese, spinach and garlic mixture, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and the breadcrumbs into a large mixing bowl.
Form into about 16 meatballs. May need to add a little more breadcrumbs if mixture is too wet to form.
Bake meatballs for 20-25 minutes at 400F.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add the orzo and cook for 8 to 9 min. Drain in a colander. Put back into the pot and mix well with olive oil to prevent it from sticking.
While the orzo is cooking, dice peppers and onion into small pieces. Slice basil into thin strips.
Add peppers, onion, garlic, lemon juice, fresh basil, salt, and pepper in with the orzo. Mix well.
Serve meatballs over a bed of orzo. Serves 4
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