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Here's a gorgeous pasta lunch salad for you to try out: my Greek pasta salad with juicy lamb meatballs, fresh dill and cucumber.

Greek Pasta Salad with Lamb Meatballs

Course Lunch
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 12,5 oz Greek pasta (orzo) (350 g)
  • 1 small fresh cucumber
  • 10,5 oz lamb mince (300 g)
  • 3 oz feta cheese (85 g), crumbled
  • 2,5 oz black olives (70 g), chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano chopped
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest grated
  • a handful fresh dill chopped
  • ½ small red onion chopped
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Add the lamb mince, crumbled feta cheese and chopped olives to a mixing bowl.

  2. Here's a gorgeous pasta lunch salad for you to try out: my Greek pasta salad with juicy lamb meatballs, fresh dill and cucumber.
  3. Knead the lamb well. Then stir in the dried oregano, cinnamon and half of the lemon zest. Season with some pepper and salt. Knead well. Divide the mince into even portions and make meatballs. Mine were about 1 oz (30 g). Place the meatballs on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

  4. Here's a gorgeous pasta lunch salad for you to try out: my Greek pasta salad with juicy lamb meatballs, fresh dill and cucumber.
  5. Then bake them for about 20 to 25 minutes in a preheated oven at 356°F (180°C) until cooked. In the meantime fill a medium pan with water and add some salt. Place the pan over high heat until boiling. Then add the orzo.

  6. Here's a gorgeous pasta lunch salad for you to try out: my Greek pasta salad with juicy lamb meatballs, fresh dill and cucumber.
  7. Cook the orzo until tender and strain it. Transfer the cooked pasta to a large mixing bowl. Add the chopped onion, fresh dill and remaining lemon zest. Slice the cucumber in half, remove the softer inside with a teaspoon and chop the cucumber finely. Also add this to the pasta.

  8. Here's a gorgeous pasta lunch salad for you to try out: my Greek pasta salad with juicy lamb meatballs, fresh dill and cucumber.
  9. Stir well. Then season with pepper and salt. Drizzle with olive oil. Remove the cooked meatballs from the oven and add them to the pasta.

  10. Here's a gorgeous pasta lunch salad for you to try out: my Greek pasta salad with juicy lamb meatballs, fresh dill and cucumber.
  11. Stir well. Then check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt to taste. Divide the salad over plates and serve.
  12. Here's a gorgeous pasta lunch salad for you to try out: my Greek pasta salad with juicy lamb meatballs, fresh dill and cucumber.