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Mediterranean Turkey Meatball Skewers Recipe

The Mediterranean diet is trending, and chances are good that you already know about it; you may have even pinned and shared some amazing recipes by now. Though not completely Paleo in approach, we can learn from centuries of processed-free living.

Mediterranean Turkey Meatball Skewers

We can wisely and creatively take the healthiest ingredients of the diet and diversify our own so that spices can entertain our taste buds for years to come.

Using almond flour instead of bread crumbs is what makes this meatball skewers particularly special. The turkey and the almond melt into each other, making every mouthful a delight.

Almond flour is made from blanched almonds without skins; the almond meal is ground nuts with the skins on. You can use either of them as a thickener for soups, stews, gravies, or, yes, even as a binder for meatballs.

As a bonus, you will be increasing your vitamin E intake, as well as manganese, potassium, and copper. If you can’t find it at the store, you can grind your own almonds in a food processor – just be careful not to over-grind and end up with almond butter – in that case, you can make a dessert of Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Stuffed Dates instead!

For a warming starter, try pairing these turkey meatballs with a Simple Carrot Soup. If it’s a side you are after, then we are convinced that Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale are a match made in heaven; just harmonize the spices and season accordingly.

Mediterranean Turkey Meatball Skewers Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 20 min Cook: 15 min

Ingredients

Mediterranean Turkey Meatball Skewers Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Combine the turkey, almond flour, olives, green onion, garlic, fresh parsley, oregano, egg, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix everything until well combined, and form the mixture into equal size meatballs (about the size of a ping pong ball).
  4. Thread the meatballs and roughly chopped bell pepper, alternating meat/vegetables on skewers.
  5. Cook the meatballs skewers for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until the meatballs are cooked through.
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Mediterranean Turkey Meatball Skewers Recipe

Paleo Turkey Kebabs, aka Mediterranean meatball skewers, are made with almond flour and fresh spices, absolutely bursting with gluten-free flavor.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword meatballs, mediterranean style, skewer, turkey
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 240kcal
Cost 10

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives minced
  • 2 green onions minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 bell peppers roughly chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley minced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh oregano minced
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Wood or metal skewers

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to medium-high.
  • Combine the turkey, almond flour, olives, green onion, garlic, fresh parsley, oregano, egg, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    1 lb. ground turkey, 1/4 cup almond flour, 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, 2 green onions, 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 2 garlic cloves, 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, 1 tbsp. fresh oregano, 1 large egg, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Mix everything until well combined, and form the mixture into equal size meatballs (about the size of a ping pong ball).
  • Thread the meatballs and roughly chopped bell pepper, alternating meat/vegetables on skewers.
    2 bell peppers, Wood or metal skewers
  • Cook the meatballs skewers for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until the meatballs are cooked through.

Nutrition

Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 600mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2763IU | Vitamin C: 91mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 4mg