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August 2, 2010 / Michelle Ferris

Greek Dinner – Lamb, tzatziki, beets, quinoa

Greek sounded so delicious! It had to be done. But how do you make tzatziki without the necessary ingredients? By bastardizing it, that’s how. We did lamb meatballs with dill-roasted beets, and quinoa with tzatziki. So good!

Lamb:

1 lb ground lamb

1/4 C minced basil

1/3 C finely minced onion

2 tsp garlic powder

1/8 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

Tzatziki:

1/4 C minced mint

Solids from one can chilled coconut milk

Ascorbic acid to taste

1 tsp brown rice syrup

Beets:

2 large golden beets, cut into wedges

1 tsp grapeseed oil

1 Tbsp dill

1 tsp garlic powder

dash ascorbic acid

salt & pepper to taste

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees, center rack.
  • Mix beet ingredients together and coat wedges thoroughly.
  • Lay beets on cookie sheet or foil.
  • Cook for 15 minutes, leaving room in oven for lamb.
  • Mix coconut milk with ascorbic acid, sugar, and mint.
  • Chill in fridge.
  • Mix all lamb ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Knead together well.
  • Form into balls (should form into about 6-8).
  • Set in pyrex pan and bake alongside beets.
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes.
  • If possible, give the lamb a minute on the high rack under the broiler just before serving to give it nice color.
  • Serve with pre-cooked quinoa.
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  1. Terry Sherman / Aug 15 2010 6:43 am

    Wow. This sounded great, so I tried it. Just wanted to give you some feedback. Basically… WOW! The lamb and tsasiki turned out delicious! The beets were good, too, though I’m not personally as big a fan of beets anyhow. But the lamb and tsasiki were top notch. Thanks for posting this!

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