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Turkey meatballs with fruity couscous recipe

Turkey meatballs with fruity couscous recipe

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Use turkey mince to make delicious meatballs. Serve with fruity couscous and a dollop of Greek yogurt for a super quick and easy midweek meal. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 432 calories / serving


  • 500g turkey breast mince 2% fat
  • 1 tsp curry powder (optional)
  • ½ onion, grated
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil​
  • 300g dried couscous
  • 40g raisins
  • 1 vegetable stock cube, made up to 500ml
  • 2 medium carrots, coarsely grated
  • 1 Braeburn apple, finely chopped
  • ½ pepper, finely chopped
  • 60g baby leaf salad
  • Greek-style yogurt, to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    7g 11%
  • Saturates

    2g 8%
  • Sugars

    13g 15%
  • Salt

    1.1g 18%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 49.8g Protein 39.1g Fibre 5.4g


  1. Put the turkey mince in a bowl and season well with salt and black pepper. Add the curry powder and grated onion and mix well. Divide the mixture into 16 and roll into balls.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan with a lid. Add the meatballs and cook covered over medium heat, shaking the pan regularly for 10-12 mins or until browned all over and cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, put the couscous into a large bowl along with the raisins. Pour over the hot vegetable stock and cover the bowl; stand for 10 mins to soak.
  4. Fluff the couscous with a fork and stir through the grated carrot, chopped apple and pepper.
  5. Set aside about 400g of the couscous salad for lunches tomorrow. Divide the rest of the couscous between 4 plates and top each with 4 meatballs, adding a small handful of salad leaves to each plate and a dollop of yogurt, if you like.

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