Mediterranean Lamb Meatball Salad

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Mediterranean Lamb Meatball Salad

Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • Air Fryer


  • 2 lb ground lamb
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tsp kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 English cucumber, cut into 1/8-inch rounds
  • 1/4 small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • Mix together lamb, bread crumbs, onion, parsley, heavy cream, egg, salt, cumin, cinnamon, red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper in a large bowl until just combined.
  • Roll lamb mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls.
  • Spray crisper tray with olive oil cooking spray and, working in batches, arrange lamb balls in an even layer in the air fryer.
  • Set temperature to 375°F/190°C and time to 10 to 15 minutes, then press Start/Stop to cook until fully cooked. Repeat with remaining lamb balls.
  • Meanwhile, toss together cucumbers, red onion, lemon, oil, dill and feta in a large bowl.
  • Serve lamb meatballs with cucumber salad.
  • Tip: Add 1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives to cucumber salad in step 5 for a briney twist.
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