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Mediterranean Bowls

  • 4 Servings
  • 20 mins Prep Time
  • 45 mins Total Time

Ingredients

Turkey Meatballs

  • 2 lbs. 93% Lean / 7% Fat Ground Turkey
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp. tahini
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped dill fronds
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley leaves

Lemon-Tumeric Rice

  • 1 tbsp. butter (or avocado oil)
  • 1/4 cup minced shallot
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon (about 1 tbsp.)
  • 1 1/2 cups white basmati rice
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 3 cups chicken broth

Tahini Drizzle

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1-2 tbsp. warm water

Optional Toppings for the Bowls

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Pitted and halved green olives
  • Baby arugula
  • Fresh dill fronds
  • Halved cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumber, cut into the half moons
  • Pita bread
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Step 1

    Make the Rice: Heat a saucepan over medium heat and melt the butter. Add the shallot and garlic and cook, stirring, until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the lemon zest, rice, salt and turmeric and continue to cook, toasting the rice until fragrant and lightly browned, about 4 more minutes. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir and reduce the heat to a light simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and keep covered for 10 more minutes to allow it to continue to steam.
  • Step 2

    Make the Meatballs: Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine the turkey, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, coriander, cumin, allspice, paprika, sesame seeds, tahini, dill, and parsley. Mix until well combined. Roll into 1-inch meatballs and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Transfer to the oven and bake until cooked through and golden brown on the top, 15 to 18 minutes.
  • Step 3

    Make the Tahini Drizzle: To make the tahini drizzle simply combine the tahini and lemon juice in a bowl. Add 1 tbsp of warm water at a time and whisk until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Step 4

    Build your own bowls: Serve the lemon-turmeric rice, meatballs, and tahini drizzle with your desired toppings and build your own bowl!

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