Friday, May 29, 2020

Harissa Chicken Meatballs with Couscous and Cucumber Herb Salad

Spices inward My DNA


For the harissa chicken meatballs

  • i
    ground chicken*

  • one/4
    loving cup
    harissa paste*

  • iii
    cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • i/four
    loving cup
    finely chopped xanthous onion

  • ane/four
    packed apartment-foliage parsley, finely chopped

  • one
    finely chopped fresh dill

  • 1
    finely chopped fresh mint

  • i/ii
    table salt

  • i/4

  • 2
    olive oil, for pan frying

For the cucumber herb salad

  • i i/two
    diced seedless cucumber

  • juice of ane/2 a large lemon

  • two
    finely chopped carmine onion

  • ane
    finely chopped fresh dill

  • tablespoon
    finely chopped fresh mint

  • table salt and pepper to taste

For the bowls

  • couscous, rice, quinoa, or your favorite bowl base

  • your favorite hummus

  • crumbled feta

  • fresh dill and mint

  • extra harissa paste, optional

  • extra virgin olive crude

  • lemon wedges


  1. Begin past making the meatballs. Preheat oven to 400℉ in addition to business a baking sail alongside parchment newspaper. In a medium bowl, combine the earth chicken, harissa, garlic, onion, parsley, dill, mint, salt, as well as pepper. Mix alongside your hands until simply combined. Wet or crude your hands to brand the rolling process easier, too coil into 12-xiv meatballs.

  2. Heat a big nonstick skillet or form Fe pan over medium to medium-high rut. Add olive fossil oil. Once hot, add together the meatballs in addition to make for 3-4 minutes per side, or until deeply gold brown. Transfer meatballs to prepared baking canvas too bake for 12-fifteen minutes or until cooked through.

  3. While meatballs are baking, make the cucumber herb salad. In a modest bowl, stir together the diced cucumber, lemon juice, ruby onion, dill, and mint. Season to taste alongside common salt and pepper.

  4. To assemble bowls, spread a generous dollop of hummus on the bottom of your bowl. Top with couscous or your preferred bowl base of operations, followed by a few scoops of cucumber herb salad and the meatballs. Sprinkle amongst crumbled feta as well as torn fresh dill and mint. Drizzle on a piddling harissa glue if you lot’d like. Drizzle bowls with a lilliputian extra virgin olive rock oil and a squeeze of lemon. Serve with extra lemon wedges.

Recipe Notes

*For your earth chicken, it’sec important to role regular earth chicken with the thigh centre, and non ground chicken breast, for optimal flavour too texture inwards these meatballs. If you lot function earth chicken chest, they’ll be dry in addition to not most equally flavorful.
*I like the Mina brand - the spicy version, which I notwithstanding find to be super mild. If you lot’re using the Trader Joe’s harissa, you lot might desire to scale downwardly to 1 or two tablespoons, every bit it’sec super spicy! Make sure yous taste any harissa you’re using before adding it to the meatballs, to guess how much y'all might call for.

Overhead shot of a bowl with hummus, meatballs, and cucumber salad