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Lamb Meatballs with Garlic Turmeric Tahini

Recipe by: Noreen Wasti

New from our Chef in Residence, these herbaceous, nutty, and spiced lamb meatballs are reminiscent of Lebanese kafta or kebabs.

"They come together quickly in one bowl and are baked off in the oven on a sheet tray, no fuss. This recipe gets a hint of garlic from ROSETTE in the cooking process and in the vibrant yellow tahini sauce along with a bite of acidity from PARASOL. Great for a family style meal that’s both hearty and bright. Enjoy alongside warm pita or steamed rice!" - Noreen Wasti

For the Meatballs


  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 small yellow onion, grated or minced
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (about 6) prunes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios, plus a sprinkle more for garnishing
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Aleppo pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • Brightland ROSETTE garlic olive oil
  • fresh dill, torn for garnish
For the Garlic Turmeric Tahini




  • 1 Preheat the oven to 425F.
  • 2 In a large bowl combine the lamb, onion, parsley, mint, prunes, pistachios, egg, Aleppo pepper, cumin, fennel seeds, and salt. Mix well until fully combined.
  • 3 Drizzle a large baking sheet with ROSETTE garlic olive oil.
  • 4 Roll the lamb into golf ball size meatballs and place on the baking sheet in a single layer.
  • 5 Drizzle the tops of the meatballs with ROSETTE garlic olive oil.
  • 6 Bake for 18-20 minutes until the meatballs are fully cooked, flipping once at the halfway mark.
  • 7 In the meantime prepare the garlic tahini by whisking the tahini, ROSETTE garlic olive oil, PARASOL vinegar, turmeric, and salt in a small bowl. Add water one tablespoon at a time as needed until it’s smooth and pourable. Taste for seasoning.
  • 8 To serve, spread the garlic turmeric tahini onto a platter with the lamb meatballs on top.
  • 9 Garnish with fresh dill and a sprinkle of chopped pistachios. Enjoy immediately!