L’eau de Cilantro

My hubby loves cilantro. In fact, the other day after I made a cilantro cream sauce, I walked past him and he complimented me on my perfume. This silly man must have forgot I don’t wear perfume… but what he was smelling was cilantro!

Tonight I wanted something light and citrusy so I made Cilantro Turkey meatballs with Lemon Couscous. I basically followed my usual Cilantro Turkey Burger recipe and shaped into small meatballs, which I sauteed until nicely browned. Here’s my recipe for Cilantro Turkey Meatballs:

1 pound lean ground turkey
1 half large red onion
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt olive oil

In a bowl, grate onion. This allows it to add moisture to the turkey and even cooking.
To the grated onion, add turkey, cilantro & spices.
Combine thoroughly without over handling.
Shape into meatballs, (walnut sized).
Heat up saute pan.
Add a little oil and cook the meatballs until nicely browned.

**I’m also submitting this to the Culinarty Original Recipes blogging event hosted by Lore! Check out Lore’s site for additional recipes and the upcoming round up for this blogging event next week!**

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17 Responses

  1. Mmm! Those sound great! And that perfume you’re wearing is lovely! πŸ™‚

  2. Those look really good! It sounds like it would go so good with the couscous. Ive just recently come around to ground turkey, so I will have to give these babies a try.

  3. This is a good recipe for me to try since I’ve got some cilantro growing.

  4. Those look delicious. I will have to make those soon.

  5. We’re also a cilantro-loving people, so I’m going to be all over this one.

  6. We love cilantro too! I’m bookmarking this one. Looks like a light summer meal.

  7. I am a big meatball, lemon & cilantro fan. What a great combo. Good luck with the blogging event!

  8. I can’t wait to try this. I wish my cilantro would grow faster!

  9. These look great and I’m sure they were a delight with couscous.
    Thank you for your entry!

  10. LOL at cilantro perfume. DH has asked me numerous times if I could find a bacon-scented perfume.

  11. This recipe sounds so good. I love cilatro too! I’ll have to try it next week. πŸ™‚

  12. i LOVE cilantro too! i’ll have to try this recipe πŸ™‚

  13. youve been tagged..see my blog for rules!
    lovestoeat

  14. RYC: It’s so funny you left that comment! I read my trial issue of CI and LOVED it! I’m definitely getting myself a subscription!

  15. I am going to have to try these! Yum!!

  16. Oh they look so good. Anything with cilantro and turkey is welcomed here.

  17. I love anything with cilantro also so I can understand your husband’s addictions. The turkey balls look great!

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