500 g beef mince or lamb mince
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp jarred crushed garlic
1 ½ tsp dried mint leaves
1 ½ tsp dried oregano leaves
1 cos lettuce, chopped
1 large Lebanese cucumber, chopped
200 g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
⅓ cup Greek lemon dressing
100 g firm feta cheese, cubed
- Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced). Line a tray with baking paper. Place mince, egg, parsley, tomato paste, garlic, oregano and mint in a bowl, and season with salt and pepper. Mix until well combined.
- Roll tablespoons full of mixture into balls and place onto tray. Bake in the oven for 20-25 min, or until cooked. Drain on paper towel and allow to cool slightly.
- Toss lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes and half of the Greek dressing in a bowl. Arrange on a platter. Top with meatballs and feta. Drizzle with remaining dressing. Garnish with olives and a sprinkle of dried mint. Serve with tzatziki and toasted pita bread, if desired.