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Turkey Meatballs with tomato & herb salad

Active Time: 40 minutes / Cook Time: 20 minutes / Total Time: 60 minutes

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dry oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dry basil
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 slices almond flour bread loaf, toasted and processed into bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 red onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup flat leaf parsley leaves
  • 4 heirloom tomatoes, colorful, cut into large bite-sized chunks
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl mix beaten egg with garlic, parsley, dry oregano, dry basil, salt and pepper.
  3. Mix in ground turkey, bread crumbs, and grated parmesan.
  4. Shape 20 meatballs and place them on a non-stick baking pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through (no pink in the center).
  5. In a large bowl, toss sliced onion and vinegar together.
  6. Add garlic, fresh herbs, and cut tomatoes.
  7. Top with olive oil and fresh ground black pepper and toss lightly.
  8. Plate salad, reserving ½ for next day’s lunch, and top with 5 meatballs each.
  9. Package two portions to-go and store in the fridge.