This healthy turkey meatballs dish is probably one of the most enjoyable healthy dinners I’ve had in a while! The roasted capsicum sauce is the star of this dish, bringing a rustic & homely flavour. It was the first time I’ve used my spiraliser that I was given by Reis for Christmas and I’m so happy with the result (yes, I know, I’m slow to the spiralising party!). It’s needless to say that you’ll be seeing a heap more spiralised meals from now on. I roasted the capsicum and meatballs in my new thermostone cookware (gifted by Decor) and the best news is you too can win a set of thermostone cookware worth RRP$134.80!
- 500gm lean turkey mince
- 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
- ½ cup baby spinach, chopped
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
- 1 egg, lightly whisked
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 4 Zucchini
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp pumpkin oil (available at health food stores) or avocado oil
- salt & pepper to taste
- ROASTED CAPSICUM SAUCE
- 2 red capsicums, cut into fifths
- 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
- 1 tsp fresh oregano
- ½ red onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove
- 4 tbs almond milk
- 4 tbs olive oil (to be used in 1 tbs amounts)
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- Line baking dish with baking paper & preheat oven to 220°C (or 200°C if fan forced).
- Place 1 tbs of olive oil & the capsicum into a freezer bag & shake until capsicum is coated with oil. Place in a baking dish and cook in oven for 35 minutes or until black char marks begin to appear (see photo).
- Place all ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl & gently work the ingredients together.
- Roll the mixture into balls; you should have 18-20 balls per batch.
- Line another baking dish with baking paper and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
- Meanwhile, start making your sauce. In a pan, sauté onion, garlic, & 1 tsp oil until cooked through (about 5 minutes on medium heat).
- Add capsicum, & the onion mix to the food processor, along with the almond milk, mixed herbs, salt, pepper & 1 tbs olive oil. Wizz until smooth & sauce like in texture.
- To make the zoodles (zucchini-noodles), use a vegetable spiraliser, then place zucchini strips into a pan with 1 tbs olive oil & sauté for a couple of minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve 4 meatballs on zoodles topped with capsicum sauce.
This is how I used my Thermostone – it was great to have baking dishes that didn’t take up the whole shelf in the oven which meant I could have both in there if I wanted and then if I was entertaining I could still use the other shelf for something like baked bread or a dessert.
WIN a set of Decor Thermostone baking dishes (RRP $134.80)!
Sorry this competition has now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Emma Boyd and thank you to everyone who entered creative meal ideas!
Thermostone is great because you can take it from oven, to table, to fridge, to microwave, to dishwasher! To enter just state in the comments below what healthy dish you would like to cook in these dishes. Open to Australian Residents Only, competition closes midnight 10 July 2016. Most creative entry wins! GO BABY, GO!!!