Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Lamb and mint meatballs recipe

Meatballs are a versatile dinner recipe you can serve your family. These meatballs are perfect served with a yoghurt dipping sauce when you have guests. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder




  • 500g lamb, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground pepper

Mint yoghurt:

  • 1 cup plain unflavoured yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped


Preheat oven to 200°C.

Combine all meatball ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.

Roll into walnut-sized balls size and place on greased baking tray.

Cook in oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.

Remove from the oven and drain on a paper towel-lined plate to catch any excess fat.

Serve, or chill in an airtight container in fridge (these can also be frozen and reheated for later). Reheat in a 180°C oven for 5-8 minutes.

To make the mint yoghurt, mix all ingredients together in a bowl then chill until serving.

Serve with toothpicks and napkins.



  • Those of you out there who are watching your waistlines and willing yourself into your swimming costume will love this recipe. Not only is it yummy, easy and a real crowd pleaser, it's also low fat!
  • I've been going a bit crazy with mint at the moment because it's just so fresh smelling and tasting. Luckily, it grows prolifically in our herb garden!
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zelaand’s best recipe finder.