Jerusalem's Turkey & Zucchini Meatballs

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Author Michael Herman


  • 1 lb ground turkey I like a mix of white and dark meat
  • 1 large zucchini coarsely grated
  • 3 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne or other ground hot pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the meatballs.  Mix with your hands and then shape into 15-20 meatballs, depending on desired size.  Place meatballs on a baking sheet.  Place in the oven for about 10 minutes, until just cooked through.

  2. To serve, transfer to a serving dish. Top with our pomegranate tahini.