Spicy Ostrich Meatballs & Roasted Tomato Hummus [Week 1] Carey Erasmus February 13, 2018 Prep Time: 15 miniutes Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes Serves: 2-4 Your second recipe for the week… Ostrich Meatballs with Roasted Tomato Hummus & Pickled Cucumber Salad Ingredients 500 g baby rosa tomatoes, halved Olive oil Meatballs: 500 g ostrich or lean free range beef mince 2 garlic cloves, grated zest of 1 lemon handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped + extra 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) each of ground cumin, ground coriander and dried chillies 1 Tbs (15 ml) oat bran or 3 Tbs (45 ml) oats or 1 Tbs (15 ml) psyllium husk 1 egg, beaten Freshly ground salt and pepper Hummus: 400 g tinned chickpeas, drained 1 -2 garlic cloves 3 Tbs (45 ml) Tahini Juice of 1 lemon 1 tsp (5 ml) each of ground cumin, coriander and smoked paprika 3 Tbs (45 ml) Extra Virgin Olive Oil ( Willow Creek) To serve: 1 small Mediterranean cucumber, sliced ½ red onion, finely sliced 1 Tsp (15 ml) white wine vinegar 100 g baby spinach 100 g feta, cut into cubes (optional) Method Preheat oven to 220°C. Place tomatoes onto a foil lined roasting tray, drizzle with olive oil and roast for 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile combine the meatball ingredients together. Season well. Divide mixture into 10 -12 little meatballs. Use wet hands to do this. Add ¾ of the roasted tomatoes into a food processor, together with ¾ of the chickpeas, the garlic, tahini, lemon juice, spices and blend with enough olive oil to create a smooth creamy hummus consistency. Season to taste. Place the meatballs onto the same roasting tray, leaving room for the chickpeas on the side. Roast for 15 -20 minutes or until meatballs are golden brown. Meanwhile, combine the cucumber, onion and vinegar together in a serving bowl. Serve a few meatballs on a bed of tomato hummus, arrange some baby spinach and pickled cucumber salad on the side and sprinkle with remaining roasted tomatoes and crispy chickpeas. If you missed this week’s menu, check it out here. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.