This is my seventh meatball recipe on the blog.
But heck, I think 2015 is going to be the year of “back to basics.”
Besides, there are 9023453 ways you can reinvent “spaghetti and meatballs,” especially when you have a spiralizer.
I’ve done quinoa crusted chicken parm meatballs.
I’ve even done Asian pork meatballs with daikon noodles.
I’ve tried cauliflower meatballs.
If that wasn’t enough, I’ve done Halloween themed ‘balls (err, oozing eyeballs.)
And finally, I’ve done greek-feta meatballs with pesto zucchini noodles. And today, I’m making a gluten-free version of those meatballs (hold the breadcrumbs!) and pairing them instead with a Mediterranean-themed tomato sauce and beet noodles. Because it’s winter.
I love these Greek-feta meatballs, because they remind me of the vacation that Lu and I took to Greece in July 2013. What a trip! I actually recapped it, here.
When we were deciding on our honeymoon, we desperately wanted to return to Greece, but we figured we had the rest of our lives to double-dip in the vacation department.
We decided to go somewhere completely new and totally relaxing. We didn’t want to be tempted to go “adventure.” So, Hawaii was out. We didn’t want to feel guilty for not checking out the sights. Another reason why Greece was out.
Finally, we decided on Riviera Maya. We’re staying at a gorgeous-looking hotel called The Viceroy. I really can’t wait. I’m more excited to get married, of course, but close second: the honeymoon.
I’m sure I’ll come back with some Mexican-themed meatballs. I’m thinking a spicy jalapeño meatball with an avocado-lime pasta sauce.
So, yes, today’s another meatball – but it’s packed with salty, savory and robust flavor: the tomatoes, the kalamata olives, the capers, everything just works symbiotically for a Mediterranean-themed dish that won’t break the diet bank.
Actually, this recipe is enough for 4-6 people, depending on how many meatballs you’re serving up. You can top with 2-3 meatballs. These pictures show mini-portions, just because it looked prettier for the pictures!
What are your favorite classic dishes that you’d like to see Inspiralized?
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