Toasted Sesame Seed-Crusted Turkey Meatballs with Sweet Harissa Yogurt Sauce


1 c plain Greek-style yogurt

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp harissa paste

1 tbsp orange juice

2 tsp dried Valencia orange peel

1 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp ground Saigon cinnamon


1/2 c finely chopped onion

1/4 c plain bread crumbs

1 egg, beaten

1-1/2 tsp ground allspice

1 tsp ground coriander seed

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp dried mint flakes

1 tsp Sicilian sea salt

1 tsp coarsely ground Tellicherry black peppercorns

2 (1.62-oz each) jars sesame seeds, toasted


Sweet Harissa Yogurt Sauce

Mix all ingredients in small bowl until well blended.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Toasted Sesame Seed-Crusted Turkey Meatballs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix turkey, onion, bread crumbs, egg and seasonings in large bowl. Shape into 36 (1-inch) meatballs. Roll in sesame seeds to evenly coat.

Place on foil-lined shallow baking pan.

Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through. Drain on paper towels.

Serve with Yogurt Sauce.