Sunday, January 23, 2011

Meatballs with Couscous and Feta

1 pound ground lamb or beef
1/4 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 cup sliced green onions
kosher salt and black pepper
1 cup couscous
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 plum tomatoes, sliced
1/2 English cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
4 ounces Feta, crumbled

Heat broiler. In a medium bowl, combine the meat, apricots, coriander, chopped green onion, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

Form the meat into 1 ½-inch balls (about 20) and place them on a broilerproof baking sheet. Broil until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Meanwhile, place the couscous in a bowl. Add 1 cup boiling water, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

In a small bowl, mix together the oil, lemon juice, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.

Serve the couscous with the meatballs, tomatoes, cucumber, Feta. Drizzle with the dressing.

--Adapted from Real Simple

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