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Moroccan Turkey Meatballs with Citrus Couscous Recipe

Moroccan Turkey Meatballs with Citrus Couscous Recipe

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How To Make Moroccan Turkey Meatballs with Citrus Couscous

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Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds, chopped
  • additional chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, parsley, garlic, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.

  3. Shape the mixture into meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.

  4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes in total. Transfer the meatballs to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  5. Bake the meatballs in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through.

  6. In the meantime, prepare the citrus couscous. In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken broth, lemon zest, orange zest, lemon juice, and orange juice to a boil. Stir in the couscous, cover, and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.

  7. Stir in the dried cranberries and toasted almonds into the couscous.

  8. Serve the meatballs over the citrus couscous. Garnish with additional chopped parsley.


  • Calories : 370kcal
  • Total Fat : 15g
  • Saturated Fat : 2g
  • Cholesterol : 74mg
  • Sodium : 455mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 33g
  • Dietary Fiber : 3g
  • Sugar : 5g
  • Protein : 26g
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