Turkey and Zucchini Bites with Cumin and Mint


Have you ever had one of those moments when you took a bite of food and it instantly transported you back in time to a place or moment that brought you such great joy? That happens to me every now and then but it means more to me when I can transport someone special back in time to a moment that meant a lot to them. This dish created that moment for someone special to me. I COOK FOR THOSE MOMENTS.

oooh Akon is singing I Wanna Love You the beat goes well with the smooth Basil Hayden I’m sipping on (neat please) Thank you by the way my good friend for the gift. It really helped the healing process lol I KID! OK it did help 🙂

Alrighty then, back to helping you create a dish to transport yourself or loved ones..

What You Will Need:

1 Pk 99% fat-free ground White Turkey Breast (If you can, use Lamb)

1 Large Zucchini, grated

1 Bunch Green Onions, sliced

1 Large Egg

2 Tbsp Dried Mint

2 Tbsp Cumin

3 Cloves of Garlic, minced

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

Yogurt Sauce

1/2 Cup Sour Cream

2/3 Cup Greek Yogurt

1 Tbsp Lemon Zest
1 Tbsp Fresh squeezed Lemon juice

1 Clove of Garlic, minced

Salt and Pepper to taste

Now that you have what you will need..

Prep your Mis en Place 🙂


First start by pre heating your oven to 425.

Next make your yogurt sauce so it can start to chill.

In a glass bowl combine the sour cream, yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and garlic.


Mix well and chill.


In a mixing bowl, grate the zucchini.


Add in the egg, cumin, mint, green onion, garlic, turkey salt and pepper.


Form the turkey mixture into bite sized balls and on the stove, heat up a large skillet with the olive oil. What till it gets hot then sear the meat balls on all sides.

The smell of the garlic and cumin is intoxicating!


It looks like a lot of oil but it’s not, the zucchini is releasing its water.


Once they are brown, transfer them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes.

Serve with a side of the dipping sauce and enjoy!

Serves 4 people:

327.7 cals, 12.2 G fat, 15 G carb, 3.8 G fiber, 35.6 G pro

Look at that tummy filling protein!


Cheers to Another Waistline Friendly Meal!




5 thoughts on “Turkey and Zucchini Bites with Cumin and Mint

  1. I love the concept of this dish. “Plain turkey” enhanced with a beautiful mix of spices; most people’s desire for a sauce made with healthy greek yogurt and fast cooking time. This satisfies the need for flavor, texture, and aroma with the added benefit of good nutrition for those looking to help themselves. Go pour yourself another Basil Hayden (neat of course), you deserve it!

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