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Turkey-Zucchini Poppers

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For lunch this week I wanted to switch it up a little bit – I can eat salad any time and I typically eat a lot of salads for lunch anyway. I went with a recipe I found that looked fairly easy to make and would last all week: Turkey & Zucchini Poppers. I modified it from One Lovely Life.

They were easy to make – albeit a little messy. But sometimes you just need to get your hands dirty when you’re cooking!

Just do some choppin’ and gratin’

Then some mixin’

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Then some scoopin’

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Then some bakin’ and voila!

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You can also “fry” them but I chose to bake. If I make them again I’ll make them a little larger (more like a meatball), but they are delicious and easy to pack for work to reheat. I’ve been dipping my in salsa – but you can get creative with dips/dressings depending on what your likes, dislikes, and restrictions are!

 

Turkey & Zucchini Poppers

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground turkey (or chicken as the original recipe called for; I already had turkey)
  • 2C grated zucchini, peel on (I think this took 1.5 zucchini but it depends on the size)
  • 2-3 green onion, sliced
  • 3-4 Tbsp. cilantro, minced
  • 1 glove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 3/4 tsp. cumin (can leave out if you don’t like it)

Directions:

  • Toss everything together. I used my hands to mix it up really well. The mixture will be wet.
  • To bake: drizzle olive oil onto a baking sheet. Scoop meatballs onto the greased pan (I used a Tbsp. to scoop). Drizzle a little more olive oil over the meatballs. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes (or until cooked through).
  • To ‘fry’: Heat a little olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Scoop meatballs into the pan. Cook 8-10 at a time for 5-6 minutes on the first side. Flip and cook another 4-5 minutes or until golden brown and center are cooked through.

 

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