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Turkey Meatball & Zucchini Ribbon Skewers
 

Turkey Meatball & Zucchini Ribbon Skewers

Looking for a nutritious, kid-friendly appetizer? These bite-sized turkey meatballs with zucchini are sure to be a hit. Combine lean ground turkey with your favorite chunky salsa, top with homemade chimichurri and cook to 165°F on the grill. 
 

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servings Makes 4 servings 4
preparation time PREP Under 15 minutes
total time TOTAL Under 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup flat leaf parsley
  • ⅓ cup packed basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, desired
  • 1 cup LA VICTORIA® Medium Thick n’ Chunky Salsa or CHI-CHI’S® Medium Thick n’ Chunky Salsa
  • ¼ cup plain breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 zucchini, sliced into long, thin ribbons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  1. Soak bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. To make chimichurri, in food processor, combine parsley, basil, chives and garlic. Pulse until finely minced. Add vinegar and olive oil, season with salt and pepper, if desired; pulse to combine. Set aside.
  3. In mixing bowl, combine turkey, salsa, breadcrumbs, cheese and egg; mix well. Roll turkey mixture into 1-ounce meatballs. Thread meatballs onto bamboo skewers, alternating with zucchini ribbons that have been accordion-folded into thirds. For each skewer, use 6 zucchini ribbons (2 at a time) alternating with 2 meatballs. Brush skewers with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat grill pan to medium-high heat. Grill skewers 10 to 12 minutes, turning often. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Serve skewers with chimichurri sauce.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per Serving

Calories370

Protein27g

Carbohydrates12g

Fiber2g

Sugars4g

Fat22g

Cholesterol95mg

Sodium790mg

Saturated Fat6g

MADE WITH

Lean Ground Turkey - Raised Without Antibiotics

Lean Ground Turkey - Raised Without Antibiotics

cooking temperature 165°F

Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Learn how to safely handle turkey

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