Gluten Free Sun-Dried Tomato & Feta Meatballs over Courgette Noodles #SundaySupper

First off I wanted to update you a little on life with the new food stall adventures. Life has been very busy since we launched the business 3 weeks ago and so far things are going really well. I have added 3 different varieties of salsas which have all done so well. We are hoping to develop at least 3 more. I have been so pleased at how well people have embraced some hotter salsas, this area of the UK isn’t known for a lot of hot food so many people have been afraid to try the hotter salsas but thankfully we have won them over by showing them that you can have heat without losing flavour. It has been such a wonderful journey and I am loving life in the farmers market. Plus we got a lot of interest in some catering so now we are working more on our catering menu and working on the website. Needless to say working on the new business and juggling two jobs plus being a wife and mother I haven’t been able to keep up with blogging. For a time while I get on my feet with everything things might be a little slow with postings but I just wanted to thank every for being so supportive with this dream of mine.

Today Sunday Supper is celebrating the joy of eating when your diet is free from different ingredients, like nuts, dairy and gluten. I decided to feature a gluten-free dish in honour of my sister-in-law, Julie who is gluten intolerant.

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Gluten Free Sun-Dried Tomato & Feta Meatballs over Courgette Noodles

500g (1 lb.) ground turkey
40g (1/2 c.) crumbled feta cheese
40g (1/4 c.) sundried tomatoes, chopped
1 Tbl fresh thyme leaves
1 egg
1/2 tsp garlic powder
27g (1/4 c.) ground almonds
2 Tbl water
8 courgette (zucchini)
2 Tbps olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
parmesan cheese
recipe adapted from I Breath I’m Hungry


Combine turnkey, feta, tomatoes, thyme, egg, garlic powder, ground almond and water in a medium bowl and mix well.

Form about 16 one inch meatballs. Heat olive oil in a saute pan and cook the meat balls, being carefully not to crowd them. Cook for about 3 – 4 minutes, turn over and cook for an additional 3 – 4 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Take the meatballs out of the frying pan and put on paper towel-lined plate to absorb extra oil.

You have several options to prepare the courgette noodles, use a mandolin and spice the courgette into thin ribbons, use a vegetable grater, I have a multifunction vegetable peeler that I like to use.

Bring a large sauce pan of salted water to a rolling boil, add the courgette noodles and allow them to cook for just two minutes. Remove the noodles and drain in a colander.

Heat olive oil, garlic and chili flakes for 20 seconds and then toss in courgette noodles and serve warm with the meatballs. Serve with fresh grated parmesan.

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Gluten Free Sun-Dried Tomato & Feta Meatballs over Courgette Noodles
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Serves: 4
 

Ingredients
  • 500g (1 lb.) ground turkey
  • 40g (1/2 c.) crumbled feta cheese
  • 40g (1/4 c.) sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Tbl fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 27g (1/4 c.) ground almonds
  • 2 Tbl water
  • 8 courgette (zucchini)
  • 2 Tbps olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • parmesan cheese

Instructions
  1. Combine turnkey, feta, tomatoes, thyme, egg, garlic powder, ground almond and water in a medium bowl and mix well.
  2. Form about 16 one inch meatballs. Heat olive oil in a saute pan and cook the meat balls, being carefully not to crowd them. Cook for about 3 – 4 minutes, turn over and cook for an additional 3 – 4 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  3. Take the meatballs out of the frying pan and put on paper towel-lined plate to absorb extra oil.
  4. You have several options to prepare the courgette noodles, use a mandolin and spice the courgette into thin ribbons, use a vegetable grater, I have a multifunction vegetable peeler that I like to use.
  5. Bring a large sauce pan of salted water to a rolling boil, add the courgette noodles and allow them to cook for just two minutes. Remove the noodles and drain in a colander.
  6. Heat olive oil, garlic and chili flakes for 20 seconds and then toss in courgette noodles and serve warm with the meatballs. Serve with fresh grated parmesan.

 

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25 Responses to Gluten Free Sun-Dried Tomato & Feta Meatballs over Courgette Noodles #SundaySupper

  1. Bea says:

    Congratulations on the new business. How very exciting for you!

    I love that you made this gluten free dish to honor your sister in law. How beautiful. And yes, the dish looks absolutely delicious :)

  2. First of all, congratulations on all your success with the Farmers Market and catering, Laura =)

    Secondly, I applaud your ability to multi-juggle so many tasks and still come up with these fabulous meatballs. Love to give the recipe a go!

    =)

  3. The mediterranean flavors in those meatballs are making me so hungry! This is the type of recipe I love, because though it´s gf, there´s nothing missing. Great recipe Laura, and so happy the stall is doing great!

  4. Renee says:

    Congrats on the success of your new business! How great it has done so well in the first few weeks. Keep it going!!
    I’m all over this recipe. I love every. single. ingredient. Nom nom nom nom!!!

  5. I’m so glad your business is going well! Congrats! And you totally taught me what a courgette is! ;)

  6. Oh wow your business sounds exciting. I am curious about your salsa now. =) I understand that you must be so stressed with all the happenings in your life. Kudos on the blogging and time management! ;)
    That’s such a smart dish. haha courgette noodles. ^.^ I love the sounds of that!

  7. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    Thanks for the update on the business… so exciting! And what a great recipe! I love turkey meatballs, and courgette noodles are my go to, when I feel like pasta but don’t want the carbs- love it!

  8. Congrats on your business! These look so delicious – my family would love this!

  9. Congrats on the new biz! I can’t stop thinking about those meatballs. I must have a meatball fetish, but I have to make this dish now!

  10. Katy says:

    I’m so glad your business is doing well! Thank you for such a great gluten-free recipe – I’m always looking for new ideas and this sounds delicious. I’m now just thinking about how to make this veggie. Pinning!

  11. sunithi says:

    Lovely ! I actually have this courgette maker ( got it off ebay) but I have never used it. Now seeing those beautiful ribbons come out of it, I am going to give it a shot this eve I think :) ! Lovely recipe and the noodles are fab. All the best with your business Laura !

  12. This zucchini as noodles thing is totally awesome! I’m glad the business is going well! I’d love to try some of that hot salsa…I’m a spicy food lover!

  13. A fun, delicious and nutritious way to eat a meatball.

  14. Fabulous idea! I love the meatballs and using zucchini is such a great idea!

  15. this looks and sounds amazing! I have found out only recently that I’m gluten sensitive and now on the lookout for recipes. this sounds super healthy and yum! I probably should invest in that fancy vegetable peeler you have! :)

  16. Soni says:

    Wow, so glad your business is going great!!How exciting!!This dish seems perfect for anybody and I love the Courgette noodles!Lovely flavors in the meatballs too :)

  17. So glad everything is going well with your business! These meatballs look amazing and I love the courgette noodles. Delish!

  18. I’m so glad your business is doing well, Laura! I don’t have any dietary restrictions (except the ones I voluntarily place on myself). I can’t imagine having to plan my meals so carefully. I love this super flavourful gluten free meatball dish that you made for your sister-in-law. Great idea to put it on top of courgette instead of the usual pasta.

  19. Susan says:

    So happy your business is going well! Best of luck! Now these meatballs, love putting feta into mine and these zucchini noodles sound like a great pairing.

  20. Liz says:

    Whoa, you are juggling a lot. I’m so glad your salsa is a hit…I have a feeling this will lead to bigger and better things. Your meatballs look terrific, too…you’d never miss the gluten :)

  21. Hezzi-D says:

    I love that you used zucchini in place of pasta. Those meatballs sound fabulous too!

  22. With dishes like this of course you having success!

  23. Well done on your business! I can appreciate that sort of busy! I’m loving your recipe – I was pleasantly surprised to see almond flour in the meatballs. I absolutely adore zucchini! It works so well here. Saving this :-)

  24. Very cool you made the meatballs gf as almost all meatballs have bread or breadcrumbs in them. I hope your business keeps doing well.

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