Chicken meatballs with quinoa & curried cauliflower

Chicken meatballs with quinoa & curried cauliflower

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 30 mins plus chilling


Serves 1

If you're looking for a healthy bowl of flavourful chicken and veg to re-energise after a workout, these meatballs with quinoa and curried cauliflower will do the job

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal697
  • fat23g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre9g
  • protein72g
  • salt0.6g


  • 250g chicken mince
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric



    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • pinch of cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • pinch of cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • handful dill, finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped

For the quinoa & curried cauliflower

  • 50g quinoa



    Tiny, bead-shaped seeds (although more similarly treated like grains) with a little tail…

  • 4 cauliflower florets
  • 25g sweet potato, chopped
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tbsp medium curry powder
  • 1 tsp pistachios, chopped
  • 1 tsp sultanas
  • ½ lime, juiced



    The same shape, but smaller than…


  1. For the meatballs, mix together all the ingredients in a bowl with some seasoning. Form into six balls and chill in the fridge for 20 mins.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Wash the quinoa and put it in a saucepan with 100ml water. Bring to the boil, then turn down to a gentle simmer and cook for 10-15 mins or until doubled in size and tender. Drain and set aside to cool.

  3. Put the cauliflower and sweet potato in a roasting tin and toss in the oil and curry powder. Put the meatballs in a separate tin. Cook both in the oven for 15 mins or until cooked through.

  4. Mix the quinoa with the cauliflower, sweet potato, pistachios and sultanas, squeeze over the lime juice, then serve with the meatballs.

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Leanne Horam's picture
Leanne Horam
7th Mar, 2018
I entered the recipe into Myfitnesspal and the calories came out at 827 per person where the recipe advertises only 697 per serving. Little confused how they made it over 100 calories less!
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8th Mar, 2018
All our recipes are analysed individually by our nutritionist in conjunction with the recipe writer and therefore will be accurate. Good news in this case!
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