Pistachio Date Lamb Meatballs by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie | Recipe on thehealthyfoodie.com

Pistachio Date Lamb Meatballs

These Pistachio Date Lamb Meatballs are loaded with tons of morsels of dates and pistachios for a refreshingly sweet and surprisingly delicious flavor!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 567kcal
Author Sonia! The Healthy Foodie


For the meatballs

For the glaze

To garnish (optional)

  • fresh mint, chopped dates and chopped pistachios


  • Preheat your oven to 450°F; line a 18" x 26" baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the meatballs in a large mixing bowl and knead well with clean hands, until fully combined.
  • Loosely form the meat into 48 small meatballs, roughly the size of a ping-pong ball and place them on the prepared pan. To make your job easier, the use of a small spring-loaded ice cream scoop is highly recommended
  • Bake the meatballs at 450°F for 10 minutes and then decrease the oven temperature to 375°F and continue baking for another 8 minutes, or until they start to turn golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, combine all the ingredients for the glaze in a saute pan, whisk until well combined and bring to a slow simmer.
  • Add the baked meatballs to the simmering liquid and simmer uncovered over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, until the sauce is reduced to a thick glaze.
  • Garnish with a handful of chopped fresh mint, pitted dates and pistachios. Serve without delay.


Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 645mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3.2mg