How to Make Mediterranean Inspired Meatballs

Feta cheese and fresh mint leaves make these mediterranean inspired meatballs a perfect, low-carb weeknight meal. Put them on skewers and they become a delicious appetizer! Any way you serve them, these baked meatballs will be a crowd pleaser.

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mediterranean inspired meatballs

What  makes these meatballs Mediterranean?

We ate the meatballs with a garlic paste from Trader Joe’s, but truly they were juice and delicious enough to enjoy without.

I make Italian style meatballs all the time, and typically with turkey. But for this recipe, I went with organic lean ground beef.

And I decided to put them on skewers! Is it me, or is food suddenly way more appealing if it’s on a skewer?

What makes these meatballs Mediterranean?

A few things. Fresh mint leaves,  coriander and feta! You guys, these were delicious. And, I also baked them.  A healthy, carb-free weeknight meal for the win.

(Let’s not count the pita bread and hummus, alright?)

Baked Greek Style Meatballs

Whenever I’m craving something fresh and flavorful, I always gravitate towards mediterranean flavors. 

A drizzle of good olive oil over juicy tomatoes and crunchy cucumbers and fresh herbs with a  little feta and a few Kalamata olives— it just doesn’t get any better for me than that.

greek style meatballs

Add a fresh Greek salad and these baked Mediterranean meatballs complete an easy and flavorful dinner.

greek style meatlbals

I served the meatballs with a simple salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion and feta cheese,  drizzled with olive oil and a little lemon. Adding olives and fresh parsley.

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greek style meatballs

Mediterranean Inspired Meatballs


  • 1 lbs lean ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 large yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup of fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup of fresh mint chopped
  • 1 heaping spoon of crumbled feta
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbs of ground oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, spices, fresh herbs, onions and garlic. Add the egg and thoroughly mix.
  • Form small balls of the meat and add five to each skewer, if using skewers.
  • Heat oven to 425 and place the skewers with meatballs on an well oiled rack. Cook for 15 minutes. Take out the skewers, rotate them and cook for another 10-15 minutes.

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