How to make Meaty Mediterranean Lunch Bowls

 



These meaty lunch bowls feature chicken meatballs and serve it over fresh veggies with a sun-dried tomato and basil dressing. We love Mediterranean flavors, so this is one of our new favorite dishes to meal prep for the week.

Yields 5 servings of Keto Meaty Mediterranean Lunch Bowls


THE PREPARATION

 

Meatballs:

 

1 pound ground chicken

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 large egg

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon lemon zest

2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons butter

 

Lunch Bowls:

 

1 large head romaine lettuce

1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced

1 ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 large green bell pepper, sliced

1 small red onion, sliced

5 teaspoons olive oil

 

Tomato and Basil Dressing

 

¼ cup sour cream

¼ cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon unsweetened tomato paste

2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes

1 tablespoon chopped basil

½ tablespoon lemon juice

Salt and pepper, to taste

 

THE EXECUTION

 

1. In a large mixing bowl add the ground chicken, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, lemon zest, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix together, then roll out 25 meatballs.

 

2. Preheat a large skillet with the butter, over high heat. Once the pan is hot and butter has melted and stopped foaming, then lower the heat to medium-high.

 

3. Add the meatballs, then cook until they are browned evenly and cooked through. Take them out of the pan and set aside.

 

4. To serve divide up the lettuce leaves into bowls then add the cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, and olive oil.

 

5. Mix together the sour cream, mayonnaise, tomato paste, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to create the tomato and basil dressing.

 

6. Add 5 meatballs per bowl, and 3 tablespoons of dressing per bowl.

 

This makes a total of 5 servings of Keto Meaty Mediterranean Lunch Bowls. Each serving comes out to be 502.2 Calories, 36.82g Fats, 11.08g Net Carbs, and 31.38g Protein.

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