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Curried Chicken Meatball Salad with Tangy Lemon and Hummus Dressing

Comforting and flavorful curried chicken meatballs top a bed of fresh parsley and greens and creamy hummus dressing.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Main Course, Salad, Entree
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Indian
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: Gluten-free, comfort food, chicken meatballs, mediterranean recipes, easy mediterranean recipes, easy gluten free recipes, hummus, lemon, curried chicken meatballs, parsley
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 382kcal
Author: LM


For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 cup cold glutinous rice
  • 1/2 medium white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp. garam masala seasoning
  • 1/2 tbsp. turmeric
  • 1 tbsp. whole coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp. whole cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. ground cardamom
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • 1 cup cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1/2 medium white onion
  • 2 baby dill pickles thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsps. rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the dressing:

  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • 3 tbsps. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • To make the meatballs: stir ground chicken, rice, garlic, and all other ingredients in a large mixing bowl until thoroughly combined. Grease a 12 x 10 glass baking pan using cooking spray or oil. Form the meatball mixture into approx. 2-3 inch balls, and line the greased baking pan with them, spacing them equally. Place into oven and bake for fifteen minutes. Remove from oven and turn meatballs to the opposite sides. They should be brown and crisp on the bottoms. Return to oven and bake for another 15 minutes. Meatballs should be evenly browned when cooking time is complete.
  • While the meatballs are baking, make the salad and dressing. Combine all the salad ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and stir thoroughly. Set aside.
  • To make the dressing, combine all dressing ingredients until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  • To assemble: Place salad on a plate, top with meatballs and drizzle dressing over the salad. Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 963mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 5mg
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