I have been waiting for kale to be in season here in Germany for so long and now it finally is. I bought 1 kg of kale from my local farmer’s market a few days ago and I have set myself a challenge to cook something different with it every day until I run out! Yeah!
We love meatballs in this household! I have made so many different versions before but I must say that this one is one of my favorites! These meatballs are jammed packed with nutrients and vitamins and turned out so delicious and no salt was needed!
Kale is considered to be a “superfood” because it is packed with essential nutrients, fiber and protein. It’s not just for adults – kids and babies need them too! These meatballs are suitable from 7-8 months for baby-led-weaning babies.
Both my kids loved them. My younger toddler (currently 14 months), he stuffed three bite sizes of meat into his mouth and cleaned up after only a few minutes! LOL! 😂
Don’t they already look amazing uncooked!?
- 500g ground turkey
- 2 large leaves of Kale (cut out the stem)
- 2 medium carrots (grated)
- 4 large broccoli florets (finely chopped)
- 1 small onion (diced)
- 1 tbps chopped mint leaves
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 1/4 cup good quality bread crumbs
- 2/3 pack halloumi (grated) (this is a type of cheese)
- 1 egg
- juice of 1 small lemon
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- Steam kale for 10 minutes. When they are ready, remove and roughly chop. This is to ensure easy chewing for my toddlers. For adults only, no need to follow this step.
- Add kale, carrots, broccoli, mint, parsley & onion to a food processor, give it a quick blitz and move the mixture over to a large bowl.
- Add minced turkey, bread crumbs, egg, halloumi and lemon juice to the kale mixture, give it a good mix and roll them into your desired shape. I used a table spoon to shape against my palm.
- Heat up large non stick frying pan, add olive oil and fry in medium heat. Keep turning them frequently avoid burnt marks.
- Suitable for freezing after frying.