Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Mini Mediterranean Turkey Meatloaves

Conversation on his way home from work on the phone...

Bassman:   "What's for dinner?"

Me:  "Mini Mediterranean Turkey Meatloaves.  One of our cooking club recipes."

Bassman:  ...long....pause...more...long...pause...awkwardly...long...pause...  "Sounds healthy".

Me:  (Chuckling) I guess it is, it'll be different for sure!

Hang with me, I've gone from posting very few photos to lots of photos!    I think the photos on the iowagirlseats.com site have inspired me.  Go look.  I'll wait.  Looks like the food is sitting there in front of me!

I have only cooked with ground turkey once before and I don't even remember what I made, maybe spaghetti, I don't know.   But I love mediterranean food, although I don't really know a lot about it.  I just like the feta cheese, cucumber, black olives, green olives, tomato and olive oil combinations.

Add an egg to the ground turkey.

Add the panko crumbs.

Add the feta cheese.  Now we're tasting meditarranean!

Add chopped black olives.  Tossed a few in my mouth too.

Add the strong and yummy red onion.  The red onion also makes me hungry for a hamburger...all the way.

Add the garlic.

Plop in the hummus.  I considered making the hummus from scratch.  It requires tahini and I didn't want to buy it unless I knew I would be making more hummus in the future.  I like it, but the rest of the fam turns it down.  So I just got the hummus from the deli counter.

Add the seasonings.

Mix it all together and separate into 4 portions.

Form mini meatloaf shapes (or sqovals in my case) and spread more hummus on top.

While the meatloaves are baking, prepare the fresh salsa starting with basil.

I have found the perfect place to store the basil in the bag.  It's on the refrigerator door out in the garage staying cool and not too cold.  I have a picture of the bag being held with the magnet to the door but I'll spare you that photo, ha ha!

Add chopped cucumber.

Add chopped tomato, salt and pepper.

Toss it around and try a bite of it while waiting on the meatloaves.  I think I doubled the salsa because I knew ahead of time extra would be needed.

Spoon it on top of the meatloaves with added feta cheese.

Spoon on more as needed, I loved it with the meatloaf!

I also made a couple of sides to go with it or in the event we didn't care for the meatloaf.  This serving was my meal that night, no sides needed.  Very tasty and filling.  The ground turkey is seasoned nicely although the black olives seem to lose their flavor here.  So just add a few to the side along with the salsa.

The Bassman took leftovers to work and I realized he didn't take the salsa.  It just won't be the same without it!


  1. My initial thought was the same as the Bassman. I have never had a good turkey burger. But this has a lot of good things in it! And, I trust you, of course. :)

  2. Great recipe and blog! Thanks so much for stopping by and for following my blog! Am now following you as well!


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