Spiced Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce with Hummus

A fantastic lunch out meant that we wanted something light but still satisfying for supper. We’d spent a significant part of the day browsing cookery books and, inspired by the photographs in Hummus Bros. Levantine Kitchen: Delicious, Healthy Recipes Inspired by the Ancient Mediterranean I decided to make spiced lamb in tomato sauce with hummus.

I adapted a recipe from Food Network, which threatened to use just about every spice in the kitchen.

This looks like a lot of ingredients, but it will make two small plates of Moroccan meatballs.

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The finished result was exactly as hoped for: delicious, just filling enough, and making for an exceptionally pretty small plate. I served it scattered with slivered almonds, sumac, chopped mint, and with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Small plate of Moroccan spiced lamb meatballs in tomato sauce with hummus, slivered almonds, mint and oil.

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