Sesame Crusted Meatballs

  • Cooking and Prep: 30 m
  • Serves: 8
  • Contains:

This fun, Mediterranean twist on meatballs makes for a fantastic appetizer! The sesame seeds provide delicious flavor — as well as awesome textural contrast.


Yields about 8 appetizer servings

Ingredients (16)


Tahini Dipping Sauce

Start Cooking

Prepare the Meatballs

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).

  2. In a large bowl, combine all meatball ingredients, except sesame seeds, until just combined. (Do not overmix.)

  3. Form mixture into meatballs, about one inch (three centimeters) in diameter. Roll each meatball in sesame seeds, coating it completely, then place on a Gefen Parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake meatballs for about 10 minutes, until cooked through.

Prepare Dipping Sauce

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl until combined.

  2. Add additional water, if desired, to reach preferred consistency.

To Serve

  1. Serve meatballs with tahini sauce, and garnish with fresh parsley.



Plan ahead:
1. Meatballs can be prepared and frozen raw. Serve meatballs within a day or two of baking.
2. Rewarm meatballs loosely covered, until heated through.
3. Tahini sauce can be prepared a few days ahead of time and stored in the fridge until ready to use.


To save time, you can use your favorite store-bought tahini dip instead of making your own.


Styling and Photography by Miriam Pascal

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