I think I may have an actual obsession with making turkey meatballs. See these harissa meatballs and these Thai red curry meatballs for example. And I may be equally obsessed with my air fryer. So I knew that I had to put the two of them together. And this may just be my favourite method for cooking turkey meatballs, especially in the summer when I don't want to turn my oven on. These air fryer turkey meatballs will be your new weeknight BFF.
The tahini in the meatballs adds a nice depth of flavour and also keeps them moist. I love pairing these air fryer turkey meatballs with Israeli couscous, crunchy and cooling cucumber and of course, more tahini. The fresh herbs add tons of flavour, so don't skip them. Use whatever you have one hand, think fresh parsley, dill, mint, basil or cilantro. I love using a mix of basil, mint and parsley here.
Here are all the ingredients you'll need to make these air fryer turkey meatballs with couscous.
Making turkey meatballs in the air fryer is SO easy. Plus they take way less time than the oven, making it great for quick weeknight dinners too.
In a large bowl, whisk the egg. Add the turkey along with all other meatball ingredients and mix to combine. Set aside. Preheat the air fryer to 400ºF.
Using a small cookie scoop form the turkey into small golf-ball sized meatballs and transfer to the air fryer in an even layer. Spray lightly with avocado oil spray.
Bake for eight to ten minutes, shaking halfway through, until cooked through and browned. Work in batches to avoid too much overlap.
To make perfectly juicy air fryer turkey meatballs, be sure to follow these tips.
I recommend using a high quality tahini brand that you love the taste of.
I exclusively use Diamond Crystal kosher salt for all of my recipes. I prefer the texture, taste and consistency of this brand and highly recommend it for everyday cooking.
I purchased the Cosori air fryer based on doing a TON of research online and I absolutely love it. Here’s why.
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These flavourful and juicy tahini turkey meatballs are made in the air fryer for a quick and easy dinner. Serve it with couscous and a lemon tahini dressing on the side.