AIP Paleo Greek Inspired Meatballs Recipe

I’ll never forget the first time I ate Greek food.  I was at an art and culture festival in Birmingham, Alabama.  My roommate at the time, Amy and I were walking from food vendor to food vendor, sampling cuisines from different cultures.  When we reached the Greek booth, I immediately was drawn to the Lamb Souvlaki, big, juicy chunks of lamb, roasted to perfection, served on a pita, and topped with Tzatziki sauce.  After my first bite, I was in love.  From that moment on, I would seek out those same flavors in some of the foods I cooked at home.  That’s where these delicious AIP Paleo Greek Inspired Meatballs come in.

aip paleo greek inspired meatballs recipe by paleo cajun lady
AIP Paleo Greek Inspired Meatballs Recipe|Paleo Cajun Lady

In addition to Greek food, I love meatballs. Why, you ask? Well, because they pair well with lots of foods, you can batch cook them, they freeze well, and they’re handy to have around when you need something quick.  When I wanted to make my batch meatballs for the week, I decided to play with Greek flavors.  I ended up with these flavorful, juicy AIP Paleo Greek Inspired Meatballs.

AIP Paleo Greek Inspired Meatballs Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 16 meatballs

Serving Size: 4 meatballs

AIP Paleo Greek Inspired Meatballs Recipe


  • 1 pound ground lamb or beef
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 6 Kalamata olives, chopped
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Place all ingredients into a large bowl.
  3. Mix well, with hands.
  4. Scoop out small amounts, and roll into meatballs in the palm of your hand. You want them to be a bit bigger than bite sized.
  5. Lay meatballs on baking pan, lined with parchment paper, in rows.
  6. When all meatballs are made (you should have about 16), put baking pan in oven.
  7. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.
  8. Carefully, remove from oven.
  9. Place meatballs on paper towels or towel to drain.
  10. Serve.


These meatballs are great for batch cooking and freezing.

Now, I love combining recipes from other wonderful AIP bloggers, with my own, to create tasty meals. Tonight, I served my AIP Paleo Greek Inspired Meatballs wrapped in Alaena from Grazed and Enthused‘s AIP Sweet Potato Pita Bread. You can find the recipe here.  Then, I spooned on Garlic & Artichoke Hummus by Rachael from Meatified. The recipe is here.  You have got to try these two ladies’ recipes.  I’m not kidding y’all!  The pita bread and hummus were the perfect additions to the meatballs.  It was a real AIP Greek feast!

aip greek inspired feast by paleo cajun lady
AIP Greek Inspired Feast!

I hope you’ll enjoy these AIP Paleo Greek Inspired Meatballs.  Remember, if you make them, tag me in any photos you share on social media.  I love seeing everyone’s dishes.

As always, I wish you all good health and good food!

Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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