Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Meatball Chopped Salad

Make Greek-style meatballs and add them to a romaine salad with cucumber, feta and a yogurt dressing.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 1/3 cups plain pita chips

5 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 small red onion, halved

2 cloves garlic

1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

12 ounces ground beef

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup 2 percent Greek yogurt

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup crumbled feta

2 hearts romaine lettuce, chopped

1 small cucumber, quartered and cut into 1/2-inch-thick pieces

1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Directions

  1. Preheat the broiler on high. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Pulse 1/3 cup of the pita chips in a food processor until finely ground. Transfer to a large bowl and drizzle with 1 tablespoon each of the red wine vinegar and olive oil.
  3. Coarsely chop one of the onion halves and add it to the food processor along with the garlic and 1/4 cup of the parsley; pulse until very finely chopped. Add this mixture to the bowl with the ground pita chips and mix well with your hands. Add the beef, cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and mix gently with your hands until well combined. Dampen your hands and form the mixture into 24 small meatballs, using about 1 tablespoon for each ball. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 1 inch apart.
  4. Broil until the meatballs are cooked through, about 4 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  5. Meanwhile, thinly slice the remaining red onion half. Coarsely crush the remaining 1 cup pita chips.
  6. Whisk together the yogurt and remaining 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large bowl. Add the sliced onions, tomatoes, feta, romaine, cucumber, bell pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt, a few grinds of pepper and the remaining 1/4 cup parsley. Toss to combine. Adjust the seasoning with salt as needed.
  7. Divide the salad among 4 plates. Top each with some meatballs and the crushed pita chips.