Air fryer turkey meatballs with fennel salad

Quick and easy, these tasty air fryer turkey meatballs are a great dinner option. Served with brown rice and fennel salad, they make a wholesome meal the entire family will love.





  • 500g turkey mince
  • 2 tbs chopped dill
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 corn cobs, husks and silk removed
  • 250g pkt microwavable brown rice
  • 1 medium (about 400g) fennel, trimmed, thinly sliced, fronds reserved
  • 2 medium Lebanese cucumbers, halved, thinly sliced
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 (about 100g) radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup (95g) Coles Light Greek-Style Yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice



Preheat air fryer to 200°C. Combine the mince, dill and lemon rind in a bowl. Divide evenly into 16 portions and roll into balls. Place in the basket of an air fryer and cook for 10-15 mins or until browned and cooked through. (Alternatively, bake meatballs on a lined tray in the oven at 200°C for 20-25 mins or until browned and cooked through.)


Meanwhile, heat a barbecue grill or chargrill on high. Cook corn on grill, turning occasionally, for 8 mins or until charred. Set aside to cool slightly. Use a small serrated knife to cut down the side of the corn to release the kernels.


Heat the rice following packet directions. Combine the corn, fennel, cucumber, spring onion, radish and mint in a large bowl. Combine the yoghurt and lemon juice in a small jug or bowl. Drizzle over the fennel salad and toss to coat.


Divide the rice and fennel salad among serving bowls. Top with the meatballs and sprinkle with 2 tbs reserved fennel fronds.

Boost it: For extra fibre and protein, toss no-added-salt legumes, such as cannellini beans or chickpeas, into the salad. 

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