Asian Turkey Meatballs with Lime Dipping Sauce

My son loves meatballs, and they’re a great way to sneak in a good amount of veggies when he seems to be on a vegetable strike!
*these meatballs pictured were our first try according to the actual recipe before adding tons of spinach and onion our next go round, so now when we make the recipe below, our meatballs have much more of a green tint

Meatballs:
1/4 c Panko crumbs
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 egg
1 Tbsp ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c chopped fresh cilantro
3 scallions, chopped (we haven’t had these available a few times, and it didn’t seem to matter much)
1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
3 handfulls spinach, finely chopped (to blend and disguise)
1/2 a medium onion, finely chopped

Lime Dipping Sauce:
4 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp water
1 chopped fresh scallion or small bunch of cilantro

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 500F.

Mix meatball ingredients until well combined. Shape meatball mixture into 1/4 c balls and transfer to baking dish, lightly wiped with olive oil. It should make about 12 meatballs. Bake at 500 until cooked through, approximately 15 minutes.

For dipping sauce, whisk together all ingredients, and set aside to allow people to lightly pour over meatballs, as desired.

We like to pair the meatballs with the Israeli Couscous recipe posted June 9.

2 thoughts on “Asian Turkey Meatballs with Lime Dipping Sauce

  1. Lesley Bulluck

    I made these meatballs with the couscous dish below as suggested and it was a hit. My usually meat-hater son even ate the turkey.

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