Asian Turkey Meatballs With Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

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These Asian inspired meatballs are out of this world! Made with ground turkey, ginger, scallions, cilantro and sesame oil with a tangy sesame-lime dipping sauce.

These Asian inspired meatballs are out of this world! Made with ground turkey, ginger, scallions, cilantro and sesame oil with a tangy sesame-lime dipping sauceAsian Turkey Meatballs With Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

You can make these for dinner over zucchini noodles. You can also serve them as an appetizer by halving their size and setting on toothpicks for the dipping sauce. A few of my other favorite meatball recipes are Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, Sweet ‘N Spicy Turkey Meatballs with Bacon and BBQ Sauce, and Eggplant “Meatballs”.

These Asian inspired meatballs are out of this world! Made with ground turkey, ginger, scallions, cilantro and sesame oil with a tangy sesame-lime dipping sauce

I first posted these meatballs back in 2010 and the quickly became a fan favorite! Often I served them with brown rice or Asian “fried” brown rice, but lately I've been on a zoodle (zucchini noodle) kick and made them for dinner this week served over these zucchini noodles for a low-carb meal and they were fantastic!

To make the zucchini noodles, you'll need a spiralizer (I love my ) or a mandolin fitted with a julienne blade. You can see my Italian Zoodles and Meatball recipe here for more detailed instructions if you wish to make this as a side, the only difference was here I used sesame oil to cook the zucchini.

Turkey meatballs over a plate of zoodles.

Raw ingredients of the Asian turkey meatballs in a bowl

Uncooked turkey meatballs on a tray, zoodles being spiralized and a bowl of sesame lime dipping sauce with a whisk.

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These Asian inspired meatballs are out of this world! Made with ground turkey, ginger, scallions, cilantro and sesame oil with a tangy sesame-lime dipping sauce
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Asian Turkey Meatballs with Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

300Cals30Protein7Carbs15Fats
Prep Time: 20mins
Cook Time: 15mins
Total Time: 35mins
Yield: 4servings (12 meatballs)
COURSE: Appetizer, Dinner
CUISINE: Asian
These Asian inspired meatballs are out of this world! Made with ground turkey, ginger, scallions, cilantro and sesame oil with a tangy sesame-lime dipping sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1/4cuppanko crumbs
  • 1-1/4lbs93% lean ground turkey
  • 1large egg
  • 1tbspginger, minced
  • 1clovegarlic, minced
  • 1/2tspkosher salt
  • 1/4cupchopped fresh cilantro
  • 3scallions, chopped
  • 1tbsplow sodium soy sauce
  • 2tspsesame oil

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 3tbspreduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2teaspoonssesame oil
  • 1 1/2tbspfresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2tbspwater
  • 1tbspchopped fresh scallion

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 500°F.
  • In a large bowl combine the ground turkey, panko, egg, salt, scallions, garlic, ginger, cilantro, 1 tbsp of the soy sauce and 2 tsp sesame oil.
  • Gently mix with your hands until combined well.
  • Shape meatballs 1/4 cup in size and transfer to a baking sheet.
  • Bake until cooked through and browned, about 15 to 18 minutes.
  • For the dipping sauce: mix the lime juice, water, soy sauce, and remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in a bowl.
  • Add the scallions and set aside.
  • Transfer the meatballs to a serving dish.
  • Stir the sauce, then drizzle the meatballs with a little of the sauce.
  • Serve the meatballs with the remaining sauce on the side.

Nutrition

Serving: 3meatballs w/ sauce, Calories: 300kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 148mg, Sodium: 866mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g
Blue Smart Points: 7
Green Smart Points: 7
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 7
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