Asian Turkey Meatballs with Lime Cilantro Sauce Recipe

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Lime Cilantro Sauce Recipe

How To Make Asian Turkey Meatballs with Lime Cilantro Sauce

Baked with ginger, scallion, cilantro, and sesame oil, these turkey meatballs are best with the DIY lime-cilantro dip. Can be served with rice or noodles.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • ¼cuppanko crumbs
  • lbsground turkey,93% lean
  • 1large egg
  • 1tbspginger,minced
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ¼cupfresh cilantro,chopped
  • 3scallions,chopped
  • 1tbspsoy sauce,low sodium
  • 2tspsesame oil

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 3tbspsoy sauce,reduced-sodium
  • tspsesame oil
  • tbspfresh lime juice
  • tbspwater
  • 1tbspfresh scallion,chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl combine the ground turkey, panko, egg, salt, scallions, garlic, ginger, cilantro, 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce and 2 teaspoons of sesame oil.

  3. Gently mix with your hands until combined well.

  4. Shape meatballs ¼ cup in size and transfer to a baking sheet.

  5. Bake for about 15 to 18 minutes, or until cooked through and browned.

Dipping Sauce:

  1. Mix the lime juice, water, soy sauce, and remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in a bowl.

  2. Add the scallions and set aside.

  3. Transfer the meatballs to a serving dish.

  4. Stir the sauce, then drizzle the meatballs with a little of the sauce.

  5. Serve the meatballs with the remaining sauce on the side.


  • Calories: 292.15kcal
  • Fat: 16.24g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.84g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.78g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.48g
  • Fiber: 0.68g
  • Sugar: 0.67g
  • Protein: 31.45g
  • Cholesterol: 144.31mg
  • Sodium: 987.37mg
  • Calcium: 58.80mg
  • Potassium: 479.18mg
  • Iron: 2.27mg
  • Vitamin A: 58.21µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.71mg
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