You’ll love these healthy, baked Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce. They’re perfect to serve as an appetizer at your next party. These meatballs are dairy-free and gluten-free optional by substituting coconut aminos for the soy sauce.
Sunday night’s dinner came together very quickly, which was exactly what I was hoping for.
After a day packed with errands, I got home late famished and ready to eat ASAP. Travis and I were originally going to make a big batch of our beloved Turkey Meatballs, but I was so hungry that I didn’t want to wait to let those simmer.
Instead, in an effort to use up some herbs we had in the fridge, I threw together these Asian Turkey Meatballs and served them with a delicious Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce.
After one bite, I knew these Asian Turkey Meatballs were a keeper. I love that they’re bite-sized because it makes them perfect to serve as an easy and healthy party appetizer.
This recipe is dairy-free and can easily be made gluten-free and soy-free by swapping the soy sauce for coconut aminos.
You’ll love these healthy, baked Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce. Perfect party appetizer or healthy dinner. These meatballs are dairy-free and gluten-free optional by substituting coconut aminos for the soy sauce.
- 1 lb. white ground turkey
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon sriracha
- 1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional for more spice)
- 4 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh scallion
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Spray a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray.
Mix all of the Turkey Meatball ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. Form the meatballs into 12 balls and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 14-15 minutes** on the middle rack of the oven. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and immediately remove the meatballs from the baking sheet onto a different plate or platter to prevent them from overcooking.
Serve hot with the dipping sauce (recipe below)
To make the dipping sauce, in a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce through the water. Sprinkle with the scallions and the sesame seeds.
*Dipping Sauce adapted from Skinny Taste
**Baking time will depend on the size of your meatballs, so check them early to make sure they do not overcook.