Recipe Swap: Asian Meatballs with Lime Dipping Sauce

The category for this recipe swap was healthy foods which I’m pretty sure everyone is now tired of eating the same old thing right? Well, assuming you started at the beginning of January, you’re almost a whole month in so I’m sure you can keep it up! For this swap I was assigned Delicious Melicious. My first thought was “how in the world have I not visited her blog before?”

Every meal looks great! And I won’t lie to you. I’m blog shallow. If I like the font and pictures someone uses on their blog, I’m much more likely to continue looking at other recipes. Yes, I realize this is ridiculous.  But I like pretty fonts.

Anyway, the healthy recipe for me to make was Asian Turkey Meatballs with Lime Dipping Sauce. The first time I made a recipe with ground turkey…well, I don’t know what went wrong but it was absolutely disgusting. Since then, I’d been afraid to just use ground turkey so I added some ground beef to this, hence the slight title change.


Recipe Swap: Asian Meatballs with Lime Dipping Sauce

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 lb. extra lean (93%) ground turkey
  • 1/4 lb. extra lean (93%) ground beef
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh grated ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 4 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 green onion, chopped


1. Preheat the oven to broil. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, lime juice, water and sesame oil for the dipping sauce. Add the green onions and refrigerate until ready to use.
3. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the meatballs. Form into meatballs and place onto the baking sheet.
4. Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes. Serve the meatballs with the dipping sauce drizzled over them.


Source: Delicious Meliscious

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I served this with steamed brown rice cooked in half water, half low-sodium chicken broth along with a bag of frozen stir fry veggies mixed with 1 tablespoon of stir-fry sauce. The entire meal came out to under 450 calories and was really good! I definitely plan on making this again in the near future!

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