Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Asian Meatballs

During my cooking blog surfing I found Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes. This fantastic cooking blog immediately made it to my favorites list because the food looked so yummy but is actually healthy! Since I started this cooking blog in November I have been so excited to make dishes that are delicious that I've thrown any concerns about calories, carbohydrates, and fat grams to the wind! Not such a good idea, especially now that bathing suit season is quickly approaching. I discovered Gina's website just in time. For each recipe she gives you the WW point value, serving size, and calories. I've tried two of her recipes now and they are not only Weight Watcher Friendly but super flavorful! You won't even notice you are eating healthy! Even if you aren't a health conscious eater go check out her website because I guarantee you will find something that grabs your attention!

These Asian Turkey Meatballs with Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce were the first recipe I tried from Gina's site. They appealed to me because of the flavor combinations: ginger, cilantro, soy sauce, sesame oil, lime. Yum yum! The meatballs turned out very moist and had a distinct Asian flavor that was very different flavor from any meatball I've ever tried. I served them with Veggie Lover's Fried Rice and with the Lime Sesame Sauce to drizzle over the meatballs and rice it was a filling and delicious meal. I will definitely be adding this one to our meal rotation. I noticed that some people commented these make great appetizers too, but you would probably want to double the recipe for a larger crowd because although the meatballs are large, the recipe only makes 12.

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce
From Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes


1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
1 egg
1 tablespoon of ginger, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 scallions, chopped
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil

Dipping Sauce

4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons water
1 chopped fresh scallions
*I also added in 1/2 tablespoon of sesame seeds


Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Mix ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, salt, scallions, cilantro, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and 2 teaspoons of oil with your hands until combined. Shape 1/4 cup meat mixture into a ball and transfer to a baking dish. Repeat with remaining mixture. Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.

For the dipping sauce mix together lime juice, water, soy sauce, and remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a bowl. Add scallions (and sesame seeds).

Transfer meatballs to a serving dish. Stir sauce, then drizzle meatballs with 1 tablespoons sauce. Serve meatballs with remaining sauce.


  1. What is the website address? Tony & I are doing WW and I'd love to visit her site and get some point friendly ideas. Thanks!

  2. You will love this site!

    The address is:

  3. Thanks for the shout out!!! Glad you liked the meatballs. And yes, as an appetizer you would def. Double or triple the recipe!



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