Green Chile Turkey Meatballs with Avocado Sauce

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 25 min 30
Green Chile Turkey Meatballs with Avocado Sauce
Health Rating
Appetizer, side or main this delicious dish is all about the dipping sauce!


908 gm Ground turkey, lean
4 green onion (stem) Green onion, scallion, ramp (chopped)
3 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 can (4oz) Green chiles, canned
1 tsp Onion powder
1/2 tsp Chili powder
1/2 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Sea salt
1/4 tsp Black pepper
1 avocado(s) Avocado (flesh only, pit and skin discarded; for sauce)
1 tbsp Lime juice (fresh) (freshly squeezed; for sauce)
1/3 cup Cilantro (coriander) (fresh; for sauce)
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil (for sauce)
1/4 cup Coconut milk (or almond milk; for sauce)
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced; for sauce)
1/2 tsp Cumin (for sauce)
1/2 tsp Chili powder (for sauce)
1/4 tsp Black pepper (for sauce)
2 tbsp Hot sauce (optional; for sauce)


1. Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.


2. In a medium bowl, mix together turkey, green onions, garlic, green chiles, onion powder, chili powder, cumin, salt and black pepper. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil at a time if the mixture is too dry, to help it stick together.


3. Shape into 1 1/2-inch meatballs and place them on the parchment lined baking sheet, leaving some space between each meatball. Bake 25 minutes, turning meatballs once part way through.


4. While meatballs are cooking, make the dunking sauce. In a food processor or blender, combine avocado, lime juice, cilantro, olive oil, coconut milk, garlic, cumin, chili powder, black pepper, hot sauce (optional) until smooth and creamy. Adjust and add any additional salt, pepper or hot sauce as desired.


5. Serve meatballs with a hefty serving of dunking sauce on the side! 

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 78
Calories from fat 49
Calories from saturated fat 12.9
Total Fat 5.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Cholesterol 26.3 mg
Sodium 143 mg
Potassium 134 mg
Total Carbohydrate 1.2 g
Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
Sugars 0.1 g
Protein 6.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.3
Vegetables 0.1

Energy sources



Quick Tips:

You can prep the balls ahead of time and freeze for quick protein options. Ensure to fully warm through when re-heating to an internal temperature of 165F or 74C degrees.

Avocado sauce won't keep fresh for too long. Ensure to store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutritional Highlights:


High in protein, vitamins and minerals as well as the amino acid tryptophan that's needed to make serotonin important for mood and energy support.

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