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Turkey Meatball Salad Recipe

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For a tasty salad with a special meatball on top, try this recipe. The ground turkey mixture is so yummy and the dressing compliments the flavors so wonderfully.—Le Ane Wohlgemuth, Rimbey, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 6 teaspoons soy sauce, divided
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 medium head iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
  • Additional green onions
  • 1 medium lemon, cut into wedges

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 346 calories, 19 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 130 mg cholesterol, 1,019 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat egg and 4 teaspoons soy sauce; add water chestnuts, green onions and bread crumbs. Add turkey and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place meatballs on a greased shallow rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
  2. Meanwhile, for dressing, combine cornstarch and sugar in a saucepan. Whisk in broth, vinegar and remaining soy sauce until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. To serve, arrange meatballs over lettuce; garnish with onions and lemon. Serve with the dressing. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Meatball Salad in Country Woman September/October 1999, p38

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 346 calories, 19 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 130 mg cholesterol, 1,019 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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