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Asian Turkey Meatballs with a Tropical Peanut Dipping Sauce

Asian Turkey Meatballs with a Tropical Peanut Dipping Sauce
Makes about 10-12 meatballs and a ½-cup of sauce

Ingredients for the meatballs:
1 lb. of ground turkey – $4.79
1 bunch of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped, divided – $1.99
½ of a carrot, grated – $0.80
1½ Tablespoons of fresh ginger, peeled and grated – $0.50
1 clove of garlic, minced – stock
½ teaspoon salt – stock
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper – stock
1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce – stock

For the dipping sauce:
3 Tablespoon pure coconut water – $2.79
1 Tablespoon light coconut milk – $2.49
1 Tablespoon peanut butter – stock
1 Tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce – stock
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger – above
1 teaspoon Sriracha – stock
½ Tablespoon sugar – stock
Grand total assuming well-stocked kitchen: $13.36
Cost per meatball: $1.11

Directions for the meatballs:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Combine all the meatball ingredients in a large mixing bowl using your hands.

3. Roll the mixture into small meatballs, about the size of a racquetball.

4. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, flip and bake for another 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden.

For the dipping sauce:
1. In a small bowl, whisk all of the ingredients together until smooth. Serve in a small bowl for dipping the meatballs, garnished with remaining 1/4 of cilantro. Or you can use the dipping sauce to dress vermicelli noodles and serve the meatballs on top.