Daily Archives: September 5, 2012


Sundays with Cyndi- Cilantro Turkey Meatballs

Yeah yeah…it’s Wednesday, are you surprised?  After making it through the first week of school successfully, my sinus’ decided to rebel so 7 days, 1 z-pack (antibiotics), 1 bottle of robitussin, 1 box of Mucinex, and almost an entire bottle of headache medicine later, I’m still fighting it.  Good Times!!

I got the idea to make these from Danielle.  We were talking about prepping food for the week and she said she makes turkey meatballs cause they’re easy to just grab and eat whenever.  She usually makes hers with onions and peppers but I had some cilantro that needed to be used so I did some googling.  Came across this recipe from my favorite SkinnyTaste.com and really just adapted it to be paleo friendly.  She also makes a dipping sauce with hers that looks ridiculously good!!


1-1 1/4 pounds of 99% lean ground turkey

2 cloves of garlic

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

3 scallions

1 egg

1 tsp cumin

salt and pepper

1 tsp olive oil

1/4C ground flaxseed, you can also use breadcrumbs but this Paleo girl cannot at the moment!

Heat oven to 400.  Chop cilantro and scallions (could use food chopper or processor and add the garlic as well, or use a garlic press).  Add all ingredients to a big mixing bowl and mix together with your hand.  Yes, your hand, get in there!!

Spray baking pan with cooking spray.  Use a 1/4C measuring cup to scoop out mixture and form into balls.

My recipe made 15.  You can make them smaller or bigger!  Bake for 10-12 minutes, try not to overcook them or they will be super dry.  The skinny taste recipe tells you to cook them for 15 min and I’m not sure if it’s my oven or if the balls were too small, but some of them turned out super dry.  The bigger ones turned out delicious!!  You can eat these plain, with a dipping sauce, or we put them in organic tomato sauce and ate it over spaghetti (squash for me).