5 from 1 vote
Gluten Free Mini Turkey Meatballs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 25 meatballs
Calories: 41 kcal
Author: Natalia Mantur
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • Juice and zest of ½ medium orange
  • Juice and zest of ½ medium lemon
  • Juice and zest of ½ medium lime
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves plus more for garnish
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus more for frying
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons ground red lentils
  • 25 small skewers or picks for serving
  1. In a bowl, mix the turkey with the juice and zest of the orange, lemon, and lime. Add all the chopped herbs and olive oil. Season with chili powder, salt, and pepper, and stir well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Take the turkey mixture out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature. Crack the eggs into the bowl with the turkey, add the ground red lentils, and stir until fully combined.
  3. Using your hands, form the mixture into 25 (1¼-inch) balls. Heat a large frying pan over high heat, and add just enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Fry the meatballs for 4 minutes per side, until crisp and golden.
  4. Thread 1 ball onto each skewer or pick. Place on a large plate. Scatter some parsley on top and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Mini Turkey Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Potassium 78mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 2.2%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.