Asian Meatball Soup Recipe with Turkey Mince

Asian meatball soup

  • serves 2
  • Easy

The best pick-me up nourishment in a bowl. Fresh and clean, the flavours of this Asian classic have been given the olive treatment, making it a speedy supper for two. Homemade meatballs, made with healthy turkey mince, are served in a coconut milk and stock broth, flavoured with chilli, coriander, garlic and lime



  • turkey or pork mince 200g
  • spring onions ½ bunch
  • red chillies  1 (or 2 if you like it really hot)
  • coriander a small bunch
  • ginger a small chunk, grated
  • lime 1, zested and juiced
  • fresh breadcrumbs 1 handful
  • egg white 1
  • half-fat coconut milk 1 × 400ml tin
  • chicken stock 300ml
  • kaffir lime leaves 3-4 optional
  • fish sauce a splash
  • egg noodles 100g, cooked


  • Step 1

    Put the mince in a bowl. Finely chop half the spring onions, one of the chillies and the coriander stalks. Add to the bowl with half the ginger and all of the lime zest. Add the breadcrumbs and egg white, season and mix well. Form into small meatballs.

  • Step 2

    Heat the coconut milk and chicken stock in a pan. Shred the rest of the spring onions and chillies and add to the pan with the rest of the ginger and lime leaves. Simmer for a minute then drop in the meatballs and simmer for 8-10 minutes until the meatballs are cooked. Add the lime juice and fish sauce. Divide the noodles between bowls and spoon over the soup. Scatter with coriander to serve.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 382
  • Fat 19g
  • Carbs 24.2g
  • Fibre 1g
  • Protein 29.9g
  • Salt 1.97g