Turkey meatballs and wilted greens in lemongrass broth

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Turkey meatballs and wilted greens in lemongrass broth

Diabetes-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Lean & Clean, Carb-Conscious, Paleo, Dairy-Free, Mediterranean

2 Servings, 500 Calories/Serving

30–45 Minutes

We combine lean ground turkey and almond meal for an inventively light, paleo take on meatballs, a filling anchor for this Northern Thailand–inspired soup.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sun Basket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 1 organic lime
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro
  • 10 ounces ground turkey
  • Sun Basket meatball seasoning blend (almond meal - granulated garlic - coriander - ground ginger)
  • 1 or 2 organic shallots
  • 1 bunch organic mustard greens or other leafy greens (about ¾ pound)
  • Sun Basket lemongrass paste (lemongrass - extra virgin olive oil - garlic - ginger - turmeric)
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 ounces organic shredded carrots

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 500, Protein: 29g (58% DV), Fiber: 11g (44% DV), Total Fat: 30g (46% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.5g, Saturated Fat: 4.5g (23% DV), Cholesterol: 75mg (25% DV), Sodium: 380mg (16% DV), Carbohydrates: 32g (11% DV), Total Sugars: 10g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).
Contains: Tree Nuts (almond)

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Prep the meatballs

  • Zest the lime; cut the lime into wedges for garnish. [Zest 1 lime and cut into wedges; save the remaining lime for another use.]
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro; set aside half for garnish.
  • Cut a small corner from the ground turkey packaging and drain off any excess liquid. Transfer to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel.
In a large bowl, combine the meatball seasoning blend, ½ teaspoon [1 tsp] lime zest, and half the cilantro. Add the turkey, season with salt and pepper, and mix until just combined. Using wet hands, form the mixture into 1-inch meatballs.


Brown the meatballs

In a large sauce pot over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, until lightly browned but not yet cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Do not clean the pot. Meanwhile, prepare the remaining ingredients.


Prep the remaining ingredients; cook the soup

  • Peel and finely chop enough shallots to measure ¼ cup [½ cup].
  • Remove any coarse stems from the mustard greens; coarsely chop the greens.
In the same pot used for the meatballs, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Stir in the shallots and cook, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot, until starting to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the lemongrass paste and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add the tomatoes, vegetable broth, and 1¼ cups [2½ cups] water, season with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add the meatballs, carrots, and greens (the greens in batches if needed). Cook, stirring occasionally, until the meatballs are cooked through and the carrots and greens are just tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.


Transfer the soup to individual bowls. Garnish with the remaining cilantro and serve with the lime wedges.
Kids Can!
  • Divide the cilantro in half.
  • Measure the shallots.
  • Measure the water for the soup.
  • Garnish with the cilantro.