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Thai green curry meatballs recipe

Thai green curry meatballs recipe

24 ratings

This dairy-free Thai green curry meatball recipe comes together in under half an hour and is perfect served at any time of year. Lean turkey mince is a lower-fat option to pair with the herb-packed green curry sauce. Serve with white rice and garnish with fresh lime and coriander to bring balance to this moreish midweek dinner. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 16 mins to cook
  • 294 calories / serving
  • Dairy-free


  • 400g turkey mince
  • 50g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 lime, zested plus extra wedges to serve
  • 1 tbsp Thai green curry paste
  • 2½ cm piece root ginger, grated
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 400ml light coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  • 125g fine green beans, trimmed and halved
  • rice to serve
  • extra coriander and a lime wedge to serve
If you don't have mince, cut open some sausages instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    15g 21%
  • Saturates

    8g 38%
  • Sugars

    4g 4%
  • Salt

    0.9g 16%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 14.6g Protein 25.7g Fibre 2.1g


  1. Place the mince, breadcrumbs, lime zest, curry paste, ginger and coriander together in a bowl with plenty of salt and ground black pepper. Mix together then divide into 24 and shape into 24 neat balls. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok, add the meatballs and sautée for about 8 mins until golden brown all over and cooked through.
  2. Add the coconut, fish sauce, sugar, lime juice and chilli to the pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 mins. Add the spring onions and beans and simmer for a further 4 mins until the beans are tender. Serve the meatballs hot with rice, decorate with a wedge of lime and more chopped coriander if liked.

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