Meatball Monday: Curry & Dill | Cooking

Happy Monday! Err, Happy It-Can-Only-Go-UpHill!

Tonight, I’m making some meatballs, with a twist. These taste light, have a nice kick and my dips just make me not want to stop eating these meatballs!

It’s always fun being creative playing around with ingredients to make a staple dish, so different. This time around I used curry paste and dill pickles to elevate this dish. Doing so gave the meatballs a subtle kick and added some acid. Partnering that up with a spicy ketchup and a spinach/artichoke hummus rounded the yumminess in my mouth…could I say it fullfilled umami? Did I use that correctly?

Details below!


  • Meatballs
    • Ground Turkey – I used 93% lean
    • Breadcrumbs
    • 1 egg
    • 1 small red onion
    • 1 small tomato
    • Cilantro
    • Garlic
    • 2 teaspoons of dill pickles
    • 1 teaspoon of red curry
    • Olive Oil
    • 1 teaspoon of Lemon Juice
    • Spices: Tumeric, Salt, Pepper, Garlic, Paprika
  • Spicy Ketchup Dip
    • Sriracha
    • Ketchup

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  • For the meatballs:
    • Finely chop the tomato, red onion, dill pickle and cilantro
    • Mix the tomato, red onion, dill pickle and cilantro in a bowl
    • Add the spices, lemon juice, olive oil, red curry, garlic
    • Finally, add the turkey, breadcrumbs and egg
    • All ingredients for the meatballs should now be in the bowl. Make sure everything is combined evenly.
    • Put together small balls
    • Heat up a pan with your choice of oil on low heat.
    • Put a couple balls at a time on the pan.
    • Make sure to flip over after a couple minutes until each side is evenly browned.
    • Remove from heat and put in a bowl.
    • You can sprinkle some cheese (I would do a nice Sharp Cheddar, maybe New Zealander, or Havarti)
    • Enjoy alone or with a dip!
  • For the dips:
    • For the Spicy Ketchup: put equal parts ketchup and Sriracha.
    • For the Hummus: I purchased a Spinach/Artichoke Hummus.
      • If you want me to share how to make hummus from scracth, let me know!

Happy Eating! I know I will be 😉


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