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5 from 4 votes

Baked Salmon Meatballs with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Seriously, these baked salmon meatballs may be some of the best things you’ve eaten in awhile. They’re made even better with a dollop of creamy avocado sauce on top.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Clean Eating, Healthy Dinner Recipes, Seafood Recipes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 295.3kcal
Author: Dara Michalski | Cookin' Canuck

Ingredients

The Meatballs:

  • 1 pound skinless salmon cut into chunks
  • ½ medium onion grated
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons whole wheat panko breadcrumbs see note
  • 3 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground oregano

The Sauce:

  • ¾ California avocado skin & seed removed
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ lime juiced
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder see note
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions

The Meatballs:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Place the salmon in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped, scraping down the sides as necessary. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • To the salmon, add the onion, breadcrumbs, cilantro, egg white, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika and oregano. Stir to combine.
  • Using a 2 tablespoon portion of the salmon mixture, form meatballs by rolling between the palms of your hands. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet, spacing evenly.
  • Bake until the meatballs are firm to the touch and cooked through, 15 to 18 minutes.
  • Serve the meatballs with the avocado sauce.

The Sauce:

  • In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine the avocado, yogurt, garlic, lime juice, water, cilantro, chipotle chile powder, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 6 (SmartPoints), 7 (Points+), 6 (Old Points)

Nutrition

Serving: 5Meatballs + 2 Tablespoons Sauce | Calories: 295.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 34.8g | Fat: 12.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 669.6mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 1.3g