Salmon Meatballs with Herb Sauce
Fresh and light salmon meatballs with a creamy herb sauce are quick and easy to make. Pair with your favorite vegetable and carb for a healthy, elegant dinner.
Servings
4 as a main dish(makes about 24 meatballs)
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings
4 as a main dish(makes about 24 meatballs)
Cook Time
30minutes
Ingredients
Salmon Meatballs
  • 1/2cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3tablespoons milk
  • 1/2cup loosely packed roughly chopped parsley
  • 1/2cup loosely packed roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1 1/2pounds skinless salmon fillet, cut into rough chunks
  • 1 egg
  • zestof 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • lemon wedges for serving
Herb Sauce
  • 3/4cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2cup loosely packed roughly chopped parsley
  • 1/2cup loosely packed roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1clove garlic
  • juiceof 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
Salmon Meatballs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  1. Mix bread crumbs and milk together in a small bowl.
  2. In a food processor, process parsley and cilantro until finely chopped. Dump herbs out into a large mixing bowl. Then add half of salmon chunks to the food processor. Grind until the fish reaches a texture like chopped meat. Dump into the mixing bowl with the herbs. Repeat with remaining salmon. Add the breadcrumbs with milk, egg, lemon zest, and salt and pepper to the bowl. Mix everything together.
  3. Place a small bowl of cold water on the counter. Use your hands to form meatballs that are 1 ½ to 2 inches in diameter. Dip your hands in the water between each meatball to keep fish from sticking. Place meatballs on baking sheet. Bake for 17 minutes. (You can cut open the biggest meatball to check it’s cooked through.)
  4. Serve meatballs hot with herb sauce cold and lemon wedges.
Herb Sauce
  1. While the meatballs are baking, make the sauce. (You’ll need to wash out your food processor first unless you have more than one bowl for it.) Add all sauce ingredients to food processor and process until herbs are very finely chopped and all ingredients are mixed. Season to taste.

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