Pork Meatballs with Carrot Ginger Dressing Salad

This carrot ginger dressing is just like my favorite Japanese restaurant’s salad dressing. Pairing it with a crunchy salad and juicy pork meatballs is a winning combo.

Yield: 3-4 Servings

Pork Meatballs with Carrot Ginger Dressing Salad

Prep time: 45 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 1 Hour


Pork Meatballs
  • 1 pound Ground Pork
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 inch knob Ginger, grated
  • 1/2 cup Scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 2 TB Soy Sauce
  • 2 TB Fish Sauce
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Panko
  • Vegetable Oil
Ginger Dressing and Salad
  • 1/2 inch knob Ginger
  • 1 cup Carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1/3 cup Rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame oil
  • 1 Lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 TB Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 TB Vegetable Oil
  • 2 cups Romaine, chopped
  • 1 cup Cabbage, chopped
  • 1 Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup Cucumber, Chopped
  • 1 Avocado, sliced


Pork Meatballs
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Sauté onion, garlic, ginger and scallions on medium-low heat with a little oil for a few minutes until soft.
  3. Remove to a large mixing below and allow to cool off.
  4. Add in remaining ingredients and gently combine.
  5. Roll into balls (should make about 20 meatballs).
  6. Sear in a pan with oil on all sides until browned and then transfer to a sheet pan and finish in the oven (about 7 minutes).
Ginger Dressing and Salad
  1. Add ginger, carrot, rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, lime zest and juice, and salt to a blender.
  2. Blend everything together and slowly add in vegetable oil.
  3. Toss chopped vegetables together and serve with dressing and meatballs.

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