Thai Meatballs with Peanut Butter Sauce Slaw

super easy


Get your Thai fix with a twist: these Thai meatballs with creamy peanut butter sauce  and slaw are an adventure for your taste buds!

I love Thailand, I love Thai food and I love Thai people. In fact, I would move to Thailand tomorrow. Who knows? Maybe I will. But until then, there’s nothing quite like these warm, delicious, Thai-inspired meatballs with my creamy peanut sauce and slaw. This dish is the perfect choice for a main course, whether you’re cooking for friends or simply want to treat yourself to something special. It also plays well with others as a tasty appetizer for your next DP (dinner party) or get together. The combination of bold flavors, savory meatballs, and crunchy slaw creates a mouthwatering experience that’s equal parts nourishing and difficult to resist. But it’s not just the taste that makes this dish a winner – it’s also incredibly healthy (which we love), packed with lean protein and fresh veggies that will leave you feeling light, satisfied and energized, too.

First off, the lean protein from the meatballs will keep you feeling full without feeling full. Do you know what I mean? It’ll also provide essential nutrients for muscle development and repair if you, like me, are regularly getting after it in the gym. Secondly, the slaw is packed with fresh vegetables, like purple cabbage and carrots, which offer important vitamins and antioxidants that support overall health and well-being, which is of course #1 for our HUMBL fam. Lastly, the peanut butter dressing adds a dose of heart-healthy fats that can reduce the risk of heart disease and improve brain function. All in all, a winning choice for anyone in search of a delicious, wholesome meal! So, give this dish a try and enjoy the benefits of a nutritious and delicious meal.

Why You’ll Love It

Both Thai meatballs and peanut butter are high in protein, making this dish a great post-workout meal

Not only is this dish easy to make, it’s also a crowd-pleaser that is perfect for serving at gatherings or as a weeknight dinner

An excellent alternative to traditional mains, Thai Meatballs provides a unique flavor profile that combines meaty and spicy goodness in every bite

Nutritional Value
Effort / ROI
Recipe Cost Breakdown

For the meatballs 

     1 lb ground organic chicken: $7.99

     ½ cup carrot: $0.24

     ½ cup green onion: $1.62

     3 cloves garlic: $0.18

     1 tbsp ginger: $0.04

     ⅓ cup cilantro: $2.66

     2 tbsp tamari: $0.48

     1 ½ tbsp chili paste: $0.55

For the slaw 

     1 cup carrot: $0.48

     1 cup purple cabbage: $0.22

     1 red pepper: $3

     ¼ cup tamari: $0.97

     2 tbsp sesame oil: $0.80

     1 tbsp rice wine vinegar: $0.11

     2 tbsp ginger: $0.08

     1 tsp chili paste: $0.12

     Total Cost: 19.54

What You’ll Need

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1 lb ground organic chicken
½ cup carrot, finely grated
½ cup green onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp ginger, grated
⅓ cup cilantro
2 tbsp tamari
1 ½ tbsp chili paste
For the Slaw
1 cup carrot, thickly grated
1 cup purple cabbage, thinly sliced and chopped
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
¼ cup tamari
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp ginger
1 tsp chili paste

Nutritional Information

219 Calories
14g Total Fat
590mg Sodium
8g Total Carbs
2g Fiber
4g Sugar
16g Protein



Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Wash, chop and prep all meatball ingredients. Then, transfer to a medium size mixing bowl and combine well with clean hands.
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Using a melon baller or small spoon, portion out meatballs into roughly 1 inch balls and transfer to a greased wire rack baking tray. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes.
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While meatballs are cooking, prep slaw by chopping and combining carrot, purple cabbage and red pepper.
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Combine all sauce ingredients in a small food processor and blend until thick and well combined. Pour over slaw and save some on the side for meatballs.
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Serve over a bed of slaw and enjoy!
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