Turkey Meatball Salad with Spicy Avocado Dressing

by Katelyn | With Sweet Honey

Say hello to the best turkey meatball salad that I have ever had! Guys, it’s really good!! I could eat this for lunch everyday and not be sad about it. It’s the middle of winter here in Minnesota but sometimes I just crave a fresh salad to remind me of what summer feels like. Summer is coming soon-ish, right?! 

Ingredients for salad

This Turkey Meatball Salad with Spicy Avocado Dressing has everything a delicious salad should have. It’s packed with fresh vegetables like spinach, radishes, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Not to mention, the turkey meatballs. Which, let me just say, are great on their own as well! They are made with ground turkey, shallots, garlic, sage, coconut flour, salt and pepper. All ingredients that are easy to find at the grocery store or you might even have them already in your kitchen.

jar of Spicy Avocado Dressing

The spicy avocado dressing is where it's at

Now let’s get to the star of the show, the Spicy Avocado Dressing.  I created this creamy jalapeño avocado dressing to compliment and add a little jazzy-ness into this salad. It’s awesome and completely dairy-free! I also love the color of this dressing, the red tomatoes pop against the fresh green color. If you have any leftover dressing, use it as a dip for vegetables the next day, just remember to store it in the fridge! 

Turkey Meatball Salad in bowls that are stacked

The base of the salad is made of spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, and radishes. I think every one of these veggies adds something to this salad but feel free to switch up the vegetables based on your preferences. 

Hands holding salad bowl

Let me know what you think!

Let me know if you made this recipe in the comments below or tag me @withsweethoney on Instagram! Also if you’re in the mood for another great dairy-free meal, check out my Slow Cooker Mushroom Celery Chicken recipe. It’s healthy and super convenient for those busy weeknights. 

Turkey Meatball Salad with Spicy Avocado Dressing

A healthy green salad with turkey meatballs, spinach, cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, and a spicy, creamy dairy-free dressing. Perfect for lunch!
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Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado, dairy free, gluten free, healthy, salad, turkey
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
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Servings: 4 people
Katelyn | With Sweet Honey


For the turkey meatballs:

  • 16 oz ground turkey
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • extra virgin olive oil

For the spicy avocado dressing:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded (for more spice, keep seeds)
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2/3 cup water

For the salad:

  • 4 cups spinach
  • 8 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 12 red grape tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cucumbers, thinly sliced


For the turkey meatballs:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F and prepare a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the meatballs, except the olive oil. Mix until combined.
  • Form 2 inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Lightly brush olive oil over the meatballs.
  • Bake meatballs for 25 minutes or until cooked.

For the spicy avocado dressing:

  • Add all the ingredients for the dressing into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.

For the salad:

  • Toss the spinach, radishes, tomatoes, and cucumbers with the Spicy Avocado Dressing. Divide between plates and serve with the turkey meatballs on top.
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