Servings:(5 meatballs per serve)
* See the FODMAP Tips, Dairy Tips and Gluten Free Tips for the ingredient notes above the method.
This low FODMAP recipe makes a simple and delicious appetizer or main meal. The chicken quinoa meatballs have tangy bursts of lime and fresh cilantro, which makes them perfect to dip in my low FODMAP teriyaki sauce. To transform this into a main meal try adding some rice and low FODMAP vegetables for a tasty dinner.
Check that the cornflour (corn starch) is made from maize and not wheat.
Garlic infused oil is found in the oil section of your local supermarket. It should be clear with no floating bits of garlic. You can also make garlic infused oil at home by frying garlic cloves in cooking oil, until they are golden and fragrant (then remove the garlic before you continue cooking your meal). This is a low FODMAP way to capture the garlic flavour as the fructans can't leach into the oil.
Check the crushed ginger does not contain garlic. Crushed ginger is grated ginger that has been preserved in a jar. You can swap it for fresh ginger if you prefer.
Quinoa is pronounced KEE-noh-ah and can be found in the bulk bins or with the rice in most supermarkets.
Buy a gluten free plain flour or gluten free all purpose flour. The one I used contains these ingredients: maize starch, rice flour, tapioca starch, rice bran, & guar gum. Avoid flour blends that contain soy flour, chickpea/besan/gram/garbanzo bean flour, lentil flour, coconut flour, amaranth flour, or lupin flour.
Buy a bunch of green onions/scallions with long green tips. You can use the green tips of the green onions/scallions (which are low FODMAP) and not the white stem when cooking.
Check your dried chilli flakes do not contain onion or garlic powder.
The amount of wheat in regular soy sauce is low FODMAP, however if you are feeling concerned you can buy gluten free soy sauce (Tamari).
Herbs and spices are naturally gluten free, however they can become contaminated during manufacturing processes. If you are highly sensitive to gluten, check the dried herbs and spices do not contain a warning for trace gluten. If you are just on the low FODMAP diet you do not need to worry about this.
If you are highly sensitive to gluten, check all packaged products, processed meat (like bacon), nuts, seeds and dried fruit do not contain a warning for trace gluten. If you are just on the low FODMAP diet you do not need to worry about this.