Radish soup with meatballs

This soup is low in calories, but full of delicious, healthy ingredients.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 20 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 159 / Protein 12g / Carbohydr. 5g / Fat 10g

Ingredients (4 servings)

1radish (small)
100 gglass noodles
200 gground meat
1spring onion
10 gginger
1egg white
1 tspcornstarch
1 tbspsoy sauce
1 tspsugar
1 tspsalt
0.5 tspsesame oil
1 lwater
chopped cilantro to serve


skimmer, large sauce pan, table spoon, cutting board, knife, small bowl

Wine Tip

Grüner Veltliner Steinfeder, Wachau, 2011
This slightly dry white wine echoes this hearty, yet subtle starter wonderfully. The wine is best enjoyed between 9 – 13°C/50°F, allowing the full aroma to unfold.

Step 1

Radish soup with meatballs

Slice spring onion into fine rings. Finely chop ginger and slice radish into thin strips.

cutting board, knife

1 spring onion / 10 g ginger / 1 radish

Step 2

Radish soup with meatballs

Mix ground meat, chopped spring onion, chopped ginger, egg white, cornstarch, soy sauce, sugar, and salt well with a fork until an even consistency is formed.

small bowl

200 g ground meat / 1 egg white / 1 tsp cornstarch / 1 tbsp soy sauce / 1 tsp sugar / 1 tsp salt

Step 3

Radish soup with meatballs

Boil water. Make small meat balls out of the mixture. Here it helps if hands are moistened with water to prevent the balls from sticking. Alternatively, use two teaspoons.

large sauce pan

1 l water

Step 4

Radish soup with meatballs

Now, put the meat balls into the boiling water using a spoon.

table spoon

Step 5

Radish soup with meatballs

The egg white will cause a white foam to appear on the surface. Remove with a skimmer.


Step 6

Radish soup with meatballs

Now add radish and glass noodles and bring to a boil. Then, simmer for approx. 4 – 5 min. Season with sesame oil and salt. Top with freshly chopped cilantro to serve.

100 g glass noodles / 0.5 tsp sesame oil / salt / chopped cilantro to serve