Lamb Koftas with Tabbouleh
October 08, 2018 at 2:21 PM
This lamb kofta recipe is a delicious, and easy homemade middle eastern dish. It literally tastes like the takeaway open kebabs! As a nutritionist, I find working my way through the cuisines of different countries helps with my inspiration and variety. As humans, we love variety, and I encourage you to keep mixing it up. (Get off the "diet" food!). I hope you enjoy this - it has lots of good flavours, is satisfying and makes great leftovers. Enjoy!
Recipe - Serves 4
To make the tabouli
- Combine diced tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and finely chopped parsley in a bowl. Add 1-2tbs of olive, juice of 1/2 a lemon, and salt to taste.
To make the rice/pearl barley
- Add 1 cup of rice/barley and 2 cups of water and bring to boil. Stir occasionally so that nothing sticks to the bottom.
To make the lamb koftas
- Add finely chopped onion, and 1tbs of ground cumin to the mince in a medium bowl, and massage through well with clean hands.
- Heat olive oil in a pan. Then mould mince into mini patties (1/2 palm-sized) using your hands, and pan fry for 5mins each side in the fry pan. (Add extra oil as needed).
- Serve patties/koftas, tabouli, and rice/pearl barley with a tub of hummus and tzatziki on the side.
Kimberley is a qualified nutritionist holding a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Exercise Sports Science from Massey University. She has developed a passion for whole food nutrition and uses a combination of evidence-based nutritional science and her own clinical and personal experience to offer solutions and guidance for a wide range of health goals.