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


 500-600g Lamb Mince (raw)


 4 tomatoes
 1 Cup chopped parsley
 Half a red onion
 1 white onion
 Half a Cucumber

Healthy Fats

 1 tub of Lisas Hummus
 1 tub of tzatziki (Yoghurt cucumber dip)
 4 Tbsp olive oil


 1 Cup Brown rice or pearl barley


 Half a Lemon (juice)
 1 Tbsp Ground Cumin

To make the tabouli

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. Add finely chopped onion, and 1tbs of ground cumin to the mince in a medium bowl, and massage through well with clean hands.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.

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