Beef kofta with tzatziki - Healthier. Happier.

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Tzatziki

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 cups mint leaves
  • 1 cup low-fat Greek yoghurt or natural yoghurt
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, grated and squeezed of extra moisture

Kofta

  • 400g lean beef mince
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 medium brown onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley
  • freshly ground black or cracked pepper, to taste
  • olive or canola oil spray

To serve

  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, extra, cut into 1cm dice
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1cm dice
  • 1 medium red capsicum, cut into 1cm dice
  • 2 spring onions (including green tops), sliced
  • 4 wholemeal or wholegrain wrap bread or Lebanese bread (20 cm)
  1. Chop garlic and mint, place them into a food processor and process until finely chopped.
  2. Transfer 1/3 of garlic and mint mixture to a small bowl and mix with grated cucumber and yoghurt to make tzatziki. Set aside.
  3. Add onion and parsley to the remaining garlic and mint mixture and process until finely chopped. Combine with the mince and spices and season with pepper.
  4. Use clean hands to divide into 8 portions, shape each into a 12cm long sausage and feed onto metal or pre-soaked wooden skewers.
  5. Spray a barbeque, chargrill or griddle with oil and heat on high. Cook kofta for 8 minutes or until cooked through, turning every few minutes.
  6. In a medium sized bowl combine cucumber, tomatoes, capsicum and spring onion.
  7. To serve, place Lebanese bread or wholegrain wraps on plates and divide salad and tzatziki evenly. Add 2 koftas to each and remove skewers .

Hint

If time permits, cover and refrigerate koftas for 20 minutes or overnight before cooking.

Alternatives

  • Replace beef mince with lean chicken mince.
  • Add extra mint and parsley to the salad for a more intense flavour.

Storage Suggestions

  • Eat immediately.

Equipment List

  • Food processor
  • Small bowl
  • Plate
  • Medium bowl
  • Serving plates
  • Skewers

Acknowledgements

Recipe from LiveLighter® campaign © State of Western Australia 2013 reproduced with permission.

Nutrition Information


593g Quantity per serving Quantity per 100g
Energy 1921kJ 324kJ
Protein 38.2g 6.45g
Fat, total 9.19g 1.55g
— Saturated 3.15g 0.53g
Carbohydrate 47.9g 8.1g
— Sugars 17g 2.9g
Fibre 13.3g 2.25g
Sodium 505mg 85.2mg
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