Koftas with pea and mint tabbouleh

Koftas with pea and mint tabbouleh

Total: 45 Min. | Active: 45 Min.
Nutritional value / people: 824 kcal
, Fat: 35 g
, Carbohydrate: 81 g
, Protein: 43 g

Koftas are the Middle Eastern version of meatballs. They are traditionally made from a mix of minced lamb and beef, grilled on skewers and served as a mezze. The tabbouleh with peas and mint makes a refreshing addition to the spicy meat.


4 people


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150 g couscous
4 dl water, boiling
¼ tsp salt
400 g peas, fresh or frozen
water, boiling
½ cucumber, cut into cubes
1 bunch peppermint, roughly chopped
1 bunch parsley, roughly chopped
½ organic lemon, grated zest and the juice
4 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste


500 g minced meat (beef or lamb)
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 tsp ras el hanout
¼ tsp paprika
1 pinch chilli powder
½ tsp salt
a little pepper
4 long metal skewers
1 tbsp oil

To serve

4 flatbreads
1 organic lemon, cut into wedges
150 g plain greek yoghurt
some peppermint leaves
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How it's done

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Place the couscous in a bowl, pour in the water, season with salt, cover and leave to absorb for approx. 5 mins. Separate the couscous with a fork, leave to cool. Blanch the peas in boiling water for approx. 2 mins., drain, rinse with cold water. Add the peas to the couscous along with all the other ingredients up to and including the oil, mix and season.


In a bowl, mix the meat with all the other ingredients up to and including the pepper, knead well until the ingredients have combined to form a compact mass. With wet hands, shape the mixture into 4 rolls, thread onto the skewers, brush with oil.

Charcoal/gas/electric grill

Cover and grill the koftas over/on a medium heat (approx. 200 °C for approx. 15 mins. all over.

To serve

Prepare the flatbreads according to the packet instructions. Plate up the tabbouleh with the koftas. Serve with the flatbread, lemon, yoghurt and mint.


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