Grilled Koftas with Lemon & Mint

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground lamb 500 g
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped 30 mL
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper 1 mL
  • 6 long bamboo skewers, soaked
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 30 mL
  • 6 pita breads

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat barbecue to medium-high. In a large bowl, mix lamb, eggs, onion, garlic, mint, lemon zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper. Place a sheet of foil onto grates to cover most of surface.

  • Step 2

    Shape lamb mixture into equal sausage-shaped logs (it should make 6 koftas at 7 in./18 cm). Push a skewer through the length of each kofta, squeezing to compact around skewer.

  • Step 3

    Brush warm foil with oil. Reduce barbecue to medium and place skewers on foil to cook, 2 to 3 min. on each of the 4 sides. Meanwhile, wrap pita in foil and place on upper rack to warm through, 1 to 2 min.

  • Step 4

    Slide each kofta off skewer into a pita. Garnish with lettuce, tzatziki, cucumber and red pepper.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description 1/6 of the recipe
  • Calories 480
  • Fat 21 g
  • Saturated Fat 7 g
  • Carbs 55 g
  • Sugar 6 g
  • Protein 31 g
  • Cholesterol 115 mg
  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 590 mg