A great Middle Eastern option for an easy weeknight dinner, these koftas have great flavor and so easy to make.

A savory dish again.  These are amazing.  When I made them the first time, the kids kind of screwed up their noses until they tried them.  Then they just couldn’t get enough of them.  For something that’s so simple, these are amazing.  I know I said that earlier, but there’s no other words to really describe them.  They’ve got that Mediterranean flavoring, with cumin and mint and you can make them with any sort of ground meat.  I’ve made them with both turkey and a lamb/beef mixture, but really, the sky is the limit.

I haven’t included a recipe for a dressing or sauce, but try things like natural yogurt with some mint mixed in, or just some mayonnaise, or some Greek yogurt with garlic to make a kind of aioli.  Something creamy works really well, or you can just have it plain.

You can also have these in a pita bread with salad, or (like I’ve shown above) just as they are with a salad, Greek or otherwise!

Turkey koftas
Serves 5
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
255 calories
1 g
105 g
16 g
26 g
4 g
106 g
93 g
0 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
106g
Servings
5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255
Calories from Fat 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
25%
Saturated Fat 4g
21%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 105mg
35%
Sodium 93mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 1g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
2%
Sugars 0g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A
9%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
6%
Iron
16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  2. 2 tsp ground cumin
  3. 1 tsp chili flakes
  4. 500g ground turkey
  5. 2 tbs chopped parsley
  6. 2 tbs chopping mint
Instructions
  1. Mix together all ingredients with your hands until it forms a coherent mass.
  2. Take balls of approximately 2 tbs in size and form into logs (or balls, whatever you wish). Continue until all mixture is used up.
  3. Chill in fridge for an hour.
  4. Place a griddle pan over a medium high heat. When hot, grill the koftas for 5-6 minutes, turning halfway through so that all sides are well browned.
  5. Serve with salad, pita or any other accompaniment.
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calories
255
fat
16g
protein
26g
carbs
1g
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