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Pistachio and mint koftas with hummus sauce

The perfect sharing lamb koftas

4

Serves

10 mins

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

Allyson Gofton

Recipe author

Allyson Gofton

Lamb, pistachio and mint combine for a Middle eastern inspired kofta that is perfect for the barbecue and sharing with mates. We love it with hummus to dip or even a white bean and lemon dip.

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Ingredients

Koftas

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500g Quality Mark lamb mince

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2, peeled and chopped onions

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5-6, deseeded green chillies

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3-4 garlic cloves

finely chopped

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1/4 cup, chopped parsley

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1/4 cup, chopped mint leaves

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1 tsp ground allspice

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1 tsp cinnamon

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1 cup pistachio nuts

Hummus Sauce

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200g hummus

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2-3 tablespoons lemon juice

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2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

or coriander

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1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Tomato Salsa

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2 large vine tomatoes

diced

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10 black olives

pitted and chopped

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1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

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1 tsp balsamic vinegar

Method

To Make Koftas

To Make Hummus and Salsa

1

Finely chop the onions in a food processor.

2

Pulse in the chillies, garlic, parsley, mint, allspice, cinnamon and egg, and process to make a smooth mixture.

3

Season generously with salt and pepper.

4

Add the lamb and pulse to make a smooth mix.

5

Pulse in the pistachio nuts.

6

Mould the mixture evenly onto the ends of metal skewers.

7

Grill under a high heat for 10 minutes, turning regularly until brown and cooked.

8

Alternatively, barbecue on a lightly greased hot barbecue plate, turning regularly.

9

Serve the lamb over slices of tomatoes, a few olives and drizzled with olive oil.

10

Accompany with Hummus Sauce and Tomato Salsa.

Nutrition Information per Serving (285g)

This dish is packed with iron, zinc and vitamin B12 contributing to immunity and energy levels.

Energy

2126kJ (507 kcal)

Protein

35.6g

Total Fat

34.8g

Saturated Fat

8.7g

Carbs

10.9g

Dietary Fibre

g

Sodium

101mg

Iron

5.3mg

Zinc

4.3mg

Vitamin B12

2.2µg