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Kofta meatballs in pita

9
8
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
25 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
These pita pockets are a super fun way (and not just for the kids!) to get some protein and three serves of veggies into your day. Great for a fancy lunch or relaxed dinner, these pitas are deliciously satisfying.

Ingredients

ground cumin

2 tsp

ground sumac

1 tsp

lean lamb mince

500 g

Breadcrumbs

25 g, (1/3 cup)

fresh coriander

2 tbs, finely chopped, plus ⅓ cup extra leaves to serve

99% fat-free plain yoghurt

½ cup(s), (120g)

Flat bread, pita pocket, light, wholemeal

168 g, (4x42g)

baby spinach leaves

25 g

tomato(es)

2 medium, roma variety, finely chopped

fresh mint

cup(s), leaves

oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Heat a small frying pan over medium heat. Cook cumin and sumac, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Cool.
  2. Combine the lamb, breadcrumbs, chopped coriander and half the cumin mixture in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Roll level tablespoons of the mixture into 24 balls. Lightly spray a large frying pan with oil and heat on medium-high. Cook the meatballs, turning occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the yoghurt, remaining cumin mixture and 1 tablespoon warm water in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Cut the pita breads in half crossways then separate each half to form a pocket. Spread half the spiced yoghurt inside each pita half. Fill with spinach, tomato, coriander leaves, mint leaves and meatballs. Drizzle with the remaining spiced yoghurt.

Start eating better than ever!