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Lamb koftas with fattoush

Lamb koftas with fattoush

Total Time
20 min
10 min
10 min
Create an Middle Eastern meal at home with this flavoursome lamb kofta and fattoush salad.


Lean lamb mince

500 g


2 clove(s), crushed

Fresh red chilli

1 whole, deseeded, finely chopped

Ground cumin

1 tsp

Ground cinnamon

1 tsp

Fresh mint

2 tbs, chopped

Red onion

1 medium, half grated and half thinly sliced

Wholemeal pita bread

80 g, (2 x 40g) split

Cherry tomatoes

450 g, halved

Lebanese cucumber

½ medium, sliced

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 tbs, chopped

Olive oil

1 tsp

White wine vinegar

1 tsp

Ground sumac

1 tsp

99% fat-free, plain or natural yoghurt, unsweetened

100 g

Fresh lemon rind

1 tsp, finely grated

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)


  1. Preheat grill on high. Line grill tray with foil. Combine mince, garlic, chilli, cumin, cinnamon, mint and finely grated onion in a bowl. Divide into 8 and shape each portion around a skewer. Grill for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.
  2. Line tray with more foil and lightly spray with oil. Grill pita bread, turning once, until golden. Cool. Break into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Combine tomatoes, cucumber, parsley and remaining thinly sliced onion in a bowl. Whisk oil, white wine vinegar and sumac together in a jug. Add to salad with pita bread and toss.
  4. Combine yoghurt and lemon rind in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Serve koftas with fattoush and lemon yoghurt.