Lamb Koftas With Tzatziki Recipe

Lamb Koftas with Tzatziki Recipe

This dish is full of flavour and is a fantastic meal to share with people. I like to serve this with the spelt flatbreads, hummus, olives and some salad greens.

Lamb Koftas with Tzatziki Recipe

By: Danielle Minnebo

These lamb koftas are of flavour and offer a fantastic meal to share with people. Serve yours with flatbread, hummus, olives and salad.



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  • 500g organic lamb mince
  • ¼ cup currants
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Tzatziki
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, grated
  • 200g plain Greek yoghurt
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice ½ lemon


  • Add the lamb mince, currants, garlic, dried mint, cumin and sea salt to a bowl. Mix until well combined.
  • Take a small amount of the mixture and shape into an oval shape. Repeat this until you have used up all the mixture and have approx. 18 koftas.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large frypan over medium heat and add the koftas, leaving some space between each kofta and ensuring the pan is not overcrowded. Cook on each side for 3 mins until golden brown and cooked all the way through. Continue this process until you have cooked all the koftas.
  • To prepare the tzatziki, wrap up the grated cucumber in a thin cloth or tea towel and squeeze out all the excess juice, leaving only the grated cucumber pulp.
  • Add this pulp to a bowl along with all the other ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Serve the lamb koftas and flat bread warm with tzatziki on the side.


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Danielle Minnebo

Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.

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