Lamb Kofta Kebabs (217 cals) & Tzatziki (54 cals)

fullsizeoutput_7aacSo easy and quick to make. The tzatziki is definitely something I’ll be making often!

Lamb Kofta Kebabs

Preparation Time:15 mins

Cooking Time:15 mins

Serves: 6

Calories per serving: 217


Lamb, Mince, 20% Fat – 1 Pack/500g

Cumin, Ground – 1 Tsp/5g

Coriander, Ground – 2 Tsps/10g

Garlic, Raw – 3 Cloves/9g

Mint, Fresh – 1 Tbsp/1.6g


Preparation: Peel and finely chop the garlic cloves. Finely chop the mint.

In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients until well blended. Divide into 8 balls, then roll each ball on a board with a cupped hand to turn them into ovals. Thread onto 4 metal skewers and brush with oil.

To cook on a griddle: heat the pan until you can feel a good heat rising and cook for 3-4 mins each side. Don’t turn until they are well sealed or the meat will stick to the grill or pan.

Alternatively grill or BBQ – Put the meat skewers on the grill over a medium heat for about 3-4 mins each side, brush the surface with a little olive oil.

Season if you want, and set aside. Serve the koftas with yogurt, tzatziki, salad, flat breads – or a combination.

The folded flatbreads shown in my image are usually only around 100 calories each and I toast them for a minute in the toasted.

Nutrition Data Per Serving

Calories (kcal) 216.9

Carbohydrate (g) 1.5

Fat (g) 16.6

Fibre (g) 0.0

Protein (g) 14.5


Preparation Time: 30 mins

Cooking Time: 30 mins

Serves: 6

Calories per serving: 54


Cucumber – 250g

Garlic, Raw – 1 Clove/3g

Yoghurt, Greek – 250g

Juice, Lemon, Fresh – ½ Lemon/17.75ml

Olive Oil, Extra Virgin -7ml


Remove the seeds from the centre of the cucumber (this is where most of the water comes from). Grate the cucumber coarsely, then squeeeeeeze out the watery juice using a sieve or by wrapping in a clean dry tea towel.

Mix in the yoghurt.

Finely chop a clove or two of garlic and stir in.

Add the virgin olive oil.

Finely chop the fresh mint and add, along with the juice of half a lemon.

Leave for 30 mins to allow the flavours to permeate.

Nutrition Data Per Serving

Calories (kcal) 53.8

Carbohydrate (g) 2.0

Fat (g) 3.2

Fibre (g) 0.3

Fruit & Veg 0.6

Protein (g) 4.1

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