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

Ingredients

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

Method

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

fullsizeoutput_7ab0Tzatziki

Preparation Time: 30 mins

Cooking Time: 30 mins

Serves: 6

Calories per serving: 54

Ingredients

Cucumber – 250g

Garlic, Raw – 1 Clove/3g

Yoghurt, Greek – 250g

Juice, Lemon, Fresh – ½ Lemon/17.75ml

Olive Oil, Extra Virgin -7ml

Method

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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