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Turkey & courgette koftas

Turkey & courgette koftas

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus soaking and chilling
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Use turkey thigh mince in this cheap weeknight treat flavoured with cumin, parsley and mint - perfect with salad and crème fraîche dip

  • Freezable (koftas only)
Nutrition: per serving


  • 500g pack turkey thigh mince
  • 1 garlic clove , crushed
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 140g courgettes , coarsely grated
  • ½ pack flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ pack mint , leaves only, finely chopped
  • 85g half-fat crème fraîche
  • 50g Greek yogurt
  • 1 small cucumber , halved, deseeded and thickly sliced
  • 4 carrots , grated
  • 140g cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 2 flour tortillas , each cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • STEP 1

    Soak 8 wooden skewers in cold water for 10 mins. In a bowl, combine the mince, garlic, cumin, lemon zest, courgettes, half the mint and parsley, and some seasoning. Using wet hands, divide the mixture into 8 and form into sausage shapes around the skewers. Chill for 20 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the crème fraîche, yogurt, remaining mint, a squeeze of lemon juice, and some seasoning, then set aside. Toss the cucumber, carrots, tomatoes, remaining parsley and remaining lemon juice together in a bowl.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the grill and line the rack with foil. Toast the tortilla pieces for 3 mins on each side or until crisp. Brush the koftas with the oil and grill for 14-16 mins, turning until browned. Serve the koftas with the salad, minty dip and tortilla crisps.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2014

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