Middle Eastern Kofta Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce and Tomato Cucumber Salad

 

 

Kofta Kebabs with Tzatziki and Tomato Cucumber Salad

 

Keto – friendly Kebabs

stuffed with Feta Cheese and spices bound by ground beef, egg and almond meal.

These really are flavorful. Each part complements the other. Creamy Tzatziki, tangy crisp vegetables, and grilled meat. Comfort food.  These could be eaten in pita bread or as gyros. But when we are low carbing this is perfect just as is.

I don’t like the extra time it takes to put these on skewers so I tend to skip that part by just turning each kebab individually on the grill.  This recipe can be easily doubled.

Ingredients: 

Kofta Kebabs –

1/2 cup Almond Meal
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 C. Feta Cheese
2 teaspoons cumin
1  teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground coriander
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 pound 90% lean ground sirloin
Tzatziki – or try it with – Creamy Garlic Mint Yogurt Sauce

1 cup Greek yogurt

1/4 C. Feta (optional)

1/2 cucumber, peeled and grated

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice or vinegar

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

 

Tomato Cucumber Salad –

2 Tomatoes, sliced

1/2 Cucumber, sliced thinly

1-2 T. fresh lemon juice

1-2 T. Olive oil

Dash of Salt

Preparation:

Combine all of the Kebab ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix with either an electric mixer or your hands until fully combined.  Refrigerate.  This can be made a day in advance.

Combine all Tzatziki ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Combine Salad ingredients and refrigerate while Kebabs cook.

Prepare grill and heat.  While grill heats, line a baking sheet with aluminum or parchment paper.  Divide beef mixture into 8 – 10 portions and shape into 3 inch long patties.  Place each on grill and cook 4 minutes or until nicely browned. Turn and grill 4 more minutes.  Remove from heat.  Serve with Tzatziki and salad. In Pitas if you like.

Kofta Kebabs with Tzatziki and Tomato Cucumber SaladKofta Kebabs with Tzatziki and Tomato Cucumber Salad

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