A very quick and easy clean dinner. We love this in our house – it’s a staple after work quick meal. Jam packed with flavour, use lean mince to keep the fat content down and the protein content up. The cucumber salad is a light and lovely plate to have in the evening too, fill up on that and there’s no need for any carbs.
Use a spiraliser or shave the cucumber with a peeler to make nice long thin pieces; I feel like creating a salad bowl this way tastes fresher, cleaner and better than a bowl of chopped up pieces. Isn’t that what they say on Masterchef? It’s all in the presentation?
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
500g lean lamb mince
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
1 x tsp rock salt
1 x tsp pepper
2 x tsp cayenne pepper
2 x tsp mint / handful fresh mint, chopped roughly
1 x tsp ground cumin
2 x tsp lemon juice
2 x garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 x red onion, thinly chopped
1/2 x cucumber, peeled into long strips
200 ml natural yoghurt
Handful fresh mint, chopped
1 x tsp lemom juice
Handful toasted pine nuts
Grill: 200 degrees
Mix the kofta ingredients into a big bowl
With your hands roll the mixture into balls
Thread balls onto skewers
Put under the grill, turning every few minutes until cooked through and going charred on the outside
Lay cucumber, onion, yoghurt and mint onto a plate. Drizzle lemon over.
Pop koftas on top
The last part is key.