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Kofte Kebabs with Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce Recipe

Kofte Kebabs with Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce Recipe

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May 31, 2017
Updated January 23, 2019
Category: Recipes

Kofte Kebabs with Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce Recipe

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Serves: 4-6 servings
Difficulty: Easy

Kofte Kebabs Ingredients

Kofte Kebabs with Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce Recipe

● ½ pound ground grass-fed beef*
● ½ lb. ground lamb*
● ¼ cup grated onion
● 4 cloves garlic
● 3 tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
● 2 tsp. Himalayan salt
● ¼ tsp. white pepper
● 1 tbsp. ground coriander
● 1 tsp. ground cumin
● Extra virgin olive oil
● Tzatziki, recipe below
● Grilled flatbread**
● Skewers

* You can use any combination of meat you like. Even ground chicken or turkey will work!
**We used whole wheat Lavash by 365.

Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce Ingredients

Kofte Kebabs with Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce Recipe

● 2 cups plain whole milk Greek or Skyr yogurt***
● 1 medium cucumber, peeled, halved, and seeded
● 1 tsp. Himalayan salt
● 1 clove garlic
● 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
● 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
● 1 tbsp. chopped fresh mint
● 1 tbsp. fresh dill

***You want to use a thicker yogurt, like Greek or Skyr, with little excess liquid.

Kofte Kebabs Directions

1. Smash the garlic cloves with the flat side of a large knife into a paste. Mix the paste, salt, both meats, onion, parsley, and spices together in a medium mixing bowl.
2. Line a pan with parchment paper. Divide the meat mixture into 28 rough balls. Mold each piece around the pointed end of a skewer. If you use wooden ones, soak them in water for 15 minutes before threading them. Make a 2-inch oval kebab that comes to a point just covering the tip of the skewer. Lay the skewers on the pan, cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
3. Heat a grill pan over medium heat or prepare a grill. Brush the pan lightly with olive oil. Grill the kebabs, turning occasionally, until brown crisp edges and cooked through, about 6 minutes total.
4. Transfer to a serving platter and serve with tzatziki sauce, fresh sliced tomatoes, sliced red onions, grilled flatbread, and fresh parsley on top for garnish.

Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce Directions

1. Grate the cucumber on the large holes of a box grater into a bowl. Sprinkle with the salt on cucumbers. Set aside 20 minutes, then squeeze the cucumbers to express as much liquid as possible.
2. Smash the garlic. Stir the grated cucumber, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, mint, and dill into the yogurt. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

With a B.S. in journalism and a minor in business administration from the University of Florida, Liv Langdon contributes research-supported articles and educational recipe ebooks to the Onnit website. A former personal chef, she translates her skills in the kitchen to recipe development, food styling, and built the organic, locally sourced menu for the Onnit Cafe & Smoothie Bar and Food Truck. Her knowledge and experience in holistic nutrition has allowed her to cook and support some of our professional and collegiate athletes. She has previously worked as an online diet & lifestyle coach, nutrition consultant, personal chef, freelance journalist, and corporate sales director for a fresh meal delivery service. She has been a guest on the Total Human Optimization podcast and the Touching Base podcast. You can find her work in Men’s Fitness Magazine, Born Fitness, and is publishing her first cookbook this summer. Follow her on Instagram @livlangdon.
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