Lamb and mint kofta kebabs recipe

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These minced lamb meatballs are served Greek-style on skewers with couscous, chickpeas and peppers and come topped with a tasty mint yoghurt dip

lamb and mint kofta kebabs recipe
Preparation Time35 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time55 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories791 Kcal40%
Sugar10.0 g11%
Fat37.3 g53%
Saturated Fat14.0 g70%
Salt0.91 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein39.6 g79%
Carbohydrates79.2 g30%
Salt0.91 gRow 7 - Cell 2

These delicious lamb and mint kofta kebabs are so easy to make at home.

It only takes 20 mins to cook these tasty lamb and mint kofta kebabs. These minced lamb meatballs are served Greek-style on skewers with couscous, chickpeas and peppers and come topped with a tasty mint yoghurt dip.

This simple Greek dish is the perfect option if you're looking for something light for dinner or filling for lunch. Served with freshly prepared salad or homemade chips if you fancy a treat.

Even the kids will love our lamb and mint kofta kebabs. Just make sure you take the meatballs off of the skewers before serving.

This kofta recipe is best eaten on the day its made but any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat thorougly and ensure the meat is piping hot before serving.


  • 500g (1lb) lean minced lamb
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 tbs chopped fresh mint
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 250g (8oz) couscous
  • 1 tsp bouillon stock powder
  • 290g jar flame roasted peppers, drained and chopped
  • 410g can chickpeas, drained
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbs chopped fresh parsley
  • Few sprigs of marjoram, optional
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 tbs tzatziki (yogurt with mint or cucumber)
  • Few sprigs of fresh mint
  • 8 bamboo skewers




  1. Soak the skewers in a shallow dish of water. Put the minced lamb into a bowl with the onion, garlic, mint and salt and pepper. Mix everything together well. Shape into 24 walnut-sized balls. Thread 3 lamb koftas on to each skewer. Cover and chill.
  2. Put the couscous into a bowl, add the bouillon stock powder and 200ml (7fl oz) boiling water. Stir and leave for a few minutes for the couscous to absorb the liquid. Add the peppers and chickpeas.
  3. Add the lemon juice, parsley, 1 tbsp oil, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Preheat the grill to high. Put the koftas on to the grill pan with the tomatoes and drizzle with 1 tbs oil. Grill for 10 mins, remove the tomatoes and add the couscous. Turn the koftas and grill for 5 more mins.
  5. Serve the koftas on top of the couscous, with a dollop of tzatziki, and garnish with a sprig of mint. To freeze, open freeze the kebabs on sticks. Once frozen, cover with film and put into a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Grill from frozen for 25 mins.
Top Tip for making Lamb and mint kofta kebabs

You can use beans instead of chickpeas, and add any other grilled vegetables you like to the couscous — forinstance, artichokes.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies