Grilled Koftas with Lemon & Mint

Prep time: 10min
Total time: 30min
Serves 6
1 lb
ground lamb
500 g
2
eggs
1/2
onion, chopped
2 cloves
garlic, chopped
2 tbsp
fresh Mint, chopped
30 mL
1/2
lemon, zested and juiced
1/4 tsp
each salt and pepper
1 mL
6
10" Bamboo Paddle Skewers
2 tbsp
Light 100% Olive Oil
30 mL
6
Greek Pita Bread
1/6 of the recipe
calories
480
fat
21 g
saturated fat
7 g
carbs
55 g
sugar
6 g
protein
31 g
cholestrol
115 mg
fibre
3 g
sodium
590 mg

Directions

  1. PREHEAT barbecue to medium-high. In a large bowl, mix lamb, eggs, onion, garlic, mint, lemon zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper. Place a sheet of foil onto grates to cover most of surface.

  2. SHAPE lamb mixture into equal sausage-shaped logs (it should make 6 koftas at 7 in./18 cm). Push a skewer through the length of each kofta, squeezing to compact around skewer.

  3. BRUSH warm foil with oil. Reduce barbecue to medium and place skewers on foil to cook, 2 to 3 min. on each of the 4 sides. Meanwhile, wrap pita in foil and place on upper rack to warm through, 1 to 2 min.

  4. SLIDE each kofta off skewer into a pita. Garnish with lettuce, tzatziki, cucumber and red pepper.