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Beef Kofta With Grain Free Tabouli

Middle Eastern-inspired beef koftas are served with a grain-free tabouli salad. Mediterranean and primal. The best combination
Course Main Course
Cuisine Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 526kcal
Author Peter G



  • 500 g beef minced
  • 1 onion grated
  • 1 cup parsley leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mint finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch white pepper


  • 4 cups parsley finely chopped
  • ½ cup mint finely chopped
  • ¼ cauliflower grated
  • 1 spring onion thinly sliced
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber seeds removed and thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 pinch white pepper



  • Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Take approx. 50g of the beef mixture and shape it into an oblong shape over a skewer. It should cover approx. ⅓ of the skewer. Repeat until you have 10 skewers made.
  • Preheat your grill or pan or bbq. Cook the kofta 5 mins. each side until browned and cooked through.
  • Combine 3 parts oil to 1 part lemon juice and a tablespoon of Greek oregano. Mix well and drizzle over just cooked kofta.


  • Combine the parsley, mint, grated cauliflower, spring onion, tomatoes and cucumber in a large bowl. Add the lemon juice, olive oil and season to taste.
  • Serve immediately with the beef kofta.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 11g