Herb Kofta with Bean Salad and Yoghurt Dressing

These Herb Kofta make a really simple, cheap, and easy lunch or dinner. Served with a crunchy salad and cool yogurt dip, the kofta flavours marry in so beautifully and deliciously that you won’t be able to stop at one.

This Herb Kofta with a Bean Salad and Yoghurt Dressing is a crowd pleaser. Serve it as part of an appetiser to guests or as a main meal to your loved ones as it suits all occasions.

What I loved most about this meal is how versatile it is to adapt to individual food preferences. What do I mean by that you ask?

Well, I served my kofta as a traditional main meal, with the salad on the side and everything drizzled with the yoghurt dressing.

My children, on the other hand, preferred to enjoy their kofta in a wrap (photo above).

My husband chose to enjoy it as a ‘meze’ (mezes are dishes served as appetizers). He served it on a platter with some cut pieces of pita bread, and the dip on the side so he could graze on it (photo below)

We all ate the same meal but the delivery suited our serving preferences.

So how will you be eating your kofta?

Herb Kofta with a Bean Salad and Yoghurt Dressing

Serves 4-6

Kofta Ingredients:

300g beef mince

300g lamb mince

2 large onions, grated

6 cloves of fresh garlic, crushed

1 cup parsley, finely chopped

1/2 cup mint, finely chopped

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cumin

Sea salt and pepper, a generous amount

Extra Virgin Olive Oil for frying

Optional: for a more tender kofta add 1/4 cup of bread crumbs or for a grain free options add almond meal


1. Combine well all ingredients and then divide into 8-12 equal portions and shape into thick and short sausage patties.

2. Heat oil in frying pan and cook for 4 minutes each side or until cooked through.

Bean Salad Ingredients:

400g can cannellini beans, rinsed

2 tomatoes, diced

1 lebanese cucumber, diced

1 spanish onion, sliced

2 tbs extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

(optional to add rocket or lettuce leaves)

Combine well all ingredients and drizzle with oil and lemon juice

Yogurt Dressing Ingredients:

½ cup Greek yoghurt

1 garlic clove, minced

2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

½ tsp ground cumin

Combine all ingredients

Serving Suggestions:
  • Serve Kofta on a platter with yoghurt dressing as an appetiser.

  • Serve as a meal with kofta, salad and dressing on each plate.

  • Serve in a wrap with kofta crushed onto a bed of yogurt dressing and top with some salad.

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