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Annabel's Minty Lamb Koftas

Annabel's Minty Lamb Koftas

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Prep Time

35 min



Bring a taste of the Middle East to this week’s menu with Annabel’s Minty Lamb Koftas. Stuffed into pittas and topped with a zingy mint yogurt dressing, this aromatic Moroccan favourite will be sure to tickle those taste buds and keep the whole family happy come teatime.

Prep Time

35 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 lemon
1 red onion
2 tomatoes
1 garlic clove
10g mint
1/2 cucumber
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
1 tsp ground cumin
wholemeal pittas
4 wholemeal pittas
British Lamb mince2
250g British lamb mince
150g Greek-style fat-free yoghurt †
25g honey
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10g mint
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 wholemeal pittas
  • 250g British lamb mince
  • 150g Greek-style fat-free yoghurt<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 honey pot (25g)
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 557 kJ
132 kcal
3192 kJ
759 kcal
of which saturates
4.2 g
1.4 g
23.9 g
8.1 g
of which sugars
16.1 g
4.1 g
92.4 g
23.3 g
Fibre 2.3 g 13 g
Protein 7.8 g 44.7 g
Salt 0.21 g 1.22 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 lemon
1 red onion
red onion
1 tomato
1 garlic clove
10g mint
mint (100%)
1/2 cucumber
30g panko breadcrumbs
wheat flour (gluten), sugar, salt, yeast
1 tsp ground cumin
ground cumin
4 wholemeal pittas
wholemeal wheat flour (gluten), water, yeast, salt, preservative: calcium propionate
250g British lamb mince
lamb (100%)
150g Greek-style fat-free yoghurt
1 honey pot (25g)
blossom honey
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, milk)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Annabel's Minty Lamb Koftas

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Peel and finely chop the red onion[s]

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of olive oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the chopped onion with a pinch of salt and cook for 5-8 min or until softened

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Meanwhile, peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Pick the mint leaves from their stems and chop them finely

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Once softened, add the chopped garlic and ground cumin to the onion and cook for 1 min or until fragrant

Once fragrant, transfer the softened onion to a large mixing bowl

Add the lamb mince, panko breadcrumbs, honey and half the chopped mint (save the rest for later!) to the bowl

Give everything a good old mix up until fully combined, then separate into 8 [16] patties

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Add the patties to a lightly oiled baking tray and put the tray in the oven for 12-15 min or until cooked through – these are your lamb koftas

5 Annabel's Minty Lamb Koftas

Meanwhile, combine the Greek-style fat-free yoghurt with the juice of 1/2 [1] lemon and the remaining chopped mint

Season with a pinch of salt – this is your minty yoghurt dressing 

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Dice the cucumber finely

Dice the tomatoes finely

Add the diced cucumber and tomato to a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper – this is your tomato and cucumber salad

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Add the wholemeal pittas to a separate baking tray

Put the tray in the oven for 3 min or until warmed through

Meanwhile, cut the remaining lemon into wedges

Cut the warmed pittas in half 


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Fill the pittas with a lamb kofta, some tomato and cucumber salad and a dollop of the minty yoghurt dressing 

Garnish with a wedge of lemon


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