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Veggie Mezze With Spiced Lentil Koftas

Veggie Mezze With Spiced Lentil Koftas

Rating
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(466 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Lebanese

Dig into this plant-based plate full of spiced lentil koftas, balsamic roasted vegetables, warm pittas and a smooth, creamy homemade hummus.

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Lebanese

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Lemon
1 lemon
Red-onion
2 red onions
Red-chilli
1 red chilli
Red-pepper
1 red pepper
cumin-seeds
2 tsp cumin seeds
fresh-coriander
10g coriander
Courgette
1 courgette
Chickpeas
1 can of chickpeas (400g)
Brown-lentils
1 can of lentils (400g)
Balsamic-vinegar
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml) †
wholemeal pittas
2 wholemeal pittas †
Soy-sauce-sachet
1 soy sauce sachet (15ml) †
Tahini
1 tahini sachet (15g) †
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
You Will Need
Food processor, tin foil, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 10g coriander
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 can of chickpeas (400g)
  • 1 can of lentils (400g)
  • 1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 2 wholemeal pittas<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tahini sachet (15g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 416 kJ
99 kcal
2802 kJ
666 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
1.6 g
0.2 g
10.9 g
1.4 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
14.6 g
1.9 g
98.1 g
12.7 g
Fibre 4.7 g 31.5 g
Protein 5.1 g 34.5 g
Salt 0.29 g 1.96 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
lemon
1 red onion
red onion
1 red chilli
red chilli
1 red pepper
red pepper
2 tsp cumin seeds
cumin seeds
10g coriander
coriander(100%)
1 courgette
courgette
1 can of chickpeas (400g)
chickpeas, water, salt, ascorbic acid
1 can of lentils (400g)
lentils, water, salt, ascorbic acid
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)
wine vinegar, concentrated grape must, potassium metabisulphite (sulphites)
2 wholemeal pittas
wholemeal wheat flour (gluten), water, yeast, salt, spirit vinegar, deactivated yeast, preservative: calcium propionate.
1 soy sauce sachet (15ml)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1 tahini sachet (15g)
Organic roasted hulled sesame seeds (100%). Produced in a factory that handles nuts, peanuts, soya, mustard, celery and fish.
30g panko breadcrumbs
Wheat flour (gluten), yeast, Salt
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (sulphites, gluten, soya, sesame)

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)
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Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C (fan)/ 395°F/ Gas 6

Cut the red onions into wedges, leaving the skins on (this helps them cook quicker)

Deseed the red pepper[s] (scrape the seeds and pith out with a teaspoon) and cut into thick strips

Top, tail and chop the courgette[s] in half lengthways, then slice finely

 

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Add the chopped vegetables to a baking tray a with the balsamic vinegar, a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper 

Give everything a good mix up and cook for 20-25 min

Once done, carefully cut the roots from the red onion and remove the skins – this is your balsamic roasted veg

 

 

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Meanwhile, cut the red chilli[es] in half lengthways, deseed (scrape the seeds out with a teaspoon) and chop finely 

Chop the coriander finely, including the stalks

Drain and rinse the lentils

Drain and rinse the chickpeas

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Add 1/3 of the chickpeas (save the rest for later!) and all of the lentils to a wide-based pan or pot

Add the chopped chilli (can't handle the heat? Go easy!), chopped coriander, cumin seeds and panko breadcrumbs

Add the soy sauce, a pinch of pepper and the juice of 1/2 [1] lemon, then mash until smooth

Tip: If the mixture is a little dry, try adding a splash of water

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Line a baking tray with tin foil

Divide the mixture into 6 [12] and form into small sausage shapes – these are your spiced koftas

Add the spiced koftas to the baking tray and drizzle them with olive oil 

Put the tray in the over for 12-15 min or until beginning to brown and crisp

 

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Whilst everything is cooking, add the remaining chickpeas to a food processor with the tahini, remaining lemon juice, 4 tbsp [8 tbsp] olive oil and 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] cold water 

Season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper and blitz until smooth – this is your homemade hummus

Tip: Add a splash more cold water if you're hummus is looking a little dry!

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Once the koftas are beginning to crisp, add the pittas to the other side of the tray (or a separate one!) and return it to the oven for 3-4 min or until warmed through

Once done, chop the warmed pittas into triangles

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Serve the spiced koftas with the homemade hummus, balsamic roasted veg and warmed pitta triangles to the side

Enjoy!

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