Lamb koftas with tzatziki

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15 min


4 Servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 10 minutes
Lamb koftas with tzatziki

Ryan Szulcs


  • 8 wooden skewers
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup quick-cook oatmeal
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 500 g ground lamb
  • 227-g container tzatziki


  • Soak skewers in water. Place an oven rack in top third of oven. Preheat broiler. Place a rack on a large rimmed baking sheet. Spray rack with oil.
  • Whisk egg in a bowl. Stir in oatmeal, cinnamon, garlic powder, allspice, salt and parsley. Add lamb. Using a fork or your hands, gently mix together. Do not overwork, or koftas will be tough.
  • Divide meat mixture into 8 portions. Form each into a small log, about 5 in. long. Thread 1 skewer through centre of each log. Gently flatten and shape meat firmly around skewer. Place on the prepared rack on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining meat mixture and skewers.
  • Broil 5 min, then gently turn. Continue to broil until meat feels firm to the touch, 4 to 5 more min. Serve with tzatziki. Garnish with chopped tomatoes and parsley if desired.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 387,
  • Protein
  • 26 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9 g,
  • Fat
  • 27 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 580 mg.

Reader Tested!

“The cinnamon and allspice work well together. I can’t wait to try it on the barbecue next spring.” Elaine Hutchinson, Waterloo, Ont.