Experimenting with food and recipes from different parts of the world doesn’t have to be daunting and this lamb dish proves that you can create a taste of North Africa without ever needing to step onto the continent.
Lamb works really well on the barbeque and a couscous salad is not only healthy, it is also packed with flavour and you can even sneak in a few vegetables without the kids noticing!
Kids will always eat the vegetables if there is something in it for them or if it is mixed in with other amazing foods. Probably why as a kid I loved a veggie bake – there was always more cheese sauce than there were veggies!
You can put anything you like into the salad but it is always nice to keep it colourful so try to aim for a variety of different vegetables of different colours. One of my favourites is avocado and is becoming a real addiction of late.
- 400g Lean Minced Lamb
- Bunch Fresh Mint
- Pack Couscous
- 15 Cherry Tomatoes
- Half Yellow Pepper
- 5 Spring Onions
- 75g Feta Cheese
- Start by making the Koftas by placing the minced lamb in a bowl and seasoning with salt, pepper and some chopped mint
- Split the mince mixture into four and then shape the mince around four different skewers.
- Cook the Koftas on the BBQ for about 15 minutes until cooked through.
- While the Koftas are cooking prepare the couscous according to the packet instructions
- Let the couscous cool slightly and then add the cherry tomatoes cut in half, the sliced yellow pepper, slices of spring onion and crumble in the Feta cheese
- Serve the Kortas with the couscous and sprinkle over more fresh mint to serve
Calories per serving: 345