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Beef kofta and couscous salad

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  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • No added sugar
  • High in protein
  • High in dietary fibre
  • 1 serve veg or fruit

We've turned this couscous salad recipe into a mouth-watering meal with the addition of Moroccan-inspired beef kofta.


  • Serves4
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 30 mins chilling and 5 mins resting time
Beef kofta and couscous salad


  • 1/2 x 1kg Coles Australian No Added Hormones 3 Star Beef Mince
  • 1 tbs Moroccan seasoning
  • 1 cup (70g) fresh breadcrumbs (made from day-old bread)
  • 1 free-range egg, lightly whisked
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped mint
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) pearl couscous
  • 1 lemon, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 200g medley Perino tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup (140g) Greek-style yoghurt
  • 2 tsp sriracha sauce

Nutritional information

Per Serve: Energy 3574kJ/855 Cals (41%), Protein: 42g (84%), Fat: 43g (61%), Sat Fat: 14g (58%), Carb: 78g (25%), Sugar: 11g (12%), Dietary Fibre: 8g (27%), Sodium: 599mg (30%).

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  1. Step 1

    Combine the mince, seasoning, breadcrumbs, egg and chopped mint in a bowl. Season. Divide into 16 portions and roll into oval shapes. Place on a plate in the fridge for 30 mins to chill.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, cook the couscous in a saucepan of boiling water for 10 mins or until just tender. Refresh under cold water. Drain well.

  3. Step 3

    Thread koftas evenly onto 8 soaked bamboo skewers. Heat a frying pan or barbecue flatplate over medium-high heat. Spray skewers with olive oil spray and cook, turning, for 8-10 mins or until golden and cooked through. Set aside for 5 mins to rest.

  4. Step 4

    Combine lemon rind, lemon juice and the oil in a small bowl. Season. Place the couscous, combined tomato, cucumber, red onion, radish, mint leaves and parsley in a clean bowl with half the lemon mixture. Toss to combine.

  5. Step 5

    Transfer the couscous mixture to a serving platter and top with the skewers. Combine the yoghurt and sriracha sauce in a small serving bowl. Serve the skewers and salad immediately with the yoghurt mixture and remaining lemon mixture.

Recipe tip

SERVE WITH... lemon wedges

Make a beef tray bake with the leftover seasoning and yoghurt. Try the recipe at – it’s another way to use versatile beef mince.