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Meat-free kofta with chickpea salad

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  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Here’s a tasty idea for your next meat-free Monday. Our kofta and salad is hearty, wholesome and filling.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
Meat-free kofta with chickpea salad and bread


  • 2 large pieces wholemeal flatbread
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, peeled into ribbons
  • 350g mixed tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 1 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated
  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) lemon juice
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground paprika

Meat-free koftas

  • 400g pkt Herb & Sons Beef-Free Mince
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind

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  1. Step 1

    To make the meat-free koftas, combine the mince, garlic and lemon rind with ½ tsp pepper in a large bowl. Roll 1-tbs portions of mixture into balls. Place on a baking tray.
  2. Step 2

    Heat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium-high. Cook the koftas, turning occasionally, for 10 mins or until brown all over and heated through. Transfer to a plate. Cover with foil to keep warm.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, spray the bread with olive oil spray. Cook bread on the grill for 2 mins or until toasted. Cool slightly. Break into small pieces.
  4. Step 4

    Combine the cucumber, tomato, lettuce, chickpeas, coriander and mint in a large bowl. Combine the lemon juice, oil and paprika in a small jug. Season.
  5. Step 5

    Transfer the chickpea mixture to a large serving platter. Top with the koftas and bread. Drizzle with the dressing and gently toss to combine.