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Meat-free koftas with chickpea salad

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A perfect meal for meat-free Monday or a weekend barbecue. Served with a homemade chickpea salad, this meal is easy yet so delish!

  • Serves4
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + cooling time
Meat-free koftas with chickpea salad


  • 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

Nutritional information

Per Serve: Energy: 2212kJ/529 Cals (25%), Protein: 24g (48%), Fat: 27g (39%), Sat fat: 9g (38%), Carb: 39g (13%), Sugar: 6g (7%), Fibre: 15g (50%), Sodium: 751mg (38%).

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Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    To make the meat-free koftas, combine the mince, garlic and lemon rind with 1/2 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.