Grilled kofta pitas


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time25 mins
  • Makes6 to 8 servings
Grilled kofta pitas

Photo: Erik Putz

Craving a taste of the Mediterranean? Shake up your dinner routine with these quick and easy pitas stuffed with kofta, arugula and tzatziki.


  • 450 g lean ground beef

  • 1/3 cup prepared tzatziki

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsely

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint

  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

  • 4 whole grain pitas with pockets, halved

  • 1 tomato, sliced

  • 1/2 English cucumber, sliced

  • 2 cups baby arugula, or spinach


  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

  • Stir ground beef, tzatziki, parsley, mint, onion powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until combined. Shape into 8 5-in.-long sausage-shaped patties.

  • Oil grill. Cook patties, lid closed, flipping once, 3 to 4 min per side.

  • Grill pitas, turning once, until warmed through and grill marks form, about 2 min.

  • To assemble, place 1 kofta, tomato, cucumber and arugula into each half.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 227, Protein 16g, Carbohydrates 23g, Fat 8g, Fibre 3g, Sodium 418mg.
Excellent source of vitamin B12.

Kitchen tip

Add 1 tbsp each prepared hummus and tzatziki to pita for extra flavour. Serve with hot sauce and pickles for the adults.

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