Every few months I find myself trying to eat a little bit healthier and reducing my carbohydrate intake (I do love all things pizza and pasta!) I therefore decided to try some new meals focusing on meat or fish with salad. I’ve been sharing a few of these on Instagram, but one of my new favourites has to be these low FODMAP Turkey Koftas with a homemade tzatziki and light salad. I decided to use turkey as it is a leaner meat, I then added lots of herbs and spices to give it a delicious Mediterranean flavour. They are really easy to make and although I’m slightly biased, I think they are a real treat for the taste-buds. These koftas are perfect for a midweek meal, or for a barbecue with a difference (of course be sure to check that the meat is cooked thoroughly if using a barbecue).
The recipe below makes four Turkey Koftas and you will need skewers, I found these bamboo skewers in Sainsbury’s to cook them on, or you could use metal skewers if you have them. This recipe is free from gluten and dairy (excl. tzatziki), so ideal for those of us with food intolerances.
- 500 g Turkey mince
- ½ Courgette (grated)
- ½ tbsp Spring onion (green tips finely chopped)
- ¼ tbsp Chilli flakes
- ¼ tbsp Oregano
- ¼ tbsp Basil
- ¼ tbsp Coriander leaf
- ¼ tbsp Ground cumin
- ¼ tbsp Paprika
- ¼ tbsp Fresh mint (finely chopped)
- 1 tbsp Garlic-infused oil
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees or gas mark 4.
- In a large bowl, mix together the turkey mince with all of the herbs and spices listed in the ingredients list.
- Divide the mixture into four and mould the mince into large sausage-style shapes and place on a skewer.
- Place the four skewers on a baking tray, drizzle with oil and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
- Make sure that the meat is hot throughout before serving.
- Enjoy with a simple salad and homemade tzatziki. The recipe for my homemade tzatziki can be found here.
I hope you enjoy these Turkey Koftas as much as I did, and as always, let me know if you give them a try. If there are any other low FODMAP meals you’d like me to create, do let me know in the comments below. I’m keen continue helping fellow FODMAP’ers make the most of food!
If you’ve enjoyed this recipe, you might like to try my low FODMAP barbecue piri piri chicken, homemade beef burgers or my easy pulled pork. Click on the links to head straight to the recipes. All perfect for the summer (or should I say what’s left of it!)