Barbeque beef kofta with herby tzatziki

4 meat skewers with greens and a pot of white salad with green and red dots on a brown plate, pomegranate half and bread, pot of hummus.
An easy Kofta kebab recipe. Good quality ground beef mixed with fresh parsley, onions, garlic and Middle Eastern spices. Serve with cool Herby Tzatziki topped with gorgeous pomegranate seeds for a festive feel.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4


  • 1 kg Pure South Premium Beef Mince
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 large handfuls Superb Herb Parsley stems removed (about 2 packed cups)
  • 1 slice of toast bread well toasted and soaked in water, then squeezed out water
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp Ground allspice
  • ½ tsp Cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp ground Sumac
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp paprika

For Herby Tzatziki with pomegranate


  • Preheat the barbeque on high.
  • In a food processor, process the onion, garlic, and parsley. Add the beef, bread and the spices. Process until all is well combined and forms a pasty meat mixture.
  • Remove the meat mixture from the food processor and place in a large bowl. Take a handful of the meat mixture and mould it on a skewer, making 3 cm thick kebab. Repeat the process until you have run out of meat.
  • Grill the kofta kebabs on the lightly oiled barbeque. Cook on medium-high heat for 4 minutes on one side, turnover and grill for another 3-4 minutes.
  • To make the herby tzatziki: Lightly squeeze the grated cucumber between your palms to remove excess water and place in a large bowl, one handful at a time until all the cucumber is in the bowl. Add the yoghurt, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and salt and mix through. Let it rest for 5 minutes before stirring in the herbs. Add more lemon juice and salt to taste if necessary. Top with pomegranate seeds.
  • Serve Beef Kofta with Herby Tzatziki accompanied by flatbread, hummus and salad greens.


Tip.  Leftover tzatziki keeps well in the fridge for 4-5 days.
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