Middle Eastern Platter

This platter is so easy considering most of the stuff you buy and serve so I can’t take a lot of credit for the flavours.

Lamb Koftas, tabouli, home made Hummus, Lebanese bread

Lamb Koftas, tabouli, home made Hummus, Lebanese bread

Platter consists of:
4 Lamb Kofta’s – my butcher makes these but you can buy them from a supermarket too
Hummus – homemade, see directions below
Tabouli – without dressing, I picked mine up from local fruit or BBQ chicken shop or supermarket.
1 piece of Lebanese bread
Juice from ½ a lemon for tabouli dressing
Serves 2

Grill koftas in frying pan until cooked through, when they are close to cooked place Lebanese bread over the top of them until it heats through, this soaks up a little bit of the fat coming off the koftas and makes the bread taste devine.

Drizzle lemon over tabouli before serving.
Serve ¼ of the hummus recipe below.
Cut Lebanese bread into strips.
Place everything on a plate or platter.
I use the strips of bread to make tiny little wraps with a chunk of kofta and topped with tabouli and hummus.


How to make Hummus
Now I am blessed with a Thermomix which I use to make mine but you could use a blender or stick blender to make it too. This recipe is a variation from the Thermomix cookbook.

400g tin of chickpeas drained (save some of the liquid)
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbls (50g) Tahini
Juice of 1 Lemon (40-50g)
½ tsp (25g) Olive Oil
Salt to taste

Chop garlic, place chickpeas in blending device, add tahini, lemon juice and olive oil and blend for 1 minute, if the mix looks too thick add some of the saved liquid (1 tbls) from the chickpeas and blend again for 10 seconds, add extra if necessary and repeat, add salt to taste.
Serves 4

Nutritional info per Serve of the Platter*
Calories 529
Carbs 49
Fat 28
Protein 18
Sugar 3
Sodium 497
*Nutritional information is only as accurate as My Fitness Pal.