A month of so back I took part in a challenge from Lean on Turkey to create a family meal using turkey for under a tenner – and came up with a turkey, ham and pasta bake. Challenge number 2 was to come up with a lovely low fat turkey dish, again for under a tenner, and I made these turkey koftes.
Recipe: Turkey Koftes with Cous Cous Salad & Tzatziki
For the cous cous
140g/5oz couscous (20p)
250ml/9fl oz of veg stock (3p)
50g/handful frozen peas (10p)
50g/handful frozen corn (10p)
15ml extra virgin olive oil (10p)
100g cherry tomatoes (40p)
1/2 red pepper (30p)
Total cost: £1.23
Add boiling veg stock to couscous, with frozen peas and corn. Glug in the olive oil, the quartered cherry tomatoes and finely diced red pepper. Leave to stand for 15 minutes, fork through to fluff.
For the Tzatziki
1/5 cucumber 20p
75g low fat natural yoghurt 16p
1 clove garlic 3p
Finely dice the cumber and garlic. Mix all ingredients together.
Total cost: 39p
For the Koftes
500g turkey breast mince (£4.00)
1 free range egg (27p)
zest 1/2 lemon (20p)
1/4 red onion – finely chopped (10p)
1tsp cumin seeds (10p)
2 dried red chillies (10p)
1/3 packet fresh coriander (finely chopped) (30p)
30g/1oz breadcrumbs (5p)
Salt & Pepper to taste
4 x Bamboo barbeque skewers (4p)
Total cost: £5.21
Soak the skewers in water for an hour before using.
Grind the cumin and chilli in a spice grinder. Place turkey breast mince in a bowl. Break in egg, add cumin and chilli powder, onion, lemon zest, coriander, breadcrumbs and salt and pepper. Mix together, divide into 20 and form into balls. Thread balls onto barbecue sticks, and place on baking tray. Bake in oven at GM5 / 190C / 375F for 30 minutes, and finish under the grill for 5 minutes to brown.
Serve the koftes on the couscous salad, with some extra green leaves and the Tzatziki
Overall cost: £6.83
Lean on Turkey is all about inspiring families to use more fresh turkey in their weekly meals. As well as being great value, fresh turkey is really simple to cook with, high in protein, low in saturated fat and a good source of natural vitamins and minerals. For more fresh turkey recipes visit Lean on Turkey.
The lovely folks at Lean on Turkey havev also told me that I can enter this for the Brit Mums turkey recipe competition sponsored by Lean on Turkey.
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