Lamb Kofta with Veggie Couscous Salad


Perfect for quick dinners or easy entertaining, these grilled lamb koftas are served with a fresh salad tossed in a flavourful harissa dressing.


Ingredients List:

  • 2 pkg (300 g each) SunGold Lamb Kofta
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) couscous
  • 1 small carrot, diced and blanched
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped fresh parsley

Dressing:

  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) yogurt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) lime zest
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) lime juice
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) honey
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) harissa paste
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

Preparation & Directions:

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grates well. Cook koftas, turning once, for about 8 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Prepare couscous according to package directions.
  • Dressing: Whisk together yogurt, lime zest, lime juice, oil, honey, harissa and salt.
  • Toss together couscous, carrot, zucchini, tomatoes, pepper, onion, parsley and dressing; transfer to serving dish. Arrange koftas over top.

Tips:

  • Garnish salad with finely chopped almonds, pistachios or pine nuts.
  • Substitute pearl couscous for regular couscous if desired.
  • If you like, substitute mint for parsley.
  • To blanch carrots, cook in boiling salted water for about 3 minutes or until tender.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4