Kofte Kebabs with Cucumber Mint Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

These are little lamb/beef kebabs that are served like a sandwich on pita bread or nane lavash, your choice. Goes great with a salad and rice pilaf to complement the meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together yogurt, cucumber, mint, salt, and garlic for the cucumber-mint sauce in a small bowl and keep chilled while preparing kebabs.
  2. Combine ingredients for kebabs in a bowl and mix together, squeezing with fingers to incorporate until smooth.
  3. Shape the meat into 8 flat torpedo shapes, about 5-inches long by 2-inches wide.
  4. Prepare grill or heat skillet.
  5. Cook kebabs for 6-8 minutes, turning to cook all sides.
  6. Serve 2 kebabs on each pita or lavash with cucumber-mint sauce.
Most Helpful

5 5

I grew up eating Kafta. This is a good recipe except that to have it the Lebanese way, I used all beef meat, omitted the cumin and chili powder. Used instead 1 teaspoon allspice. The sauce is also very nice, you can also use dried mint (1 tsp), if destired.

5 5

5 5

We loved this! Will be on our summer rotation for sure. Thanks Sue!

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