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Lamb and pinenut koftas with brazil nut hummus

These delicious Middle Eastern koftas are packed with beautiful flavours from nuts, spices and herbs. Ideal for parties and Sunday gatherings.


Serves: Serves 4

Number of ingredients: 13 Ingredients

Difficulty: Medium

Nutrition per serving

  • Energy : 1890kJ

  • Fat (total): 33g

  • - Saturated Fat: 9g

  • Carbohydrate (total): 7g

  • Fibre: 4g

  • Sodium: 165mg


500g lamb mince

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons (20g) toasted pinenuts

1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley

Brazil Nut Hummus 
Makes 12 serves

1 cup (150g) toasted Brazil nuts, roughly chopped

400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 teaspoon ground cumin

pinch garlic powder

1 tablespoon de-hulled tahini

2 teaspoons lemon juice

3/4 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with non stick baking paper.
  2. Place all the kofta ingredients in a large bowl. Mix with hands until fully combined. Shape into 8 oval sausage shapes and place on the baking tray. Spray with a little oil and bake until cooked through and golden.
  3. To make the Brazil nut hummus place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend together until just smooth.

Serve koftas with Brazil nut hummus, salad and wholemeal pita. Keep in an air tight in the fridge for 4-5 days.