Turkey Kofta with Tahini Sauce

July/August 2013

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Kofta is the common term for the combination of ground meat, onions and spices shaped into balls and cooked. In this turkey kofta kebab recipe, ground turkey and minced onion are mixed with cumin and allspice to make a delicious grilled dinner. Look for tahini, a sesame paste, with Middle Eastern ingredients or in the natural-foods section of the supermarket.

Turkey Kofta with Tahini Sauce

4 Reviews for Turkey Kofta with Tahini Sauce

An absolute favorite among my family and friends

This has become an absolute favorite. Every time I serve this (which is often) my family and guests rave over it. It's an unusual combination of flavors that we don't typically find in our food so folks find it somewhat exotic and very interesting. Everyone always asks for the recipe...a great sign that it's a hit. We have found it easiest to grill these without skewers--just right on the grill (like a burger); it's easier to flip them that way.
As an indicator of how much we like this, we are going to try making it for 80 people for a post-wedding celebration for our son!

healthy, exceptionally tasteful, easy to prepare, unusual combination of tastes
no breadcrumbs

instead of breadcrumbs, just use grated zucchini or carrots, or both, but people pls don't combine bread with meat!

good protein
I got my husband to eat it!

I was pleasantly surprised by this dish. My husband is a relatively picky eater and he really enjoys having this for dinner. I made it with the zucchini couscous and it was great. The sauce makes the dish! This is a definite repeat in our home. I actually thought it was very flavorful and juicy as long as you don't overcook the turkey.

Easy to prepare, great flavors, great leftovers
Especially liked the Tahini Sauce

My husband and I particularly like the tahini sauce. It reminded us of hummus. We'll definitely make that again. The turkey kofta was okay and had a mild middle eastern flavor, but it wasn't amazing. It was kind of bland overall. If you'd like to see pictures, check out my food blog at

The tahini sauce is very flavorful, creamy and delicious; the turkey kofa is easy to prepare

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