Harissa turkey kofta & carrot pittas

Flavour lean turkey mince with spicy North African flavours and pack into wholemeal pittas with garlicky yogurt dressing

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:8 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 464
  • fat 12g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 42g
  • sugars 15g
  • fibre 9g
  • protein 48g
  • salt 0.9g


  • 500g pack turkey mince
  • 1 heaped tbsp harissa
  • handful coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, ½ grated, ½ thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 carrots, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 4 tbsp Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 4 wholemeal pitta breads, lightly toasted and cut in half


  1. Heat the grill. In a large bowl, mix the mince, harissa, coriander, grated onion and some seasoning. Shape into 4 large or 8 small koftas. Lay on a baking sheet and grill for 6-8 mins until cooked through, turning occasionally.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and toast for a min or so until aromatic. Tip in the carrots, season and sauté for 5 mins until just tender.

  3. Mix the yogurt and garlic. Stuff the pitta halves with the koftas, carrots, onion slices and garlicky yogurt to serve.

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