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Sesame Coated Lemon & Harissa Chickpea Kofta Skewers

Sesame Lemon Harissa Chickpea Kofta

Sesame Coated Lemon & Harissa Chickpea Kofta Skewers

Zesty and mildly spicy Sesame coated Lemon & Harissa Kofta Style Skewers. 

Easy to make, simply throw everything in the food processor, shape and bake. Flavour-packed koftas ready in no time for any midweek lunch or dinner.

Serve them with warm Lebanese Flatbreads, alongside an accompaniment of homemade tabbouleh, toum (garlic sauce), and fresh butter lettuce.

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time45 min
  • Makes8
  • Serving Size1 Skewer

Ingredients

  • 400 gm Can of Drained Chickpeas
  • A large handful of Flat Leaf Parsley
  • 3 cloves of Garlic
  • Juice of 1 Medium Lemon
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of Harissa Spice
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of Za’artar Herbs
  • 1-2 teaspoons of Cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon of Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 cup Sesame Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of Ground Sea Salt

Additional

  • A little Olive Oil Spray
  • 8 Bamboo Skewers 

Method

1

Preheat your oven on the 230C / 450F.

2

Prepare a baking tray large enough for 8 skewers with a sheet of baking paper. Spray the surface of the baking paper lightly with some olive oil.

3

Prepare a baking tray large enough for 8 skewers with a sheet of baking paper. Spray the surface of the baking paper lightly with some olive oil.

4

Tip the sesame seeds onto a large plate or tray to make it easier to roll the skewers on.

5

Place the remaining ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until fully combined and minced into a fine consistency. You may need to scrape the sides as you go. The mixture should feel wet and hold together as you press it between your fingers. If you find it is too wet you can add an additional teaspoon of cornflour and pulse to combine. If it is too dry, add a little more lemon juice.

6

Mold the chickpea mixture in your hands around the skewer sticks to form a sausage shape approx 10-12cms long by 3cms thick.

7

Gently roll each stick into the sesame seeds to coat the outside and place onto the tray.

8

Lightly spray the top sides of the skewers with a little more olive oil before placing in the hot oven to cook for 25 to 30 minutes until firm and golden. Rotate halfway through cooking to get a more even colour.

Serving Suggestion

1

Serve hot or cold in lebanese flat breads with tabbouleh, toum, and fresh salad.

Note: If you are looking for the spices used in this recipe and are located in the UK, I purchased these from an organic and vegan supplier BuyWholefoodsOnline.co.uk.

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