If you're looking for something different to make at your next BBQ, give these Middle Eastern inspired turkey kebabs a try! A cross between a grilled meatball and a hamburger on a stick. You can skip the stick if you wish or even cook them in a skillet, but with Memorial Day around the corner, I thought these would be fun!
Yield: 4 servings
4.34 from 3 votes

Persian Turkey Kofta Kebabs

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Chill Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
If you're looking for something different to make at your next BBQ, give these Middle Eastern inspired turkey kebabs a try! A cross between a grilled meatball and a hamburger on a stick. You can skip the stick if you wish or even cook them in a skillet, but with Memorial Day around the corner, I thought these would be fun!

Ingredients

  • 20 oz 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion (minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic. minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • salt and fresh pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine the ground turkey, onion, garlic, parsley, breadcrumbs, spices, salt and pepper until evenly blended.
  • Divide into a heaping 1/4 cup portions so you get 12; roll into log shaped ovals.
  • Place on a cookie sheet and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  • If using wooden skewers, soak in water at least 30 minutes before grilling.
  • When ready to cook, preheat grill to high heat.
  • Carefully insert the skewer through the formed meat.
  • Grill for 15 minutes covered over indirect heat, then finish over a low flame 3 to 4 minutes on each side, turning occasionally, until meat is no longer pink.

Nutrition

Serving: 3kebabs, Calories: 185.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 8.5g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 79mg, Sodium: 114.5mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 0.5g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 5