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Turkish Lamb Flatbread Sandwiches

These flatbread sandwiches are great for casual dining, or you can make the lamb koftas ahead of time to take into work for lunch. Short on time? Assemble these sandwiches using leftover roast lamb and sprinkle lightly with the mixture of sumac, cumin and smoked paprika. If you’re not a fan of hummus, feel free to swap it out for mayonnaise, Tzatziki or a dash of Greek yoghurt.

Serves 6

Ingredients

For the lamb koftas:
  • 800g lamb mince
  • 1 egg
  • 120g breadcrumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2.5 tsp ground sumac
  • 2 tsp ground cumin, plus extra to sprinkle
  • 1.5 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1.5 tsp smoked paprika, plus extra to sprinkle 
For the sandwiches:
  • Flatbreads or pitta breads, warmed
  • Hummus
  • Rocket
  • Fresh parsley, stems removed
  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • Cucumber, sliced
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Kalamata olives, pitted

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the lamb koftas. Use clean
hands to mix until just combined.
3. Roll the mixture into small balls about 3cm in diameter. Flatten gently into patties and arrange them about 2cm apart on a large baking tray. Use two baking trays if necessary to avoid over-crowding.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the koftas are completely cooked throughout.
5. In a small bowl, combine half a teaspoon each of sumac, cumin, chilli flakes and smoked paprika. When the kofta patties are fully baked, remove from the oven and sprinkle the spice mixture over the top.
6. To assemble the sandwiches, spread a generous amount of hummus spread on each flatbread, then top with rocket and parsley.
7. Add 2-3 koftas and your choice of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and olives.

Per Serving: 568kcals, 25.4g fat (11.3g saturated), 47.6g carbs, 5.3g sugars, 35g protein, 7g fibre, 0.581g sodium.
 

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