Lamb and Pinenut Koftas with Brazil Nut Hummus

This delicious Middle Eastern recipe is packed with beautiful flavours from nuts, spices and herbs. Ideal for parties and Sunday gatherings.
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  • Serves 4
  • 13 Ingredients
  • Medium
Nutrition per serve
  • Energy 1890kJ
  • Fat (total) 33g
  • - Saturated Fat 9g
  • Carbohydrate (total) 7g
  • Fibre 4g
  • Sodium 165mg


500g lamb mince

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons (20g) toasted pinenuts

1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley

Brazil Nut Hummus 
Makes 12 serves

1 cup (150g) toasted Brazil nuts, roughly chopped

400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 teaspoon ground cumin

pinch garlic powder

1 tablespoon de-hulled tahini

2 teaspoons lemon juice

3/4 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with non stick baking paper.
  2. Place all the kofta ingredients in a large bowl. Mix with hands until fully combined. Shape into 8 oval sausage shapes and place on the baking tray. Spray with a little oil and bake until cooked through and golden.
  3. To make the Brazil nut hummus place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend together until just smooth.

Serve koftas with Brazil nut hummus, salad and wholemeal pita. Keep in an air tight in the fridge for 4-5 days.

Dietitian Notes / Recipe Tips

This great finger food recipe is great for the whole family including any little ones at home (be aware it does contain nuts). It can be served as two koftas each for adults with ½ cup hummus or 1 kofta and ¼ cup hummus for kids. For a healthy main meal, it can be served with pita bread and salads.


Nutritional information is koftas and hommus combined. For individual nutritional information, visit

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Provider Acknowledgement

Recipe and image reproduced with permission from Nuts for Life

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