Recipe for Turkey Kofte with Sumac Onions

Delight in the rich and aromatic flavours of Turkey Kofte with Sumac Onions, a dish that brings the essence of Mediterranean cuisine to your table. These succulent turkey patties, seasoned with sumac, paprika, and cumin, offer a mouthwatering blend of spices that perfectly complements the tangy sumac onions. Ideal for a casual gathering or a weeknight dinner, this recipe yields enough for six, making it perfect for sharing. Pair this kofte with a refreshing glass of Rosé or a light-bodied red wine, such as Pinot Noir, to enhance the vibrant flavours. Serve the kofte on warm naan bread with fresh cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, and a drizzle of plain yoghurt for a delightful, well-rounded meal. This dish not only satisfies but also adds a touch of gourmet flair to your dining experience.

Recipe for Turkey Kofte with Sumac Onions

Turkey Kofte with Sumac Onions Recipe

Serves: 6 (Makes 28)
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins


  • 900 g ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup grated white or red onion
  • 3/4 cup Farm Boy™ Panko Breadcrumbs (227 g)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Farm Boy™ Sumac Seasoning (60 g)
  • 2 tsp Farm Boy™ Organic Paprika (48 g)
  • 1 tsp Farm Boy™ Organic Ground Cumin (45 g)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • egg
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp parsley chopped

Sumac Onions

  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp Farm Boy™ Sumac Seasoning (60 g)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Lebanese cucumbers
  • 2 ripe heirloom tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Farm Boy™ Organic Plain Yogurt (750 g)
  • 1 pack Farm Boy™ Flame Baked Original Naan (each)


1. In large bowl, combine ground turkey, grated onion, Farm Boy™ Panko Breadcrumbs, Farm Boy™ Sumac Seasoning, Farm Boy™ Organic Paprika, Farm Boy™ Ground Cumin, salt, pepper, egg, olive oil, and parsley. Mix thoroughly, until mixture is uniform and sticky, about 8 minutes. Alternatively, you can use a hand blender to mix.

2. Portion meat, shaping patties into oblong shapes, about 2” long and 1/2’” thick. Refrigerate while you make the onions and get the grill ready.

3. Preheat grill over medium-high heat.

4. While grill is heating, in medium bowl, combine sliced red onions with parsley, Farm Boy™ Sumac Seasoning, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt. Mix well and reserve.

5. Grease grates and cook patties for 2-3 minutes, then flip them and cook the second side, until internal temperature reaches 160°F. Remove from grill and let them rest for 5 minutes.

6. Serve patties on warm Farm Boy™ Flame Baked Naan bread, topped with sumac onions, cucumbers and tomatoes. Drizzle with yogurt and serve immediately.

Chef’s Tips

  • If you don’t have an outdoor grill, cook these on a grill pan or frying pan.
  • Serve these kofte with hummus, baba ganouj and/or your favourite bean salad, French fries, or rice.
  • The Sumac Onions are great on shawarmas, burgers, sandwiches, and wraps.
  • Grill a few mini peppers and tomatoes for a great accompaniment to the kofte.
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