Turkey Kofta Mezze Platter from Tanya Bates and Think Turkey

Cooking at home doesn’t mean boring meals. With this week’s recipe from Tanya Bates and Think Turkey of Turkey Kofta Mezze Platter, you can get all the flavour of takeout in under 30 minutes at home!

Turkey Kofta Mezze Platter

Turkey Kofta Mezze Platter

Serves: 5-6
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes


For Kofta
– 4 Cloves of Garlic
– 1/3 Cup Fresh Mint
– 1/3 Cup Fresh Parsley
– 1 Tbsp of Za’atar Spice Mixture
– 2 lbs of Fresh Ground Turkey
– 2 Tbsp of Olive oil or Olive Oil Cooking Spray

For Platter
– 1 Cup of Hummus
– 1 Cup of Plain Thick Greek Yogurt or Labneh
– 6 Mini Cucumbers quartered length wise
– 1 Bunch of Radish washed thoroughly
– 10 Small Dolmas, Stuffed Grape Leaves
– 1/3 Cup of Toasted Pine Nuts
– 2 Limes cut into small wedges
– Fresh Mint to Garnish


1. Place the garlic, mint, parsley and za’atar in a food processor and process.

2. Add the ground turkey and process on low just until combined

3. With scoops of about 1 ½ Tbsp of the turkey mixture, form an oblong ball around the skewer (you’ll need about 16-18 small skewers, soaked in water prior if using wood skewers)

4. Place the skewers on a tray that fits in the fridge to chill for 10 minutes prior to cooking

5. Heat grill to medium/high. Once heated, remove skewers from the fridge and brush or spray with oil

6. Place skewers on the grill and allow to cook for roughly 10-15 minutes until fully cooked and internal temperature reads 165F

7. While skewers are cooking, assemble platter. Placing hummus and yogurt in separate bowls. Toasted pine nuts in a small serving dish to garnish, place fresh veggies on platter, with dolmas, lime wedges and forks and spoons for serving

8. Once kofta are finished cooking, place them on the platter and serve!


Recipe is courtesy of ThinkTurkey.ca.