In the entire Middle East region you’ll find Kafta dishes, mainly in the form of a kebab. The name might change slightly, but at the basis they’re all the same: minced meat with lovely spices. Each country has its own spices mix and the one you’ll see here is the Lebanese one. One might be tempted to call this dish a guilty pleasure, because it’s just too delicious; the only thing is: it’s hardly guilty at all! It’s actually quite healthy. And it’s quick. So enjoy it without any guilt!
For 2 persons
- 4 Lebanese flat breads
- 400 gr minced lean beef
- 2 onions
- Big handful flat-leaf parsley
- 1 heaped tablespoon 7 spices mix (see infobox below)
- 2 bell peppers
- 2 spring onions
- Handful flat-leaf pasrley
- Lamb’s lettuce (or any type of lettuce you prefer)
- 1 tablespoon sumac
- Good quality olive oil
- 300 gr drained chickpeas
- 100 ml tahini (sesame paste)
- 1 garlic clove
- Juice from half a lemon
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC. First make the salad. Chop the bell peppers and spring onions. Mix them with the lettuce, olive oil and sumac.
- Make the humus. Put the chickpeas, tahini, crushed garlic, lemon juice and a bit of water in a container and blend them into a puree with a hand blender. Season to taste with salt.
- Place the meat in a food processor with the roughly chopped onions, parsley, spices and salt and whiz them until the whole gets a dough-like consistency.
- Open the breads and spread the meat mix on the browner side; leave the other half of the bread for later. Place in the oven and bake them for about 7 minutes. Take them out and cover them with the other half.
- Spread some humus on top, add some salad, roll it into a wrap and enjoy this Lebanese loveliness!