Kofte, a kind of meatball popular in South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines, feature juicy ground meat packed with spices. Perfect for topping a salad or grain bowl!
TOTAL TIME: 20
1 lb. ground beef
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
Kosher salt and pepper
3 tbsp. olive oil, divided
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 15-oz can chickpeas, rinsed
4 c. baby kale
1 pt. cherry tomatoes, halved if large
Finely grate zest of lemon and squeeze 3 tablespoons juice. In a large bowl, combine beef, garlic, cumin, coriander, lemon zest, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Form mixture into 12 flat ovals.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet and cook kofte until browned, 90 seconds per side. In another large bowl, whisk oregano with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Add onion and chickpeas and toss to combine. Let sit 5 minutes, then toss with kale and tomatoes. Serve with kofte.