Mediterranean Kofta Bowls

Mediterranean Kofta Bowls - Ello Products

This might be the meal prep recipe of our dreams.

A cucumber salad is topped with homemade kotfa, olives and feta, then drizzled with a yogurt dressing. YUM!

Once you taste these Mediterranean Kofta Bowls, you won’t believe they only took 35 minutes to make. So many flavors are packed into one bowl … you’ll be looking forward to your lunch break all morning.

Our 3/4 Cup food storage containers are the perfect size to assemble these bowls.

Mediterranean Kofta Bowls

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ready In: 35 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar, divided

  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

  • 2 large cucumbers, diced

  • 1 cup plain yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

  • 1 cup Greek olives, pitted and drained

Mediterranean Kofta Bowls - Ello Products


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F and lightly coat a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray.

  2. In large bowl, combine ground beef, garlic, shallot, 1/4 cup chopped parsley, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper. Mix until seasoning is incorporated throughout meat.

  3. Form mixture into 24 balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160°F.

  4. While meatballs bake, whisk together 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar with sugar and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Add diced cucumbers and stir to combine. Set aside.

  5. To make yogurt sauce, whisk together yogurt, olive oil, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, and remaining 1/4 cup chopped parsley. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

  6. To assemble, begin with a layer of cucumber salad in the Ello 3/4 Cup food storage container. Top with meatballs, feta cheese and olives. Drizzle with yogurt sauce and serve.

Bon Appetit!

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