Gluten-Free Moroccan Kefta is a spicy and herby croquette or meatball. The fresh mint, cilantro, and parsley blend nicely with the heat. This dish is low calorie and low carbohydrates making it a Keto dinner.
While I have never been to Morocco, however, I have been privileged enough to have tried some of its food. I still hope to visit Morocco someday as it has long been a country of interest. One day I hope to be able to visit this beautiful and interesting country. Of course, I would love to be able to travel the world not just Morocco.
Years ago I created a recipe for Kefta, however, it needed a little revision to make it grain-free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free so that it would fit my new lifestyle. Gluten-Free Morrocan Kefta is a nice change of flavor with a nice mix of spices.
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Gluten-Free Moroccan Kefta
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 lb ground turkey
2 tbsp fresh chopped mint
1 tsp minced clove of garlic
1 tsp pink salt
1/4 tsp cayenne
2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup shredded onions
3 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
Preheat oven to 400. Oil a baking sheet or a baking stone. First, toast cumin seeds in a pan on the stove until the seeds are fragrant. Remove seeds from heat and allow to cool. Second, add ground turkey into a bowl. Add in the remaining ingredients to the ground turkey along with the cumin seeds.
Using your hands mix together the meat, herbs, and spices until well combined.
Using your hands shape the turkey into croquettes. Place croquettes onto a baking sheet or baking stone.
Place into oven and bake for 20 – 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
Serving Suggestion: Serve with Harissa Kefta Sauce.
Gluten-Free Moroccan Kefta
- 1 tbsp cumin seeds
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 2 tbsp fresh chopped mint
- 1 tsp minced clove of garlic
- 1 tsp pink salt
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 cup shredded onions
- 3 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400. Oil a baking sheet or a baking stone.
- Oil a baking sheet or a baking stone.
- First, toast cumin seeds in a pan on the stove until the seeds are fragrant.
- Remove seeds from heat and allow to cool.
- Second, add ground turkey into a bowl.
- Add in the remaining ingredients to the ground turkey along with the cumin seeds. Using your hands shape the turkey into croquettes.
Place croquettes onto a baking sheet or baking stone.
- Next, place into the oven and bake for 20 – 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Serve with Harissa Kefta Sauce.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 8 g||13 %|
|Saturated Fat 3 g||13 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 80 mg||27 %|
|Sodium 221 mg||9 %|
|Potassium 94 mg||3 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 4 g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1 g||3 %|
|Sugars 1 g|
|Protein 23 g||45 %|
|Vitamin A||10 %|
|Vitamin C||14 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|