Vegan Kofta – Mediterranean Inspired Kebabs

Mediterranean or Middle-Eastern dishes can be reproduced as a delicious vegan alternative, and today we are using plant-based ‘meat’ as a substitute to prepare vegan koftas! 

vegan koftas or kebabs

The V2 plant-based meat is perfect for making koftas, also named kebabs or keftedes, as it sticks together well to create the typical sausage shape on a stick even after the addition of flavoursome ingredients.

Choose other plant-based ‘meats’ for this recipe, but just make sure the meat is wet enough to hold its shape during grilling or frying.

Serve these koftas with a delicious herb paste (of which we forgot to take step by step pictures) and a tomato salad but they also pair well with a grilled vegetable salad.

vegan kebabs

Mediterranean Vegan Koftas

Mediterranean or Middle-Eastern dishes can be reproduced as a delicious vegan alternative.
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Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Meat & Poultry, Vegan
Cuisine Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Servings 2 people
Calories 503 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)


For the koftas

For the garnish

  • ½ pc lemon
  • Mixed tomato salsa


Prepare the mixed herb paste

  • Toast the pine nuts in the oven at 160°C for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown or toast them in the pan over a medium low heat.
  • Place all ingredients into the food processor and blend to obtain a fresh herb paste.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and a few drops of lemon juice (optional).
  • Transfer the herb paste into a jar with a lid and refrigerate.

Prepare the koftas

  • Combine all ingredients for the kofta mix and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
    vegan kebabs ingredients
  • Divide the kofta mixture into six equal parts, at approximately 40 gr each.
    vegan kebabs
  • Make sausage shapes and squeeze the koftas onto bamboo skewers.
    vegan kebabs
  • Heat the grill to high and grill the kebab skewers for 3-4 minutes on each side.
    Grill the lemon for a few minutes.
    vegan kebabs


  • Arrange the vegan kofta skewers on a platter with the herb paste on top and the charred lemon aside.
    vegan kofta kebabs


  • Soak the bamboo skewers in cold water for 20 minutes to prevent burning during grilling.
  • The 7 Oriental spice mix is a blend of black pepper, cumin, coriander, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 503kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 19gFat: 39gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 556mgFiber: 7gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1566IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 196mgIron: 4mg
Keyword kebabs, kofta, vegan
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