Spicy Turkey Kabobs

  • Yield: 6 servings


1/2cup uncooked bulgur
1 1/2cups boiling water
1 1/4pounds lean ground turkey (7 percent fat)
1/2cup finely chopped yellow onion
1tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1tablespoon finely chopped mint
2teaspoons ground cumin
1teaspoon ground coriander
1/2teaspoon ground mustard
1teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon ground black pepper
12 skewers (6 inches each)


  1. Place bulgur and water in a small bowl and soak for 30 minutes. Place the remaining kabob ingredients in a large bowl; mix well. Drain the bulgur in a sieve to remove excess liquid. Add to the turkey mixture and mix. (There will be about 3 cups of mixture.) Form into 36 1 1⁄2-inch meatballs.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 F. Thread 3 meatballs per skewer, leaving about 1⁄2′ between each meatball. Place skewers on nonstick baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until no longer pink. To serve, place 2 skewers on each plate. Serve with cucumber and tomato and hummus.

Got leftovers? Try a kabob sandwich: Place 3 meatballs in a small whole wheat pita with shredded lettuce and tomato slices.

—Adapted from Prevention Positively Ageless A 28-Day Plan for a Younger Slimmer, Sexier You © 2007 by Cheryl Forberg. Permission granted by Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 2=180
  • Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 55mg
  • Sodium 460mg
  • Carbohydrate 11g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 20g