Turkey Kofta Tray Bake
with Orzo and Lemony Hummus Sauce
2023 is the year of the tray bake! Layers of zucchini, peppers and shawarma-spiced koftas get baked to perfection, then piled on top of orzo and finished with lemony garlic-hummus sauce.
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
Shawarma Spice Blend
Sweet Bell Pepper
(Contains Egg, Mustard)
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry all produce. Add 6 cups water and 1 tsp salt to a medium pot (use same for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, core, then cut pepper into 1-inch pieces. Peel, then grate half the onion. Cut remaining onion into 1/2-inch pieces. Cut zucchini into 1/2-inch rounds.Zest, then juice half the lemon. Cut remaining lemon into wedges. Peel, then mince or grate garlic.
Add turkey, panko, grated onions, half the garlic, half the garlic salt and half the Shawarma Spice Blend to a medium bowl. Season with pepper, then combine. Roll mixture into 6 oval logs (12 logs for 4 ppl).
Add peppers, zucchini, diced onions, remaining Shawarma Spice Blend and 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) oil to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Season with remaining garlic salt, then toss to combine. Arrange veggies in a single layer. Place koftas on top of veggies.Bake in the middle of the oven until veggies are tender and koftas are cooked through, 14-20 min.**
Meanwhile, add orzo to the boiling water. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 10-12 min. Reserve 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) pasta water, then drain and return orzo to the same pot, off heat.
Add 1 tsp (2 tsp) lemon zest, 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp) lemon juice, 2 tbsp (4 tbsp) butter and reserved pasta water to the pot with orzo. Stir to combine. Set aside. Stir together hummus, mayo, remaining lemon juice and remaining garlic in a small bowl.
Divide orzo between plates. Top with veggies, koftas and lemony hummus sauce.Squeeze a lemon wedge over top, if desired.