Moroccan Kefta Lettuce Wraps

Moroccan Kefta Lettuce Wraps with a Spicy Yogurt Sauce

  • Author: Salima's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16-25 meatballs 1x


These Moroccan Kefta Lettuce Wraps are the perfect combination of spicy meatballs, sweet rice and a harissa yogurt sauce.



For the Kefta Meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground beef or lamb
  • 1/2 red onion, minced finely
  • 2 tbsp minced parsley
  • 2 tbsp minced cilantro
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika 
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper

For the Yogurt Sauce:

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1 cup Golden Rice or whatever kind of rice/grain you like!
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • additional cilantro to garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl combine all ingredients for your meatballs and mix well.
  2. Round into 1 inch balls and set on a parchment lined baking sheet, with an inch of space between each. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until cooked through (this will depend on the protein you use, cut one open to make sure there isn’t any pink left in the meat).
  3. To make the Yogurt Harissa sauce, simply mix the two ingredients together.
  4. Assemble the lettuce wraps: place a piece of butter lettuce down, fill with rice, kefta, top with tomatoes, cilantro and the yogurt sauce. 

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Moroccan

Keywords: Moroccan Kefta Lettuce Wraps, Kefta

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