Grilled Kofta Kabobs with Dairy-Free AIP Tzatziki Sauce

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Looking for a fun way to use budget-friendly ground beef to serve as a flavorful meal or as part of a game-day buffet? Why not try my AIP Grilled Kofta Kabobs with Dairy-Free AIP Tzatziki Sauce!

And by the way, don’t let trying to put ground meat on a stick scare you off – it’s really not that difficult.

Welcome to the second-to-last installment of our truLOCAL sponsored AIP Recipe Collection Grill Series!

Our goal with this series has been to bring you some drool worthy AIP grill recipes that EVERYONE (even your non-AIP friends and family) will enjoy!

For this particular recipe I do suggest that you start the prep a day in advance to really allow the flavors to meld, but it’s still super tasty prepped and served the same day … and it’s not complicated at all!

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The Recipe

If you’re getting a little bored with using ground beef for basic burgers, breakfast hash and meatloaf this recipe is for you. Hope you enjoy these delicious Greek flavors! ♥

If you missed the earlier recipes in our series, be sure to check them out – AIP Recipe Collection Grill Series.

AIP Tzatziki by

Dairy-Free AIP Tzatziki Sauce

Yield: 1.5 Cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 10 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: ♥ Looking for a fun way to use budget-friendly ground beef to serve as a flavorful meal or even a game-day appetizer? Try my AIP Grilled Kofta Kababs with Dairy-Free AIP Tzatziki Sauce!



For best flavor, this recipe is best prepared a day in advance. If you want to enjoy this recipe but don't have time to wait for the flavors to meld overnight, simply prepare it as early in the day as possible and be sure to squeeze the liquid from the shredded cucumber.

  1. Grate the cucumber and allow it to drain through a fine mesh sieve overnight in the fridge.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the coconut cream, garlic, oil, vinegar, lemon juice and salt. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Just before serving, mix the previously grated and drained cucumber along with the fresh dill to the coconut cream mixture and stir to combine. Serve chilled with AIP Kofta Kebabs for drizzling or dipping.


*TIP* Since I started the AIP I always keep a couple of cans of coconut milk in my refrigerator so I have coconut cream available if I need it.

Zero Waste: If you're using cream from the tops of coconut milk cans (instead of straight coconut cream in the can) be sure to reserve the watery liquid that remains - this is delicious in a smoothie.

Left-Over Sauce: Refrigerate it and use it as a sauce on an AIP wrapped sandwich, as a dip for veggies or AIP crackers or flatbread or even use it to flavor other a batch of AIP meatballs - it's a serious flavor bomb!

AIP Kofta by AIP Recipe Collection

Grilled Kofta Kabobs

Yield: 8-10 Kebabs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 13 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: ♥ Looking for a fun way to use budget-friendly ground beef to serve as a flavorful meal or even a game-day appetizer? Try my AIP Grilled Kofta Kababs with Dairy-Free AIP Tzatziki Sauce!


  • 1 Pound truLOCAL Lean Ground Beef - Grass-Fed & Finished 
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onion, very finely chopped/minced
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Oregano, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Himalayan Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper (Stage 1 Reintroduction)


For best flavor infusion begin a day ahead so the flavors have plenty of time to meld. If you're in a hurry, this recipe is still tasty, just try to give it about 15-30 minutes - just enough time to soak your wooden skewers, set the table and prep a simple green or Greek salad (check some out in my AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group).

  1. Thaw your truLOCAL ground beef in the refrigerator overnight or defrost in its packaging in cold water.
  2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly using your hands. You want the meat to be on the mushy side. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
    NOTE: Some recipes for gyros or kofta suggest blending all ingredients in a food processor, but I prefer easier cleanup and opt for just working the ingredients with my hands.
  3. Soak 8-10 wooden skewers in water for about 15-30 minutes minimum to help prevent them from burning (*TIP* See my suggestion below for grilling with bamboo skewers). Lightly oil the grates of an outdoor grill and preheat it to medium-high.
  4. Remove skewers from water when you are ready to begin.
  5. Take a handful portion of the meat mixture and mold it on a wooden skewer. Repeat the process until you have run out of meat (should be enough for 8 to 10 skewers). For best results, make sure each kofta kebab is about 1 inch in thickness.
  6. Place the kofta kebabs on the lightly oiled, pre-heated grill and cook over medium-high heat for 4 minutes on one side, turn over and grill for another 3-4 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately with Dairy-Free AIP Tzatziki Sauce and a simple green salad or an AIP Greek Salad.


* TIP * Use a strip of aluminum foil on the grill to protect the bamboo skewers from the flame of the BBQ.

AIP Kofta by AIP Recipe Collection