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A Cooking Day With Roots to Food

A Cooking Day With Roots to Food

All our key stage 2 children participated in the Roots to Food cookery day last Thursday. The children had a fantastic day and it was well received by all, including staff. The school smelt amazing!! See the recipe below.



Keftedes, Tzatziki, Greek Salad, Rice

400g Fresh Minced Lamb or Turkey or Beef

½ tsp Dried Oregano

½ tsp Cinnamon

8 Mint Leaves (finely chopped)

1 Garlic Clove (crushed and peeled)

1 Small Red Onion (finely sliced)

1 Small Red Pepper (sliced)

1 x 200g Chopped Tinned Tomatoes

2 Spring Onion (sliced)

2 Fresh Tomatoes (diced)

½ Small Cucumber (diced)

1 x 250g Feta Cheese (diced)

1 tbsp Olive Oil

1 x 200g Greek Yoghurt

250g Cooked Hot Rice


  1. In a large bowl mix the minced turkey with the dried oregano, cinnamon and four mint leaves. Mix, stir and fold. This mix is best left to marinade for 1 hour.
  2. Roll the mixture into equal size balls the size of a large marble.
  3. In a wok or shallow frying pan add the garlic clove and the meat balls to the hot pan and keep turning until lightly brown. Add 2 tbsp water, place the lid on and steam for 2 minutes to thoroughly cook the meat balls.
  4. Add the red onion, peppers and spring onion stew for 1 minute on a low heat.
  5. Add the chopped tinned tomatoes and simmer for 1 minute
  6. For the Greek salad mix the half the cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese and the olive oil in a small bowl.
  7. For the Tzatziki grate half the cucumber and mix with the Greek yoghurt.
  8. Serve with hot rice
  9. Enjoy

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