Stripy houmous salad jars

Stripy houmous salad jars

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Prep: 15 mins No cook


6 jars
Colourful, tasty and packed with vitamins to boot, these layered and salad jars are great to make with kids

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per jar

  • kcal159
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre6g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 140g frozen soya beans or peas
  • 200g tub houmous (reserve 2 tbsp for the dressing)
  • 2 red peppers (or a mixture of colours) finely chopped
  • Half cucumber, finely chopped
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 large carrots



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • small pack basil



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 2 large carrots, peeled and grated



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds (optional)

For the dressing

  • zest and juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tbsp houmous (from the tub, above)


  1. First make the dressing. Put the ingredients in a jam jar with 1 tbsp water. Screw on the lid and shake well. Set aside.

  2. Bring a small pan of water to the boil, add the beans or peas and cook for 1 min until tender. Drain and run under cold water until cool. Divide the remaining houmous between 6 large jam jars. Top with the drained soya beans or peas, peppers, cucumber, tomatoes, basil leaves, carrots and pumpkin seeds, if using. Screw on the lids and chill until needed. Will keep in the fridge for 24 hrs.

  3. When ready to serve, pass around the jars and let everyone pour over a little dressing.

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Comments (2)

adepizza's picture

Do you really think that children are allowed to take glass jars into school??

carolannd2's picture

Do you really not think to put children's lunches in a plastic jar??

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