- 1 large carrot, peeled, cut into chunks and boiled until very tender
The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…
- 1 tub houmous
A staple of Middle Eastern diets, this is a purée of cooked chickpeas, flavoured with tahini (a…
- 1 lemon, halved
Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…
- small bunch coriander (optional)
- 2 pitta breads or 4 small ones, toasted and sliced
Grate the cooked carrot – don’t worry if it turns to mush, this is what you want.
Tip the houmous into a bowl, add the carrot and mix well.
Add a squeeze of lemon juice, but mind you don’t squirt it in your eyes.
Snip the coriander into little pieces using scissors and stir it into the houmous. Serve with the toasted pitta bread
Top tip for parentsUsing a ready-made product, such as houmous, is a good way to encourage children to experiment with adding flavours to something they already like. You can also try adding chopped ripe tomatoes, sliced spring onion, mashed avocado or puréed red peppers.