Stripy houmous salad jars

Stripy houmous salad jars

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Prep: 15 mins No cook

Easy

6 jars

Colourful, tasty and packed with vitamins to boot, these layered and salad jars are great to make with kids for a wholesome lunch, or afternoon snack.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per jar

  • kcal159
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre6g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 140g frozen soya beans or peas
    Soya beans

    Soya beans

    soi-yah beenz

    Soya beans and soy beans are exactly the same and the names are used interchangeably according…

  • 200g tub houmous (reserve 2 tbsp for the dressing)
    Houmous in a pot

    Houmous

    hoom-iss, hum-iss

    A staple of Middle Eastern diets, this is a purée of cooked chickpeas, flavoured with tahini (a…

  • 2 red peppers (or a mixture of colours) finely chopped
  • Half cucumber, finely chopped
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 large carrots
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

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

  • small pack basil
    Basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

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

  • 2 large carrots, peeled and grated
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    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
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    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)
    Houmous in a pot

    Houmous

    hoom-iss, hum-iss

    A staple of Middle Eastern diets, this is a purée of cooked chickpeas, flavoured with tahini (a…

Method

  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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adepizza
2nd Sep, 2015
Do you really think that children are allowed to take glass jars into school??
catie74
16th Oct, 2016
Nice idea but there is no way I would sent a child to school with lunch in anything glass.
carolannd2
16th Sep, 2015
Do you really not think to put children's lunches in a plastic jar??
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