Cheap and healthy recipe ideas: Rainbow Hommus
We believe everyone should have access to healthy food. We asked our very own Emma Williams, registered nutritionist and coordinator of our Schools Food Literacy program – some tips to turning fresh produce into an easy, low-waste and low cost meal.
Cooking time: 10 minutes
- 1 can of chick peas, rinse and drain
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1/2 a lemon, juiced
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 4 cups brightly coloured vegetables, sliced
- Wash and slice your favourite fresh vegetables (rainbow combination of – celery, red/green/yellow capsicum, radish, carrot, cucumber, sugar snaps, and cherry tomatoes). Assemble on large chopping board.
- Place the chickpeas, water, salt, cumin, tahini paste, garlic and lemon juice in a food processor and process until combined (Can use a stick blender if you don’t have a food processor).
- Place hummus in a bowl, drizzle with extra olive oil and serve with rainbow vegetables.
- Each brightly coloured vegetable carries its own set of unique healthy properties and disease fighting chemicals called phytochemicals that help protect cells from damage. Kids will love creating and eating a rainbow!