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Cooking With Kids A-Z — H is for Hummus

Today I have a bit of a different post for you, I’m joining in an A-Z cooking with kids bloghop organised by Becky from 3 Princesses 1 Dude. Head over to her blog to find a different recipe you can make with your kids for each letter of the alphabet.

 

Houmous, Hummus whatever you want to call it it’s delicious. A tasty chickpea dip originating from Levantine cuisine. It’s an absolute staple in the middle east, mediterranean and in every good mummy’s Ocado order.

 

Aside from the fact that its really tasty there are a lot of other reasons to eat more hummus. It’s packed full of protein, b vitamins, folate and more. Sure it’s not low calorie but the calories are nutrient dense thanks to those vitamins, minerals and good fats. Plus studies have shown that chickpeas can lower cholesterol.

 

Recently I’ve been trying to involve Luisa more in daily life, letting her ‘help’ and talking her through household tasks – including cooking. Now, I know she’s only 14 months so she’ll not be on Masterchef anytime soon but it’s a bit of fun. Also it’s actually really good for a toddlers development to have you natter away to them. A big study in Ireland showed that giving a running commentary improves babies communication more than reading does!
Anyway, without further ado here’s the recipe we used to make hummus together today.
 Recipe for baby friendly hummus
Method
  • Rinse the chickpeas in cold water and tip into the food processor. Add the tahini, garlic, paprika (optional) and blitz it all, slowly adding the olive oil as you go.
  • When the mixture is fully combined and smooth you’re ready to enjoy. If it’s too thick you can add some water or more oil.
  • To serve you can decorate with a few whole chickpeas, I skipped this aspect for Luisa but I did sprinkle a little paprika on top. It also looks really well if you garnish with some chopped coriander.

 

As you can see the method is really basic, you can make this hummus in less than five minutes. Because I choose to involve Luisa it took a little longer. I let her touch and taste the ingredients as a bit of a sensory activity and let her ‘stir’ the mixture at the end.

 

making hummus with baby

 

Hummus is a perfect food for your baby or toddler because it’s healthy, affordable, easy to prepare and has an interesting taste. Luisa loves to explore new flavours and has always had a preference for stronger ones. When we make hummus for her I always add something special like paprika, basil or roasted red peppers. I’m so thankful that she has an adventurous palette because it means that we can eat all the same food.

 

making hummus with baby

I hope you enjoyed our recipe, be sure to check out the other posts in the A-Z series put together by the awesome Becky from 3 Princesses 1 Dude.

 

You can also add your own cooking with kids recipes to the linky below, just make sure to grab the badge code! All relevant links will be added to a special Pinterest board.


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  1. 26th July 2016 / 10:42 pm

    I love the way that you have involved her in making this recipe. We really enjoy hummous here so making it ourselves, using your recipe would be something my children would love. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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