Hummus Trio

Hide the vegetables and tickle the taste buds with a trio of hummus. With our time in Dubai, we have been surrounded by hummus. K loves dips in general and I love bringing fun to mealtimes. With three types of hummus flavours, we practiced colours, counting, role-playing and had a blast.

Flavoured vegetable hummus

Flavoured hummus’ are also a great way to secretly sneak in vegetables and various herbs as it all gets blended up, so your little ones can’t tell the difference.

It is a fun way to pack goodness into a nutritious snack, which can be served as a side dish, dip or sandwich filling.

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Serves: 1 small bowl per flavour
Basic Hummus
  • ½ can chickpeas, drained
  • 4 tbspn olive oil
  • 1 tbspn lemon juice
  • ½ clove garlic
  • Salt to taste

Red Hummus
  • 1 small red pepper
  • 3 tbspn olive oil

Yellow Hummus
  • Approx 250g butternut squash
  • 3 tbspn olive oil

Green Hummus
  • ½ cup fresh coriander (leaves)
  • 1 tbspn lemon juice
  • 1 tbpsn olive oil
  1. For the basic hummus, crush the garlic and add all ingredients together in a food processor and blend to a smooth consistency. Add salt to taste and top up with extra olive oil or lemon juice if required.
Red Hummus
  1. Deseed and chop the red pepper into medium sized chunks. Roast with the olive oil at 180 degrees C for approximately 20-25 minutes until the peppers have softened. Stir on occassion to avoid the peppers blackening.
  2. Once softened, add (with the love oil) to the bowl of basic hummus ingredients and blend with it until your hummus becomes red and to a smooth consistency.
Yellow Hummus
  1. Peel, deseed and chop the butternut squash into medium sized chunks. Follow the same process as with the red peppers, blending the roasted butternut squash with the basic hummus until you get a smooth, yellow pasty hummus.
Green Hummus
  1. Remove the coriander stalks, wash and finely chop the leaves. Add to the basic hummus, along with the additional lemon juice and olive oil. Blend together until a smooth, green colour is obtained.


Toddler Approved Tuesday


  1. Asha Mehta says

    Excellent work, superb presentation, keep it up. Only because of K we have come to know your hidden talents. “A mother might give birth to a child but before that a child gives birth to a mother”
    Unknown quote but is true.

  2. says

    Love the look of these. My girls love hummus and this is a great way to mix it up a little. Great minds think alike because I just linked up green (spinach), amber (carrot) and red (beetroot) scones on #ToddlerApprovedTuesday!

  3. says

    Thanks so much for popping by to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday this sounds like a great recipe to get unwilling kids to eat veggies! We are very lucky and dont (yet) have that problem but wuld love to get the monsters to help make this up!

    Thanks again for linking.

  4. says

    Oh I wish T would eat Hummus, it’s one of the few things he won’t touch anymore.

    These look lovely, I’m sure I’d love them myself!

    Thanks for joining in with #toddlerapprovedtuesday x

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