Toddler Treats #2

Do you spell it as hummus or houmous? Two different but also correct spellings. Hmm I’m going to go with hummus as my blog spellcheck seems to prefer that.

This is the second recipe to be featured in my Toddle Treats section and I’ll be completely honest and tell you I stole the idea from Asda magazine. I tried their recipe and although I loved the concept I found it bland so I fiddled with it a little and came up with my own.

Traditionally hummus is made using Tahini but it can be difficult to find in local shops and most families have peanut butter at home – we always do anyway! It also gives it a bit of a different flavour.

Peanut butter Hummus/Houmous

You will need:

2 tbsp smooth peanut butter (use one with low sugar content as it improves the taste – who wants sweet hummus? Not me)
1 tin of chickpeas, drained
1.5 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp of sweet paprika(normal paprika is fine but this is what I had on hand)
2 garlic cloves
2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice

Peel your garlic and place in food processor with your peanut butter,chickpeas, lemon juice, paprika, garlic cloves and olive oil and blitz until smooth. Serve in small ramekins with a tiny sprinkle of paprika on top.

I normally serve this with carrot batons or chunks of red pepper which Izzy adores but is also good with pitta or alongside any meal really.

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*Apologies for the quality of the photos. I really need a new camera.

Anything I serve with a dip such as the recipe above is a winner with Izzy and its a great way of avoiding too many processed sauces such as ketchup.

Hope you enjoy.

Remember to let me know about the dishes you serve to your toddler – I always need new ideas.

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