Grated Carrot, Hummous Sandwich

  • Grated Carrot, Hummous Sandwich Recipe
  • 10-30 minutes to prepare
  • 1 sandwich and plenty of leftover hummous
  • How to make

For the hummous:

400g canned chickpeas
1 lemon juice
1 or 2 garlic cloves, crushed 
1 tsp ground cumin
100ml tahini (sesame seed paste) (optional) 
4 tbsp water
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

For the sandwich:

2 slices of fresh bread
½ carrot
A couple of spoonsful of hummous (see above!)
A handful of fresh rocket leaves

Step 1

To make the hummous, combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until very smooth. If you don't have a food processor you can mash together in a bowl, but you will need to work a lot harder to get a smooth finish

Step 2

Top, tail and peel the carrot, then finely grate. For younger children use the finest grater and you might want to shred the rocket

Step 3

Spread the bread with hummous, then top with carrot and rocket

Step 4

Cut into triangles (or circles, or stars, or whatever you fancy that day!) and serve


  • Gluten ingredients
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Recipe notes

Serve with some extra salad on the side or some halved up cherry tomatoes.

Younger babies might not be very keen on the rocket at first - but it's worth giving it a try, or you can try shredding it up and mashing it into the hummous. You can make your own hummous with the recipe here, or buy an organic ready made one - just check the ingredients list for any unnecessary 'junk' ingredients. If you make your own, the pot of hummous will last in the fridge for up to 2 days, or can be frozen for up to a month.

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