Carrot hummus with pitta dippers

Get kids aged 3-6 involved in the kitchen by helping them make this moreish, healthy snack

  • Prep:15 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 353
  • fat 23g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 30g
  • sugars 5g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 9g
  • salt 1.2g


  • 1 large carrot, peeled, cut into chunks and boiled until very tender
  • 1 tub houmous
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • small bunch coriander (optional)
  • 2 pitta breads or 4 small ones, toasted and sliced


Top tip for parents

Using a ready-made product, such as hummus, is a good way to encourage children to experiment with adding flavours to something they already like. You can also try adding chopped ripe tomatoes, sliced spring onion, mashed avocado or puréed red peppers.


  1. Grate the cooked carrot – don’t worry if it turns to mush, this is what you want.

  2. Tip the houmous into a bowl, add the carrot and mix well.

  3. Add a squeeze of lemon juice, but mind you don’t squirt it in your eyes.

  4. Snip the coriander into little pieces using scissors and stir it into the houmous. Serve with the toasted pitta bread

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