Stripy hummus salad jars

Colourful, tasty and packed with vitamins to boot, these layered salad jars are great to make with kids for a wholesome lunch or afternoon snack

  • Prep:15 mins
    No cook
  • Serves 6 jars
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 159
  • fat 6g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 17g
  • sugars 13g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 7g
  • salt 0.6g


  • 140g frozen soya beans or peas
  • 200g tub houmous (reserve 2 tbsp for the dressing)
  • 2 red peppers (or a mixture of colours) finely chopped
  • Half cucumber, finely chopped
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 large carrots
  • small pack basil
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and grated
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds (optional)
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tbsp houmous (from the tub, above)


  1. First make the dressing. Put the ingredients in a jam jar with 1 tbsp water. Screw on the lid and shake well. Set aside.

  2. Bring a small pan of water to the boil, add the beans or peas and cook for 1 min until tender. Drain and run under cold water until cool. Divide the remaining houmous between 6 large jam jars. Top with the drained soya beans or peas, peppers, cucumber, tomatoes, basil leaves, carrots and pumpkin seeds, if using. Screw on the lids and chill until needed. Will keep in the fridge for 24 hrs.

  3. When ready to serve, pass around the jars and let everyone pour over a little dressing.

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