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houmous on a plate with sliced red pepper and sugar snap peas

Houmous with veggie fingers recipe

Your baby will love this homemade houmous. With no added salt, it’s a great snack for the whole family.

Age: 12 mths +

Serves: Approx 4 portions

Prep time: 5-10 mins

Cooking time: N/A

Suitable for vegetarians? Y


  • 120g chickpeas (½ canned in water, drained)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½-1 garlic clove, peeled
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1½ tbsp water
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Approx 24 sugar snap peas, washed

You can also use wholemeal pitta bread or wholemeal toast fingers for dipping.


  1. Put all the ingredients, apart from the sugar snap peas, into a blender or food processor and blend into a smooth paste.
  2. Serve with the sugar snap peas (or any other vegetables good for dipping).
  3. If you have older children in the family it’s a great snack for them to enjoy, and adults too.
  4. Any leftovers should be covered and kept in the fridge (for up to 2-3 days).
From 12 months, your child should be having 3 meals a day. They may also need 2 healthy snacks in between.

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