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#DestinationYou Food: Hummus Slaw

Hummus Slaw

Makes 4 large portions

As soon as summer arrives, we all want to add some sunshine to our meals. How about using that hummus in your fridge in a brand new way?

Hummus is an effective way of adding some protein and good fats to dishes. For an extra Middle Eastern feel, add purple olives or dry-cured black olives.

In the Middle Ages, cumin seed was thought to enhance love and fidelity, so it is said to have been carried by wedding guests as a sign of luck. It has a pungent flavour, which works well with tahini and chickpeas.

You will need...

1 broccoli, cut into quarters

2 courgettes

6 olives (black or purple)

3 carrots

1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons hummus

4 tablespoons cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Sea salt


Let's get going... 

  1. Place the central chopping attachment into the bowl of the processor.
  2. Place the broccoli in the bowl and replace the lid. Pulse until thickly chopped, then tip into a waiting bowl.
  3. Add the courgettes and olives and pulse until small chunky pieces before adding to the broccoli in the bowl.
  4. Next, change your chopping tool to the flat ‘chopper’ blade. If you prefer, you can chop by hand, grater or a spiralizer for a lovely ribbon effect. Feed the carrots into the opening at the top while turning the food processor on until thinly sliced. Add to the mix.
  5. Put the mustard, olive oil, hummus and vinegar into an empty jam jar. Place the lid on and shake vigorously. This will be a thick consistency – if you need to thin it, add a little more vinegar.
  6. Pour over the slaw and mix well. Sprinkle with the cumin and sea salt.

Morph your slaw (pictured)

Hummus Kebab

  1. Pan-fry cubed chicken pieces for 5–7 minutes, or skewer the meat and grill for 8 minutes.
  2. Pile the slaw and chicken on to a flat bread.
  3. Top with natural yoghurt and a sprinkle of cumin.

Toppers for your slaw

Balance this higher fat dish by TOPPING with a lean protein source, such as fish, turkey or chicken.

Recipe taken from SuperSlaw: Blitz Your Way to 5 A Day by Jill Greenwood (Ebury Press, £12.99)