I could eat this every day. In fact I pretty much do.
Abundance Bowls like these have been my daily go-to for lunch for over a decade and I’m not going to stop.
On the nights I’m cooking something kid-friendly (ie boring) for the boys, I often whip up an AB for myself.
This Hummus Bowl is one of my latest innovations where I start with a generous dollop (or 4) of hummus and then layer in the goodies on top.
I’m particularly in love with this Pistachio and Cranberry number. The nutty crunch of the pistachios and chewy sweetness of the dried cranberries are just the thing to take good old wholesome hummus into a new stratosphere of flavour.
ANd I’m not kidding about the 60-second part.
Once you have the ingredients ready to go you’d be hard pressed to take longer than a minute to pull this together. But if it does take you longer email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll update the title.
60-Second Pistachio & Cranberry Hummus Bowl
- 4 tablespoons hummus
- 1 cucumber or other raw veg
- 1 handful flat leaf parsley or other herbs
- 150-200 g cooked protein
- 1-3 teaspoons dried cranberries
- 1-2 tablespoons roast pistachios or other nuts.
Place hummus in a bowl. Slice cucumber / raw veg into bite sized chunks and place on top of the hummus.
Top with protein and herbs.
Scatter over the cranberries and nuts and enjoy!
Variations & Substitutions for 60-Second Pistachio & Cranberry Hummus Bowl
plan-B (pantry) – use pickles or defrosted frozen veg instead of the cucumber or herbs.
short on time – it doesn’t get quicker than this!
Keto / ultra low carb – use almond ‘hummus’, cashew ‘sour cream’ or other broccoli ‘hummus’, avocado ‘hummus’ and use pickled jalapenos or a splash of hot sauce or some feta instead of the cranberries.
different protein – boiled eggs, poached chicken, leftover roast chicken, canned tuna, canned salmon, hot smoked salmon, sardines (LOVE!), poached sausages, cooked chickpeas, lentils, diced firm tofu (seasoned with salt first).
cranberry alternatives – dried apricots, raisins, figs, dates or pickled jalapenos or a splash of hot sauce, feta, goats cheese, grilled halloumi, olives, pickled onions, sun dried tomatoes.
pistachio alternatives – roast walnuts, pecans, almonds, pinenuts, macadamias, peanuts, croutons, fried shallots.
more substantial (carb lovers) – wraps or pita.
more substantial (low carb) – more nuts or more protein.
different vegetables – zucchini, celery, carrots, red capsicum (bell peppers) or any cooked veg.
more fancy / for entertaining – serve all the elements separately for a ‘choose-you-own-adventure’ extravaganza.
Waste Avoidance Strategy
hummus – will keep in the fridge for a few weeks. Can be frozen.
cucumber – use for another meal. Will keep in the fridge in a plastic bag for 2 weeks or so.
flat leaf parsley – tends to be the most long lasting of the leafy herbs. Should keep for a few weeks in the fridge if wrapped in a plastic bag. For longer periods pop it in the freezer – it will wilt but will still be usable in this dish.
dried cranberries / roast pistachios / nuts – keep them in the pantry.
Problem Solving Guide
bland – add salt! Or a splash of hot sauce. Or add in another flavour bomb.
Yes! Just create as per the recipe but keep the pistachios separately. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. The herbs will wilt when frozen so not ideal.
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