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Spicy Bean & Carrot Spread

Spicy Bean & Carrot Spread

This is just the thing to spice up your child's lunchbox! If your child doesn't enjoy vegetables in their sandwiches, spreads are the perfect healthy alternative. I always encourage my girls to add a vegetable to their sandwiches and they frequently choose a spread. This is also great as a dip with some chopped vegetables or bread sticks. Just pop the spread in your portion pots and you're ready to go!

Find lots more tasty spread recipes in the "Lunchbox Made Easy" recipe book!

Makes: 2 portions


3 carrots, chopped
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp chilli powder
400g tin butter beans, drained and rinsed
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper


1. Steam the carrots until tender.
2. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over a medium to low heat and sauté the garlic and spices for 1 minute.
3. Add in the beans and lemon juice and some water. Increase the heat to medium and cook for a further minute.
4. Stir gently and remove from the heat. Place in a blender or food processor and blend to your desired consistency. Add a little extra water if needed and season to taste.

Watch how I made this recipe below. For more videos like this, check out my YouTube channel.

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