toasted chickpea beet hummus

Do you like vegetables? Like really, really like vegetables? A lunchbox that consists pretty much entirely of vegetables? Well, do I have a treat for you! Presenting a box so stacked full of vegetables that you’re sure to hit the vegetable portions of your 2+5 serves a day in one sitting! It’s also the easiest box to make ever. I mean, it’s literally just vegetables and toasted chickpeas and not a lot else. Whether you choose to adhere to the strict colour coding is up to you. It looks cool, after all, but don’t let it hold you back. Like hey, how did those minted peas and brussels sprouts get it there? Oh right, both those things are delicious and I want to eat them. Into the box they go!

toasted chickpea beet hummus

As you can probably see, this lunchbox adheres to the ‘more is more’ school of culinary design. Instead of delicately balancing flavours, there’s just so much going on and so many good combinations that you can get away with just dumping everything in there and making it up as you go. The toasted chickpeas are of course salty, but you’ve also got earthy sweet kidney beans, fresh tomatoes, that verdant side salad and of course, the beet hummus! Go crazy, mix it up. Salty and hearty is great, fresh and hearty works too… it’s basically all good. We also used baby bocconcini for a little burst of creaminess but if you want to make it vegan, adding the beet hummus to the rest of the vegetables feels luxurious enough as it is. Sometimes simple really is best! If you want to keep the crazy hummus train moving, be sure to check out our lunchbox with sweet potato hummus 🙂

  • Corn, sweet potato, toasted chickpeas, orange and red tomatoes, kidney beans
  • Beet hummus, bocconcini, pistachio
  • Brussels sprouts, peas, mint


For this lunch we used the Lunchbots Bento TrioDishwasher safe, stainless steel and BPA free – what’s not to love! Click here for details.

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