The kids will be...
chopping, grating, mixing, shaking

This is one of our easiest recipes, plenty of choice for what to chop and tear and cut and grate - and no cooking!


Plain couscous (a small cup for each person who will be eating) 

A selection of raw vegetables of your choice: (carrots, courgettes, yellow/green/red peppers, green beans, pitted black olives, cucumber, tomatoes, spring onions and spinach all work well!)

A handful of fresh mint



Tomato passata

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp vinegar



Jar with lid for the dressing


1. Make the couscous according to the packet instructions in a large bowl - usually add equal boiling water to the couscous you have, and leave covered for 10 minutes.

2. Prepare the vegetables: use a small knife and chop the peppers, cucumber, green beans, olives and tomatoes. Use scissors to cut up the spring onions and spinach. Use a grater to grate the carrots and courgette (careful of small knuckles!). Use fingers to tear up the spinach and mint into teeny pieces!

3. Make the dressing/lava: put the olive oil and vinegar into a jar along with a blob of passata. Put the lid on (make sure it's on tight!) and shake well!

4. Pour all the prepared vegetables into the bowl with the couscous and mix it all together. 5. To make a volcano: use a small cup as a mould, and turn out into a bowl. Pour the ‘lava’ dressing on top. Voila!


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