Halloween “Sambo”

Meet Sambo - our green monster perfect for Halloween lunchtimes

green monster sambo


Meet “Sambo”.

He is our green monster perfect for Halloween !

Now I post this recipe with a little trepidation . Although perfectly created and constructed for the Halloween season I must tell you to date I have not had much success with this and the kids.

As you know we try and test our recipes on a variety of kids and ages and well this is definitely on of the less popular ones BUT not a total miss. There were about 7 out of 18 who enjoyed it and liked it. This was hugely helped by the fact that they were a little older  –  9/10 year old age group and made it totally by themselves (supervised). The younger ones were much more sceptical and adamant about refusing it.

I even tried to make it on a brioche bread loaf, toasted to add a nice textural crunch and balance the flavours of all the savoury toppings with a little sweet.  Like a said, perhaps a step to far for some ! BUT NOT ALL !!

At Foodoppi we are all about getting kids to explore new flavours and textures. To instil an attitude of lets give this a try. There are no rewards and no punishments just genuine attempts and honest reflections.

So I guess to me, I love our “Sambo”, although a green monster he is the picture of health, super creative, fun to make and provides so many opportunities to explore food in a sensory way.

Perhaps give him a go or use him as the starting point for some inspiration to get your kids attempting to taste and try new foods.

With fun and deliciousness,


What You'll Need

Brioche pan loaf / any sliced bread

2 Avocado

1 tbsp full fat mayonnaise

salt and pepper

4/5 radishes

jar pitted black olives ( drained and dried )

Red Pepper



chopping board

sharp knife



How to Do It

Sambo Making

  1. 1Cut the bread loaf into thick slices.
    Make the avocado spread - slice the avocado in half, remove the seed and scoop out the flesh.
    Mash with mayo and season.
  2. 2Slice the olives into different shapes - round rings for the circles and then cut others lengthways for his fringe and his scar.
  3. 3Peel the radish and cut into thing circular slices.
    Cut the red pepper into little pieces.
  4. 4Toast the bread.
    Spread the avocado over the toast.
    Lay on the radish for the eyes, then pop on the olive circles for the eyes.
    Place 4 quarters of olives on the top for the fringe.
    Pop on the red pepper for the lips.
    place on the little long strands for the scar.
  5. 5JUST GIVE IT A GO !!!

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