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
1 tbsp full fat mayonnaise
salt and pepper
jar pitted black olives ( drained and dried )
How to Do It
- 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.
- 2Slice the olives into different shapes - round rings for the circles and then cut others lengthways for his fringe and his scar.
- 3Peel the radish and cut into thing circular slices.
Cut the red pepper into little pieces.
- 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.
- 5JUST GIVE IT A GO !!!