Rainbow Dough Balls with Hummus and Juicy Roast Tomatoes

Fun and colourful rainbow dough balls – easy to make and look stunning. Served with some creamy hummus and juicy popping roast tomatoes – yum!

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I thought it would be fun to create a rainbow recipe to celebrate the launch of my latest cookbook, Rainbow Bowls.

I mean let’s face it – multi coloured cute little dough balls are always going to be good? And they are very easy to make as the dough is just made with yogurt, olive oil, salt and flour rather than yeasted.

Flavoured with harissa (yum) for a red tone, pesto for green, turmeric for yellow and beetroot for pink/purple.

And you need some lovely creamy hummus with juicy popping roast tomatoes in the middle so that you can dunk the pretty dough balls.

If you want to see how it’s made, head to my Instagram for a how to video.

Have you seen my cookbook Rainbow Bowls?

In Rainbow Bowls, I bring you vibrantly healthy and delicious ‘bowl’ meals, all hero-ing how amazing vegetables and fruit can be and, of course, packed full of enticing flavours, textures and colours. So If you need inspiration for easy and accessible ways to eat more veg, this is the book for you.

You may have heard the term ‘eating the rainbow’, but what’s the benefit?

Eating a broad spectrum of colourful fruit and vegetables means you get a variety of vitamins and nutrients – which helps maintain a healthy diet.

That’s why I love veg AND they taste fantastic.

In Rainbow Bowls, you’ll find lots of sustaining bowls of comfort food like curries, soups and stews – meals which make you feel good.

You’ll also find quite a few spices – don’t be scared as that’s what really makes vegetable based dishes come alive with flavour.

I also love to use veg or pulses as a base instead of the more traditional rice/pasta, etc. Not only does this add tons of flavour, it’s also way more nutritious as it’s adding more plant-based protein and/or vitamins and minerals and fibre. Plus, it tastes incredible.

I hope you love my new book, you can buy it on Amazon today!

 

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Rainbow Dough Balls with Hummus and Juicy Roast Tomatoes

Fun and colourful rainbow dough balls - easy to make and look stunning. Served with some creamy hummus and juicy popping roast tomatoes - yum!
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 1 hr
Serves approx 4
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Ingredients

For the dough balls

  • 400 g self raising flour
  • 300 g natural yogurt
  • Big pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Harissa flavour
  • 1 tbsp rose harissa
  • 1 tsp extra flour
  • Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • Beetroot flavour
  • 2 tbsp beetroot juice
  • 2 1/2 tbsp extra flour
  • Pesto flavour
  • 1 tbsp vegan pesto
  • 1 tbsp flour

For the roast tomatoes

  • 250 g cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch sea salt and black pepper

Hummus

    Instructions

    To make the dough balls

    • In a bowl, add the flour, yogurt, olive oil, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine until it comes together, then transfer to a floured board.
    • Knead for a few minutes until you get a springy dough.
    • Divide the dough into 4.

    Flavour each of the four pieces...

      Harissa portion

      • Pop the dough into a large bowl and add 1 tbsp of harissa and 1 tbsp more flour.
      • Knead the harissa into the dough so that it’s evenly distributed .
      • Add more flour if needed.

      Turmeric portion

      • Pop the dough into a large bowl and add 1/4 turmeric.
      • Knead into the dough so that its evenly distributed, and the dough becomes yellow.

      Beetroot portion

      • Pop the dough into a large bowl and add 2 tbsp of beetroot juice and 2 1/2 tbsp more flour.
      • Knead into the dough so that it’s evenly distributed.
      • Add more flour if needed.

      Pesto portion

      • Pop the dough into a large bowl and add 1 tbsp of pesto and 1 tbsp more flour.
      • Knead the pesto into the dough so that it’s evenly distributed.
      • Add more flour if needed.

      Shape the dough balls

      • Divide each coloured dough into 3 then roll the dough into a small circles.
      • Prepare a large baking tray with a baking paper on the bottom.
      • Place the 18 balls in a circle, alternating colours. They should be nestled close to each other.
      • Brush a little olive oil over the top, then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
      • Bake on 180C for approx minutes until cooked and golden on top and fluffy inside

      To roast the tomatoes

      • Add the tomatoes, oil and salt to a baking tray and bake for approx 25 minutes until soft and browning at the edges.

      To serve

      • Serve on a serving platter. Place a small of hummus topped with roast tomatoes in the middle of the rainbow dough balls. Break off and dip.
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