New Recipe: Cruciferous Vegies with Easy Avo Smash & Hummus

If there is one good thing you can do for your body, please ensure it involves the addition of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage, bok choy and kale. This vegetable family are rich in vitamin A, C, K, dietary fibre and sulfur containing compounds which support detoxification. We recommend at least 1-2 cups daily to reap the benefits and why not try it dipped in some delicious avo smash and hummus?

Ingredients (Serves 4)

Easy Avo Smash:

  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt


  • 400g can chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Cruciferous vegies:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups broccoli, floretted
  • 1 ½ cups cauliflower, floretted
  • 1 cup Brussel sprouts, chopped in halves
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Add vegetables and oil to the tray and season before cooking for 25-30 minutes.
  3. Place avocado, lime juice and olive oil in a bowl and roughly mash with a fork.
  4. Add all hummus ingredients to a food processor and blend until combined.
  5. Serve with roasted cruciferous vegetables and enjoy.

Recipe developed by Head Honcho Steph Lowe and image shot by Elyse Lagos, TNN Practice Manager, Recipe Developer & Food Photographer. Learn more about Steph & Elyse here.


  1. Anna

    An option to print your recipes would be great. 🙂

  2. Min

    Totally addicted to cruciferous vegies with hummus! Have the whole family on the bandwagon!

  3. Elyse Lagos

    Yes! There’s nothing better and if you can get the kids on board you’re absolutely winning 🙂

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