Everyone has a go-to Ryvita topping. It might be cream cheese, maybe it’s marmite (me) or cheese and pickle… but it wasn’t until I was challenged to come up with an exciting topping, that I realised I was in a Ryvita Rut. An RR.
And this is through no fault of Ryvita – on the contrary, their range is far more colourful and diverse than you might think – Pumpkin Seeds and Oats, Mediterranean Herbs, Sweet Onion and Apple and Cinnamon…
No. The blame for this rut lies entirely with me and I recently took a Ryvita vow to no longer be boring with my lunch.
Once I started thinking about all the various things I could do, it all got quite exciting – the possibilities are endless! But in the end I selected the Ryvita ‘with a hint of chilli’ and made a beetroot hummus with home made pickled cucumbers with poppy seeds. Yes I did. And it was mighty delicious.
If you have an idea for a Ryvita topping up your sleeve you could win £1000 John Lewis vouchers! Read on to find out how – all information is below.
There are two recipes for this topping – the hummus and the pickled cucumbers…
For the hummus:
I roughly used the below but feel free to add/reduce based on the taste and consistency you like.
5/6 small roasted beetroot (roast for around 30-40 mins until softened)
1 regular tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp tahini
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teasp cumin
Large pinch of salt
4 tbsp water
Parsley to serve
1. Blitz the chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic and oil.
2. Add everything else and blitz some more.
3. Serve and sprinkle parsley on top
I also wasn’t aware of all the various health benefits eating rye offers – and even though the Ryvita range is extensive, each crisp bread is actually baked with only a handful of natural ingredients and the base for each is very simple: water, salt and rye.
The nutritional benefits are great and many, but here are my three highlights from the VERY LONG LIST:
- High in essential vitamins: B vitamins thiamine and folic acid, as well as riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6
- Rich in magnesium: helps to promote normal muscle function
- Rich in zinc: promotes healthy bones, hair, nails and skin
Blitz blitz blitz!
And then it was time to make the pickled cucumber…
Fresh pickled cucumber salad
2 cucumbers, halved length-ways, deseeded and sliced
50ml olive oil
50ml white wine vinegar
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 red chilli finely sliced to taste
1 tbsp poppy seeds
Leave the cucumber to marinade in the dressing for at lease one hour –
the longer the better!
I am very proud to be a Ryvita ‘Luncheonary’ (wish I had a badge for this honour) and if you think you’ve got a topping the world needs to see, head over the the Ryvita microsite and enter their competition! You could win £1000 John Lewis vouchers, which is a darn good prize, if I do say so myself… 10 runners up will also receive a hamper full of Ryvita goodies, so wik wik! Get that thinking cap on…
Don’t forget to share your creations on social and use the tag #myvita – I look forward to seeing them!
This post was shot on my LEICA D-LUX – dinky but dynamic ;)
// This post was sponsored by Ryvita, with all thoughts and opinions my own.