#BrownBagIt with Chef Michael Smith

Chef Michael Smith Action Against Hunger

As part of our #brownbagit campaign, Action Against Hunger is sharing simple packed lunch recipes from Canadian chefs from coast-to-coast-to-coast. This fall, join your fellow Canadians: pack a nutritious lunch and donate the money you save so every kid can eat a healthy lunch.  Read on for this week’s tasty recipe from Chef Michael Smith:


Michael Smith

Restaurant: The Inn at Bay Fortune
Located: Prince Edward Island
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Chef Michael Smith cares about real food and has passionately advocated for healthy homemade meals and the nutrients they provide, especially for growing children! Chef Michael is sharing a Moroccan spin on a scrumptious snack, full of protein and fibre – perfect to tide you over between all of our other #brownbagit recipes! Make this Moroccan Hummus with lots of Veggie dippers for work or school, and be sure to donate if you believe all children should have access to nutritious food.


Moroccan Hummus with lots of Veggie Dippers


Makes 3 cups, enough for 6-8 snackers

The Dip

  • A 19-ounce (540ml) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 Cup (125ml) of tahini or almond butter
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) of extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) of orange juice
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) of marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) of harissa paste
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) of cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) of cinnamon
  • 30 or 40 fresh mint leaves
  • The zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1ml) of salt

The Dippers

  • Radish wedges
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Red pepper slices
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Jicama slices
  • Kohlrabi wedges
  • Cauliflower florets
  • Broccoli florets
  • Snap peas
  • Zucchini batons



Blend everything smooth in your food processor, once served drizzle the top with more olive oil. Pack it up with your veggie dippers and munch on it as a healthy snack – or bring it in for your next potluck!

Don’t forget to take a photo of your lunch and share it on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #brownbagit.