Dragon Back Fingers

Imagine miniature open sandwiches – that’s what these are: child-friendly toppings on bread fingers.  Perfect for a medieval afternoon tea party.  With a little more imagination you can make dragon backs with different colours, as in the variations.

Serves: 2

Dietary: suitable for milk-free, nut-free, vegetarian

Contains: wheat, gluten (bread), sesame (hummus),

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: no cooking required



1 piece of bread (ready-sliced, 50/50)
1 tsp soya/milk-free margarine
1 Tbsp hummus
6 slices cucumber



  1. Spread the margarine/ milk-free spread and hummus on the bread.
  2. Cut bread into four
  3. Cut cucumber slices in half and stand cut side up onto along the length of the


This recipe has been donated by Catherine McNeill, Registered Associate Nutritionist



Per serving:
Total calories: 136 kcal
Fat: 8.3 g
Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
Carbohydrate: 10 g
Total sugar: 1.1 g
Fibre: 2.2 g
Protein: 4.2 g
Salt: 0.54 g



  • A 50/50 bread has been used to increase the fibre content in this finger
  • This recipe is also a good source of protein with chickpeas and bread contributing complementary sources of amino acids needed for growth and development.
  • It is also a good source of folates (vitamin B9), which helps the body form healthy red blood cells.



  • Small tomatoes or rounds of carrots could be used to make dragons with different coloured
  • Hummus may contain tahini (sesame seed paste). A nut butter, purée of roasted carrots or broad beans could be used instead of
  • Use wholemeal or seeded bread for children over 5.


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