I like a bit of hummus. It´s a bit of a staple of mine I admit. It´s easy, I can whip one up in minutes, which is great ´cos I can be a bit lazy! I often have all the things to hand, so I don´t have to pop to the shops.
Hummus is tasty and can be eaten in many situations, not just as a dip at a party.
Enjoying with a loaf from East Bristol Bakery
It wasn´t always this way. I use to buy that expensive hummus in small plastic tubs (yes it´s way cheaper to make it) and I had no idea what to do with a chick pea… how times changed!
I don´t use a recipe, I´ve made it to many times. This is from River Cottage I´m sure with Hugh´s new mission, War on Waste he won´t mind me borrowing it and sharing his with you.
I´ve listed the ingredients first that are EASY to find PALL (Plastic A Lot Less) Going on to ones that may be harder depending where you live. Even if you can´t find all without plastic, just get the ones you can. They all add up!
- 2 Lemons (found loose. Weighed without a plastic weighing bag. Put in a canvas bag. Those little nets… yep, they´re plastic!)
- 1 Garlic clove (Same as lemon)
- About 1 tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste) (Found in glass jar with metal lid)
- Olive oil (glass or metal. Try and look for ones with metal rather than plastic lids)
- Cooked chickpeas. (bought dried and pre cooked or canned. When I had plenty of space in a freezer this was pretty easy. Now I don´t I buy the cans. Without the white lining (yep the white lining in cans is plastic)
- Cumin, salt, pepper. (if you´re lucky enough to have bulk bins near you.)
For more Food Shopping tips check out my post here
I´ll pass you over to Hugh. I tend to use a hand whisk rather than a big fancy one. Does the job just as well, with a fraction of the washing up!
Beetrootmus. Just bang in some beetroot!