In my opinion, there is nothing better than dipping some fresh veggies into some homemade zero waste hummous. This is my absolute favourite recipe inspired by my lovely friend. She used to make this all the time at university and we have adapted it very slightly and could never go back to shop bought! And, an added bonus… it reduces the need to buy 4-6 plastic tubs a week ( I know we eat a lot of hummous okay!).
The thing I love most about this zero waste hummous is that not only is it a great way to reduce our waste but it is also incredibly quick and easy to make. It takes about 5 minutes (if that) and then stores in the freezer for about a week to 10 days. Having said that, ours never lasts that long!
As well as that, it is also a really accessible recipe for beginners as you can pick up chickpeas in a tin at most supermarkets or if you’re feeling adventurous you can pick them up loose at your local zero waste store!
Let me know if you try this recipe as I would love love love to hear your thoughts about it! I really hope you love it as much as we do and if there are any other low waste recipes you’d like then let me know in the comments. I can also provide a homemade tahini recipe if you’d like to give that a go as well.
Zero Waste Hummous
- Food Processor
- 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice (We love freshly squeezed)
- 1/4 Cup Tahini (Homemade is great)
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 Garlic Clove (Small is best)
- 1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 tin Chickpeas (drained )
Add the lemon juice and tahini into your food processor and blitz until smooth.
Add the olive oil, garlic, cumin and salt. Blitz until smooth.
Add the tin of chickpeas, with the option of keeping the chickpea water for other recipes. Blitz until smooth. You may wish to add part of the tin at a time depending on the size of your food processor.
Optional: Add a little more salt and/or water to give the required consistency and taste.
Just a quick note to my friend Katie who’s recipe I adapted!