Hummus from leftover greens with extra virgin olive oil

The best hummus recipe (made from leftover veggies)


It's a feel-good kinda hummus because nothing feels better than knowing that you created something delicious out of stuff that would be otherwise thrown away.

Sometimes we open our fridge just to find some food scraps that wouldn’t necessarily make a meal—a couple of sad-looking pieces of salad, half a portion of Sunday roast veg, or that half a shredded carrot you used for yesterday’s slaw. And in the moments like that, this recipe will be your saving grace.

It transforms whatever you have on hand into something delicious, nutritious and sustainable.

Trust us on this one—the recipe comes from our friends over at ChicP Foods who are hummus-making gurus and full-time food waste fighters. 

Here's the method:

Serves 2-3

  • If you are using dried chickpeas, soak them overnight and cook them first.
  • Blend all the ingredients together in a Nutribullet or equivalent and... that's it!
  • Enjoy with a splash of EVOO on top.
Ways to make your own:
  • Add any fresh herbs or spices you have on hand.
  • A little bit of chilli or chilli flakes could spruce things up!
  • Top everything with toasted sesame seeds or fried garlic flakes.

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