- Total recipe cost | R 42.50
- Recipe yields| 860g
- Cost per 100g | R 4.94
Hummus is one of those things that easily find their way into any vegan’s shopping trolley. It’s basically a staple food – and certainly that thing you can spread on the last piece of toast for a fast and easy snack.
But, if it’s a vegan staple – and you’re a vegan – you’ve got to question whether you can make it any cheaper than you’d find at the grocery store. I dug around the costs of my go-to hummus recipe and this is what I found.
Is it cheaper to make hummus or buy it?
That depends on how you slice it.
It’s way easier to make hummus from scratch if your kitchen is well-equipped, specifically a pressure cooker and a food processor. You can certainly make a go of it, but you’ll need to weigh the effort against the cost.
If you need some vegan hummus in a hurry, you can pop over to just about any grocery store in South Africa and pick some up.
Where would I buy hummus in Johannesburg?
If I was to buy pre-made hummus, I would definitely pick it up from This Little Piggy in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg.
Actually, don’t let me lie, I still buy hummus from this deli (which totally understands what is and isn’t vegan) on the regular. It’s that good.
This Little Piggy
R 40.00 | 250g
R16.00 per 100g
It’s handmade in their deli (by a Lebanese chef), and the taste is superb. And, you’ll also get R5 towards your next purchase when you return the glass jar, which means:
- It actually works out to R14 per 100g.
- You’re avoiding single-use plastic, which I’m completely in favour of doing.
In the end, This Little Piggy offers the best deal if you’re purchasing hummus in Joburg and is definitely the way to go when last-minute entertaining becomes a thing again.