Tasty hand-crafted hummus vacuum sealed with crackers (widely known as Jatz, although here in Tasmania they’re Savoys) for an extra lunch-wrap flavour or afternoon snack.
Hummus: Chickpeas, olive oil, tahini (sesame seed pulp), italian parsley, lemon juice, garlic, dried coriander, salt, pepper, paprika.
Savoy crackers: Wheat flour, vegetable oil, salt, sugar, golden syrup, yeast, baking powder, malt extract (from barley), antioxidants (E370b from soy E304), Emulsifier (soy lecithin)
Hummus – hummus bi tahini to give its full Arabic name – is the dip that’s conquered the world, but most of us think of it as a Middle Eastern speciality. Fun fact: in May 2010, 300 cooks in the village of al-Fanar, near Beirut, Lebanon, created the then world-record dish of hummus – 10,450 kg of the stuff. Wonder who baked all the pita bread needed to get through that lot…