Four ways to make tasty dishes using tinned goods and save a fortune in the process | The Sun
I HAVE got some canny ideas to whip up great savings and put tasty dishes on the menu this week.
Tinned goods can help cut your supermarket spend, so why not use them to create amazing cheap starters or snacks for your kids’ lunchboxes?
Whip up a dip with these budget recipes…
HANDY HOUMOUS: To make this starter, use the budgetbytes.com recipe as your guide.
It requires a tin of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and cumin — and will make about six servings.
Try the world food aisle in stores for the cheapest tahini, such as the Bodrum tahini, £2.50 per jar, and serve with toasted pitta, 55p, at Asda.
TOMAT-WOAH: Instead of buying a jar of salsa for your Mexican night, grab a tin of plum tomatoes instead.
Drain the juice (you could keep it aside for future bolognese or pasta sauce) and add the remaining pulp to a blender with a squeeze of lime, diced red onion and either fresh or dry chilli.
Blend and serve with a pack of Just Snax tortilla chips, 45p at Sainsbury’s.
DAAL-ICIOUS: Draw inspiration from a typical daal with a cheap curry dip that you could swap for your starter dish from the takeaway.
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Blend a tin of lentils with a can of coconut milk, add some curry powder and/or spices such as garam masala, cumin or ground coriander to taste.
Add a Clay Bakery naan from Tesco (£1.60 for a two-pack) and the servings are huge. You can cut the bread into lots of dip-sized strips.
TUNA IN: Tuna paté is surprisingly simple to make. Head to Aldi for a tin of tuna costing 99p, a tub of cream cheese for 85p and a four-pack of wonky lemons priced at 50p and mix together in a bowl.
Then serve on slices of the bake-at-home baguettes, 55p for two.
Swap the tin of tuna for salmon or mackerel for something a bit different.
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