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  • 1-1/2 cups dry chick peas
  • water
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • juice from 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • 1/4 cup minced scallions
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • cayenne pepper
  • black pepper
  • tamari

Soak chick peas for a couple hours, then boil for an additional hour or two, until soft. Mash thoroughly, preferably with a blender, food processor, or other appliance.

Combine everything, til it tastes about right. Throw it in the refrigerator to chill.

Serves: 6 (with pita or veggies)

Preparation time: 60 minutes (prepare 6 hours in advance)