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  1. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  2. 19 oz.can (540 ml) chick peas (garbanzo beans), drained
  3. 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)*
  4. 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  5. 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  6. 2 Tbsp. water or chick pea liquid
  7. 1 tsp. cumin
  8. 1/2 tsp. salt
  1. In food processor or blender, mince garlic. Add chick peas, tahini, lemon juice, oil, water, cumin and salt; process until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Transfer to serving bowl. Makes about 1 1/2 cups. Serve with warm pita bread for dipping.
  2. *If you’re out of tahini, peanut butter makes a good substitute.
The Best of Bridge

This recipe is available in the book The Best of the Best and More.