Wessam and Imanlady are right... This is the way I learned from my Lebanese mother in-law...Absolutely cook this with hummus beans- chickpeas- as well. Drain the beans, rinse, and boil for about 4 minutes. Meanwhile, crush+ grind garlic and 1/2 tsp. salt in a bowl with a "toom'/wooden crusher. Then, add lemon juice, and drain beans and stir into the mixture. You are going to add olive oil and more lemon juice when you start to eat it anyways- its part of the way ou eat it. Also, you can add the sauteed garlic/onions and tomatoes and spices- cooked alltogether, on top or mixed in, and we do sprinkle on the parsley. We eat it with pita, and also with cut radishes, hard boiled eggs, and fresh green onions, even garden greens. My oldest was eating green onions when she was 3 this way. My youngest finds the accessories too complicated- but asks for this at least 3x a week. Yes, you are going to have garlic breath from Hell UNLESS you chew on fresh parlsey sprigs after!! Its the only thing that works. And, if you ever wondered why cultural people kinda smell funny, its because of the amount of garlic they eat...but they are the healthiest because of it!! How many Egyptians or middle-Easterns come down with a cold when they are eating their traditional food? Barely any. The garlic gets into your blood and kills viruses and germs. Proven fact. When I was first married and eating alot of garlic, my mom told me I stunk- even though I am an obsessively clean person! - and she is Fren
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