A Lot of Hummus
This is a batch of hummus made with TWO 29-ounce cans of garbanzo beans. You might not think that hummus is tailgate food, but according to my dad's pals, it is. In fact, they specifically requested that I make hummus for them for tomorrow's Eagles-Redskins game. You too can make hummus so good that 60-year-old men who call themselves The Animals request it! The secret? Water!
After you process the garbanzos, garlic, salt, lemon juice, tahini, and extra virgin olive oil, the only way to achieve a smooth, velvety texture is to slowly stream in a dribble of water while the machine is running. It lightens and smooths out the hummus so it takes on a beautiful creamy consistency perfect for smearing on toasted pitas, carrot sticks, and tortilla chips.