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Well I don’t know about you, but I’m still going strong on my 2017 resolution to eat clean.

For me, snacks are the trickiest part of eating light. It’s so easy to grab pre-packaged crap at a coffee bar, or load up on glorious cheese and crackers.

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The only way I can reach my goal this month is to plan ahead. I’ve been making low carb meals to take on-the-go, and preparing better snack options.

Hummus is one of my favorite solutions! It’s rich, filling, flavorful, and easy to pack with cut veggies.

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Several years ago I realized you could make hummus even lighter (without giving up flavor) by substituting plain greek yogurt for the tahini.

Tahini is a wonderful sesame paste that lends a nutty essence and creamy texture to hummus, but it’s loaded with fat. Most store-bought brands of hummus add both tahini and olive oil. I decided to add greek yogurt for a smooth texture and (less) herb-infused olive oil for flavor.

The result… Tahini who?

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I’ve made this Crispy Rosemary Hummus recipe in numerous variations, but this is a favorite.

Flash-frying fresh rosemary sprigs in olive oil is a multi-purpose venture. First, it crisps-up the tough rubbery rosemary leaves, also mellowing out the overpowering flavor.

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Second, the rosemary perfumes the olive oil. So when you add the rosemary-infused olive oil and the crispy leaves to the hummus you get a mild, but well-rounded piney flavor. Plus it takes less than 5 minutes to make!

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Crispy Rosemary Hummus

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Creamy herb-infused hummus with flash-fried rosemary mixed in. This easy hummus recipe is healthy and delicious!
Servings: 2 cups


  • 2 cans garbanzo beans (15-ounce cans), drained
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic large
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste


  • Place the oil in a small skillet over high heat. Once smoking, flash-fry the rosemary sprigs for 30 seconds per side. Remove and place on a paper towel, reserving the olive oil.
  • Place the garbanzo beans in the food processor with the yogurt, rosemary-infused oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Puree to desired consistency.
  • Pull the crispy rosemary leaves off the stems and place them in the food processor. Pulse until the rosemary has worked through the hummus.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 179kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 1175mg, Potassium: 47mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin C: 1.4mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Dip
Cuisine: Greek
Author: Sommer Collier

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83 comments on “Crispy Rosemary Hummus”

  1. What a divine recipe, sophisticated, yet simple!
     A family member is lactose intolerant & wanted to try it also.  When making a tahini version for them, how much of the paste do we use, please?

  2. Thank your site! information your share is useful to me!

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  7. Very nice — I’m going to try this immediately. No lie!

  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! this Hummus.
    I’ve made it twice now for company and it’s been a super hit. I followed the recipe as written except I made 1/2 batches each time and had to add a little extra lemon juice and olive oil to get the right consistancy. Such wonderful flavors in every bite. (the rosemary makes it soooo special)
    I say, “TRY THIS RECIPE!”

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  12. Sounds amazing! I’ve been wanting to make hummus and I just happen to have a lot of rosemary growing that I need to use up!

  13. Love the new look of your site, very nice! I’ll have to try making hummus with yogurt instead of Tahini, sounds like a really good idea.

  14. What a wonderful blog this is…love the hummus and the photos:)
    Today I had guest blog post with lovely gluten free recipe…check it out, Thank You

  15. I’ve never been motivated to make my own hummus until now! I will be making this for sure!! Thanks!

    I found you on foodbuzz :)

  16. Hey Sommer, this lighter style hummus looks wonderful. We made hummus the other day and forgot to put any oil in it, and it actually turned out wonderfully. I loved it, so I know that omitting a fat can still allow for a wonderful bean dip;-) Mer believes yer (smile)! Yum…

  17. Lovely recipe!

    Are garbanzo beans the same as chick peas? It looks like chick peas from your photos….

  18. Wow! Love the healthy Hummus with yogurt and rosemary, flavorful recipe.

  19. What a nice variation to add rosemary to the hummus. Infusing the oil that way must really bring out all the flavors. I bet this would also be nice as a white bean hummus since rosemary and white beans go well together too.

  20. I love hummus and your version sounds healthy and delicious. Love the addition of both Greek yogurt and rosemary.
    Thanks for sharing Sommer, Hope you’ll have a wonderful Friday.

    p.s. sent you a foodbuzz friend request, hope you’ll accept it. thanks

  21. Hi First time on your blog – The hummus looks SOOO good! I am a huge fan of Rosemary herb and cook a lot with it- I will have to add this recipe to my repertoire of rosemary dishes – Awesome site!

  22. hi Sommer
    I love hummus and your version does sound delicious! Yogurt instead of tahinni is a nice idea, and flashing the rosemary made all the difference really getting the flavors out.
    Gorgeous images as usual, I do love coming to your blog!

  23. the yoghurt in the hummus definitely has me intrigued

  24. You have me sold with the description of the fried crispy rosemary. I love hummus. Never really knew that tahini was loaded with fat. Nice sub with the Greek yogurt!

  25. I love the smell of fresh rosemary flash frying. What a great idea to make hummus with the rosemary. This is healthy and oh so good;)

  26. Great photos and love the use of rosemary in the recipe. Just WOW!

  27. yum! the photos are truly beautiful! i cant wait to try this dip.. maybe for superbowl weekend to keep everyone healthy! :)

  28. I have an ongoing romance with Greek yogurt. I just got a yogurt machine for Christmas and I have to figure it all out but I think it is a great substitue for adding richness without much fat. I am still trying to get the boys to eat hummus as a snack but not much luck there yet.

  29. Hy,
    First time here…Amazed with your space …lovely space
    with nice collection of recipes…
    Am your proud follower nw…
    Do drop by mine sometime…
    Tasty appetite

  30. I love the addition of rosemary, because it is one of my favorite herbs. The yogurt is the best idea, because it has become my important kitchen ingredient. It does make perfect sense to make hummus with it. It’s a perfect idea.

  31. Yummy! I have never tried a rosemary hummus before. Considering how much I love hummus, I will definitely have to give this recipe a try! :)

  32. Just made this and writing as I am eating. Delicious!!

  33. Oh no, my Rosemary plants just froze, I left them out on the deck. I’ll have to buy Rosemary at the store in order to try this hummus but I already know I will love it!

  34. i have to say that i really love how new site makeover… it’s looks beautiful:) this dish sounds very yummy i love the that you added rosemary in here.. thanks for sharing this.

  35. Oh my Gorgeous! I’m pretty sure I could dive into that hummus and take a bath! And how do you keep your food processor so clean?

  36. This is genius! I love hummus but always feel like I’m adding a quart of olive oil. Subbing in water dilutes the flavor. Greek yogurt? Must try!!

  37. The hummus looks wonderfully delicious and I love the rosemary here, excellent flavors!

  38. I love the idea of Greek yogurt in hummus! I love a good creamy hummus and sometimes add a bit of water to get that texture. This is the perfect solution.

  39. Gorgeous recipe. I always have the problem of the garlics smell with humus and you totally solved it with the great aroma and taste of rosemary. Thanks for sharing.

  40. Light and healthy! What I love about this hummus recipe is that you used fresh rosemary infused oil to blend the chickpeas. Marvelous!

  41. I just bought garbanzo beans to make hummus. I will definitely use this recipe to make it now. I have all the ingredients. Thanks for the great recipe!

  42. lovely clicks i must say and the recipe is swell !

  43. I just made your hummus. IT CHANGED MY LIFE. As I just told my friend, I want to eat it forever. It’s light and creamy and the rosemary just takes it to a new level of flavour, ngh.

  44. delicious hummus haven’t added yogurt in it

  45. I love humus and just saw fennel humus on – oh my gosh – I have clearly been reading too many blogs. I have to think about whose sight. Maybe you saw it, too. I love rosemary – and toasting it is a great idea for bringing out the piney flavours. I cannot – truly – imagine it in humus. But, I am definitely going to sniff some with my next batch of hummus to get the idea.
    (I have a rosemary tree.)

  46. Hummus is a wonderful way to snack and still enjoy food that is delicious and healthy. Cheers to your January tradition.


    P.S. Love your new web site.

  47. I love hummus too! It’s really is a perfect light snack that you can even transform into a meal. I don’t like using tahini either, the fat content is such a turn-off. To compensate I use white miso and soy milk along with the lemon juice and olive oil. i’ve been doing it so long that tahini hummus tastes so vastly different! The rosemary is lovely.

  48. love this hummus and your right snacks are tricky

  49. What a great idea to sub yogurt and herb infused oil for the tahini! I’m sure it’s different, but it looks just wonderful. So creamy!

  50. I usually just leave out the tahini, but I’ll try it with Greek yogurt and rosemary infused oil next time. Great healthy recipe for any time of year!

  51. Great recipe! We eat a lot of hummus and I like the use of rosemary infused oil in your recipe. Eating healthy is really not a sacrifice when you eat this way:-)

  52. I have no lie…like 20 rosemary bushes that are all 6ft tall. I need this!

  53. Hummus and rosemary? What a great idea…will definitely try this version…I have rosemary growing…nice photos :-)

  54. OH YUM! Love that you used rosemary – that hummus sounds incredible!

  55. I love the sound of crispy and hummus together.I love your new and healthy take on hummus and the checkerboard background.Have a nice week ahead.

  56. What an original take on hummus! The use of Greek yogurt is brilliant.

  57. Ok, first of all. I want to say it again: I love the new site! I can’t get over how clean and bright the site looks. Second of all, this is such a great suggestion. I have never tried flash frying rosemary before but I can imagine how nice of a taste it adds to the hummus. Third of all, brilliant! Yogurt instead of tahini! I love it! Good luck with finishing the month out. I applaud (and am in awe) of your ability to stick with such a specific regimen!

  58. I love that Italianesque hummus! Great flavors and perfectly healthy.



  59. This sounds terrific! I love the flavor of rosemary in earthy dishes. This must be amazing with some pita.

  60. great re vamp, i love the second pic, super healthy super delish!! a perfect super bowl treat!


  61. im a recent convert to hummus, and homemade is so much better than the store-bougt stuff! This recipe looks like a great one to try, yum:)

  62. I’m a huge hummus girl…so this recipe sounds PERFECT. We have rosemary in our garden out back, but I’ve never thought of adding it to hummus. Flash frying it is a great way to release the flavor too! Thank you so much for sharing with me today. I hope you are having a happy day!

  63. This rosemary infused hummus sounds great! I also like the addition of the Greek yogurt.

  64. I’m with you, we usually eat pretty healthy most of the time, especially in Jan.
    I adore hummus! Great idea using infused rosemary oil! I’ll try this next time I make hummus!

  65. Great idea to use rosemary this way. I’ve never thought to add it to hummus. Looks great!

  66. I am sure that rosemary lends a wonderful flavor to the hummus. Makes me want to go out to my garden and pick some, just so I can make hummus!

  67. never tried rosemary with hummus- Looks super delicious!

  68. I like this recipe. I make hummus a lot, but never thought of using NF Greek yogurt instead of Tahini. Besides being non-fat, the yogurt is also cheaper.

  69. I love this idea to use yogurt instead of tahini. I agree that tahini, thought delicious, is really fattening. What a nice lightened up version, thanks for sharing!

  70. This looks yum! LOVE the addition of crispy rosemary. What can I say? I’ll by trying that one, thanks!

  71. I made hummus nearly every week…the thought of adding rosemary is genius! I bet the flavor combination is incredible!!!

  72. This post has made me realize it has been WAY too long since I’ve had hummus! Looks delicious..loved the addition of rosemary n greek yogurt!!
    This is my first visit to your blog but I love the food you feature here. I’ll be back often :)

    US Masala

  73. I also like the addition of the Greek yogurt. I am sure it would also taste great with Thyme. Thanks, Sommer.

  74. Rosemary in hummus?? Brilliant!! Two of my favorite things!! And interesting thought to add Greek yogurt!

  75. wow, that’s a twist on hummus that I’ve never seen. as I love hummus, many thanks for this!

  76. You’re so good staying on this healthy meal thing! I love the frying of rosemary too – gets the flavor to pop! Brilliant.

  77. I really like the idea of rosemary hummus! :)

  78. This looks delicious plus it is healthy. I would accompany it with baked pita bread.

  79. Love the idea of flash frying the rosemary before incorporating the sprigs into the hummus! You really do have a special brand of kitchen genius Sommer :)