Crispy Rosemary Hummus

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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!

Crispy Rosemary Hummus is a great snack when guests drop by. I try to keep garbanzo beans stocked for just such occasions!Perfect Crispy Rosemary Hummus Recipe #healthy

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5 from 5 votes

Crispy Rosemary Hummus

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 mins
Creamy herb-infused hummus with flash-fried rosemary mixed in. This easy hummus recipe is healthy and delicious!
Servings: 2 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Rosemary Hummus
Amount Per Serving (20 g)
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 1175mg 49%
Potassium 47mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 3.7%
Iron 0.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 2 - 15 ounce cans garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste


  1. 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.
  2. Place the garbanzo beans in the food processor with the yogurt, rosemary-infused oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Puree to desired consistency.
  3. Pull the crispy rosemary leaves off the stems and place them in the food processor. Pulse until the rosemary has worked through the hummus.

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  6. Joan Novaposted September 30, 2012 at 10:11 am Reply

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

  7. Marilee516posted September 3, 2012 at 6:48 pm Reply

    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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  11. Meg's Everyday Indulgenceposted August 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm Reply

    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!

  12. Gitteposted February 20, 2011 at 7:02 am Reply

    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.

  13. irenaposted February 5, 2011 at 12:20 am Reply

    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

  14. Katrinaposted February 1, 2011 at 7:34 am Reply

    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 :)

  15. Stellaposted January 30, 2011 at 5:14 pm Reply

    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…

  16. zenobiaposted January 28, 2011 at 5:49 am Reply

    Lovely recipe!

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

  17. Sanjeeta kkposted January 28, 2011 at 3:14 am Reply

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

  18. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted January 28, 2011 at 2:11 am Reply

    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.

  19. A little bit of everythingposted January 28, 2011 at 1:03 am Reply

    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

  20. Priya Mahadevanposted January 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm Reply

    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!

  21. Chef Dennisposted January 27, 2011 at 5:43 am Reply

    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!

  22. wizzythestickposted January 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm Reply

    the yoghurt in the hummus definitely has me intrigued

  23. Marisaposted January 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm Reply

    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!

  24. Lora @cakeduchessposted January 26, 2011 at 12:34 pm Reply

    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;)

  25. Tiffany Rosenbergerposted January 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm Reply

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

  26. claireambersonposted January 26, 2011 at 10:16 am Reply

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

  27. Gourmet Gadget Galposted January 26, 2011 at 9:29 am Reply

    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.

  28. Jayposted January 26, 2011 at 5:30 am Reply

    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

  29. Sanura @ MyLifeRunsOnnFood.composted January 26, 2011 at 12:43 am Reply

    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.