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 cups
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Rosemary Hummus
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 179 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 2g 1%
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 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


  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.

  30. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchenposted January 25, 2011 at 9:56 pm Reply

    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! :)

  31. Hyosun Roposted January 25, 2011 at 8:17 pm Reply

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

    • Sommerposted January 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm Reply

      I’m so glad you like it!

  32. Nanaposted January 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm Reply

    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!

  33. blackbookkitchendiariesposted January 25, 2011 at 2:36 pm Reply

    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.

  34. Amy Bakes Everythingposted January 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm Reply

    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?

  35. Shirleyposted January 25, 2011 at 11:18 am Reply

    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!!

  36. Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchenposted January 25, 2011 at 8:38 am Reply

    Love this! It looks so delicious :)

  37. 5 Star Foodieposted January 25, 2011 at 9:10 am Reply

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

  38. Alicia @ Aligirl Cooksposted January 25, 2011 at 7:54 am Reply

    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. visdaposted January 25, 2011 at 12:53 am Reply

    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. Angie's Recipesposted January 24, 2011 at 11:17 pm Reply

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

  41. Hyosun Roposted January 24, 2011 at 11:12 pm Reply

    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. Priya Sreeramposted January 24, 2011 at 9:37 pm Reply

    lovely clicks i must say and the recipe is swell !

  43. Belindaposted January 24, 2011 at 8:53 pm Reply

    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.

    • Sommerposted January 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm Reply

      That is the BEST compliment I’ve received in a long time, Belinda! Thanks for making my day!

  44. torviewtorontoposted January 24, 2011 at 8:17 pm Reply

    delicious hummus haven’t added yogurt in it

  45. A Canadian Foodieposted January 24, 2011 at 6:59 pm Reply

    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. Velvaposted January 24, 2011 at 6:41 pm Reply

    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. Joyposted January 24, 2011 at 6:33 pm Reply

    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. rebeccaposted January 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm Reply

    love this hummus and your right snacks are tricky

  49. [email protected]posted January 24, 2011 at 7:16 pm Reply

    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. Priscilla - She's Cookin'posted January 24, 2011 at 6:09 pm Reply

    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. Pattyposted January 24, 2011 at 5:21 pm Reply

    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. Jennifurlaposted January 24, 2011 at 5:19 pm Reply

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

  53. Julianaposted January 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm Reply

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

  54. Kate @ Diethood.composted January 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm Reply

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

  55. [email protected]posted January 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm Reply

    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. Cookin' Canuckposted January 24, 2011 at 4:58 pm Reply

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

  57. Apicius' Apprenticeposted January 24, 2011 at 2:59 pm Reply

    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. Rosaposted January 24, 2011 at 2:51 pm Reply

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



  59. Evan Thomasposted January 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm Reply

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

  60. sweetlifeposted January 24, 2011 at 2:14 pm Reply

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


  61. Sprinkled with Flourposted January 24, 2011 at 1:53 pm Reply

    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. Monetposted January 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm Reply

    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. Biren @ Roti n Riceposted January 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm Reply

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

  64. Gwen~healthymammaposted January 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm Reply

    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. Jeanposted January 24, 2011 at 12:55 pm Reply

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

  66. Kristenposted January 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm Reply

    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. Suchitraposted January 24, 2011 at 12:37 pm Reply

    never tried rosemary with hummus- Looks super delicious!

  68. Judyposted January 24, 2011 at 12:18 pm Reply

    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. Victoriaposted January 24, 2011 at 1:11 pm Reply

    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. Jill Colonnaposted January 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm Reply

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

  71. Lizposted January 24, 2011 at 11:54 am Reply

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

  72. Aipiposted January 24, 2011 at 10:40 am Reply

    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. My Kitchen in the Rockiesposted January 24, 2011 at 9:47 am Reply

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

  74. The Food Houndposted January 24, 2011 at 7:54 am Reply

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

  75. Dmarieposted January 24, 2011 at 7:23 am Reply

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

  76. Belinda @zomppaposted January 24, 2011 at 7:19 am Reply

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

  77. Blog is the New Blackposted January 24, 2011 at 4:16 am Reply

    I really like the idea of rosemary hummus! :)

  78. Katerinaposted January 24, 2011 at 3:19 am Reply

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

  79. denise @ bread expectationsposted January 24, 2011 at 3:59 am Reply

    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 :)