This is kind of a Mediterranean twist on hummus. It's quick, cheap, and super tasty. It goes great on bread, crackers, and is good even stirred into grilled vegetables. Plus, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and rosemary... how could you go wrong?

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Strip rosemary leaves from stems, discard stems, and place leaves in the bowl of a food processor. Add garlic and pulse until finely chopped. Pour in the garbanzo beans; process until evenly blended.

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  • With food processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil, scraping sides of the bowl as necessary. Pour in balsamic vinegar and process until evenly blended. Taste, and add more vinegar, 1 tablespoon at a time, as desired. Pour in the water and process to make a spreadable consistency. Add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if necessary. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; 4.4 g protein; 21 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 265.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2009
I've made many different hummus recipies and was starting to get burnt out. Then Fusion Hummus came along! I love the difference with the balsamic vinegar. Have made it twice now and will definitely be making it more. Second time I cut the olive oil to 2 Tbs to save some calories. Also instead of the cold water I used the reserved water from draining the garbanzo beans. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/19/2011
Meh. It was ok. The balsamic was a little overpowering both in smell and in taste especially when eaten just on crackers. I think I will attempt it one more time and significantly reduce the vinegar. I will also try mixing it with some veggies or something to tone down the taste of the vinegar. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2009
I've made many different hummus recipies and was starting to get burnt out. Then Fusion Hummus came along! I love the difference with the balsamic vinegar. Have made it twice now and will definitely be making it more. Second time I cut the olive oil to 2 Tbs to save some calories. Also instead of the cold water I used the reserved water from draining the garbanzo beans. Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2009
I've made many different hummus recipies and was starting to get burnt out. Then Fusion Hummus came along! I love the difference with the balsamic vinegar. Have made it twice now and will definitely be making it more. Second time I cut the olive oil to 2 Tbs to save some calories. Also instead of the cold water I used the reserved water from draining the garbanzo beans. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2008
I didn't happen to have fresh sprigs of rosemary so I didn't add it and by the time I added the other ingredients adding the water would have made it to thin so I omitted that also. The taste was awesome the balsamic did wonderful things to it.... my neighbors 2 year old went nuts over it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2007
Nice change to hummus-a fusion twist! I added crumbled feta cheese to this as well which made a fabulous add in. Thanks for the new idea for an already awesome dish. It's fun to try new things and this is definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2008
Interesting variation of regular hummus! I used the following modifications: half as much vinegar added 2 tablespoons lemon juice and substituted a can of black beans for one can of the garbanzo beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2009
from recipe author:): I've started adding two tablespoons brown sugar and more garlic to pump up the flavor and balance everything out. Like reviewers have said modify the balsamic if you're not big fan of the acidity. I'm not so good with the measurements of my recipes:/ I just throw everything in my processor so you may need to play around with the amounts I've given. I often don't add all the water depending on the consistency of the garbanzos from the can. I usually add it little by little and stop when it gets where I want it. Also it tends to thicken a bit in the fridge as it sits because the beans absorb a little more but you can always add a little water or olive oil after it sits for awhile. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2007
Ok - nice twist to regular hummus. I also added feta cheese. I only added the amount of vinegar suggested however I felt it was a bit too much next time will use less. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2008
Awesome! I used extra garlic and extra fresh rosemary from my garden and I put a tad more Balsamic Vinegar. I took it to a baby shower and served it with pita chips baby carrots and sliced red bell pepper. Everyone loved it and several people asked me for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2009
Great recipe. I made half the quantity but added the juice of half a lemon instead of adding water for that extra tang. This also eliminated the need for adding salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2008
This is such a delicious recipe! I haven't made hummus in awhile so I forgot the recipe that was in my head. This was the first recipe in my search that came up and since I happen to have fresh rosemary growing in the garden I figured I'd give it a try. It's fresh tasty and different yet exactly what hummus should be. The only modifications I made were by using white balsamic and added a little fresh parsley. I didn't end up using any water and it hasn't made it to the fridge yet. I will be surprised if my husband gets any tonight when he comes home from work! Awesome recipe. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/19/2011
Meh. It was ok. The balsamic was a little overpowering both in smell and in taste especially when eaten just on crackers. I think I will attempt it one more time and significantly reduce the vinegar. I will also try mixing it with some veggies or something to tone down the taste of the vinegar. Read More
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