Do you ever have cravings for crunchy, salty snacks but want to switch it up from the usual chips? Try this roasted chickpea recipe! Higher in fiber and protein than chips, roasted chickpeas are an excellent snack to incorporate into your diet! You can have them on their own, add them to your favorite salads or soups, or even create your own trail mix along with some nuts, seeds, and dried fruit.
If you want them nice and crispy, make sure you dry them as much as possible before putting them in the oven.
Put the spices on after they've been in the oven, so they don't burn
Experiment with different spices and seasonings!
What You Need
2 15-oz cans of chickpeas
3 tbsp olive oil
2-4 tsp of your preferred seasoning: paprika, chili powder, curry powder, garam masala, cumin, dill, etc.
Heat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Pat the chickpeas very dry with paper towels or a clean dish cloth. Optional: after patting dry, put the chickpeas on a baking sheet in the oven while it preheats to allow them to air dry.
Toss the chickpeas in olive oil and salt until evenly coated. Use more olive oil if desired.
Spread chickpeas evenly on baking sheet, and place in the middle of the oven
Roast for 25-30 minutes, stirring every ~10 minutes. Keep a close eye on the chickpeas, they are done when they look golden brown and crispy
Immediately after taking the chickpeas out of the oven, toss in your desired seasonings. It is important to do this while they are still warm.
Let cool, then store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
Pictures by Stephanie Dang