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Roasted Chickpeas

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The perfect snack food for kids is equal parts super crunchy and salty, not too spicy, not too bland, bite-size, but also consumable by the fistful — all of which is why goldfish and their ilk are go-to snacks. Plus: there aren't too many healthy snack ideas quite like them. But there’s one (healthier! homemade!) snack-time winner waiting in the wings: roasted chickpeas…

Healthy snack

Health-wise, chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans) are loaded with fiber, zinc, folate, protein, and a host of other vital nutrients. There’s a reason why this legume is a staple in so many countries — in particular, throughout the Mediterranean and South Asia (India, Pakistan). Crunchy roasted chickpeas are good for vegans, vegetarians, the gluten-free, and omnivores alike. If you dry-roast them, they’re a pretty low-calorie, savory snack as well.

Tasty snack

Taste-wise, chickpeas are a blank slate, kind of like potato chips. They give you the opportunity to play with different flavors to come up with various snack recipes. You can season them with plain sea salt and parmesan cheese, or spice them up with chili powder. The recipe below, for instance, includes smoked paprika (flavor, but no spice!) and garlic powder, but the possibilities are more or less endless. Buffalo chickpeas! Curried chickpeas! Shawarma chickpeas! Wherever it is your taste buds hail from — be it somewhere in Asia, Mexico, or the American South — there’s bound to be a roasted chickpea recipe that tastes like home. Even sweet tooths can get their due, with a cinnamon-and-sugar treatment, or even chocolate.

Practical snack

Practicality-wise, roasted chickpeas have a serious edge on almost anything that comes in a bag — no crumbs. And other than dry or canned chickpeas, chances are you have all the ingredients you need on hand already. So get roasting chickpeas. Your children will thank you—just as soon as they finish their new favorite after-school snack.

And you, dear parent, can also get in on the action. More adult flavors — truffle roasted chickpeas, anyone? — can transform a great snack into an almost sophisticated pairing for cocktail hour, or an interesting new texture in your go-to salad.

Chickpeas, they’re not just for hummus anymore.

Here’s a basic recipe for roasted chickpeas, adapted from How Sweet It Is. Adapt at will.

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  • 2 cups chickpeas (dried and cooked or two 15-oz. cans, skins removed)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (table salt is fine)
  • 1/16 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/16 teaspoon garlic powder
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    1. Preheat oven to 425º F
    2. Pat dry chickpeas with a paper towel. They should be completely dry (and be sure to remove any loose skins)
    3. Toss chickpeas with olive oil, add seasonings and toss again to coat
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium31% DV750mg
    Fat5% DV3.5g
    Protein10% DV5g
    Carbs8% DV23g
    Fiber16% DV4g
    Calories140Calories from Fat25
    Total Fat3.5g5%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat25
    Total Carbohydrate23g8%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    ALLISON VARNER a month ago
    Such a yummy healthy easy snack!!!
    Meta Kate Faulkner a month ago
    Great! Perfect snack for busy times. I roast a little longer. But this measurement for spices is nonsense. Does it mean 1 1/2 tsp? I’ve assumed so. Please clear this up.
    Kathleen Odneal 2 months ago
    Turned out great - still a little soft, roasting slower and longer might give a more consistent crunch. But so good!
    Howard 2 months ago
    It's good, a little too much to do with too little to show for it though.
    Ros 2 months ago
    Tasty and easy, I will reduce the oven temperature a bit next time as they started to burn.
    Leprechaun 2 months ago
    They taste delicious, however mine began exploding in the oven.
    Julie K 3 months ago
    They’re just ok I would add extra seasoning next time
    Michael W. 3 months ago
    These turned out okay. Did them a second time fixing all the mistakes and they were perfect. The first gripe I have is drying these with paper towels. Very wasteful, you have an oven that'll dry them. I also reduced the oven temp to 375F and cooked them without any seasoning for 30 mins, checking on them often. After they were nice and dry, I took them out and seasoned with oil and seasonings. Then they went in for another 10 mins. All of them were golden brown and super crunchy.
    Lauren Maggiacomo 4 months ago
    Good but could be spicier.
    Sarah 4 months ago
    They were amazing!! They had a ton of flavor and were perfectly baked! I would definitely make these again!
    Guilherme França 4 months ago
    Perfect. I had a bag of 500g of chickpeas, so I divided half and half to go in the oven, and the other to go in the air fryer 200•C. The oven turned out great, but in the air fryer was spectacular! It is worth trying!
    Ingrida K. 4 months ago
    came out great, new favourite snack.
    Gietz 6 months ago
    good ate the whole batch
    Marie P 7 months ago
    These are a great snack. I switched it up a bit by using dry ranch seasoning for a batch and cheddar popcorn seasoning for another batch. Also, these come out great in the air fryer.
    Sally Mendoza 8 months ago
    Tasty and quick to prepare and cook! My 3 Year old even helped 😁
    Christie Rinehart 10 months ago
    These we’re pretty tasty, but definitely don’t bake for more than 20 mins. I baked them according to the directions and they came out somewhat burnt. The ones that weren’t burnt tasted good though.
    neil a year ago
    Great recipe, The spicing possibilities are endless. Took a batch to a TV rugby game with buddies in South Africa (no live rugby due COVID) they disappeared faster than any of the other snacks on offer!
    Miss Artistik a year ago
    will continue to make.
    Very good. I was skeptical about the smoked paprika but it tasted quite good and the recipe was really easy.
    ev a year ago
    Would rather have just strained & eaten the chickpeas as is. Gross texture, waste of time :)
    Ryan ØaKley a year ago
    Quick, easy and delicious way to use up all those cans of chickpeas I bought pre COVID Apocalypse..
    Jen a year ago
    tasty but does take time to get the skins off
    Some burnt and it needed more salt (I used kosher salt)
    mathilde king a year ago
    i didn’t have as much chickpeas so i just put less seasoning
    Eli a year ago
    So crunchy and tasty!!
    raini rodriguez a year ago
    alright but i would definitely recommend adding salt
    Miyako T. a year ago
    Good I will make it again
    Nalini Sanjith a year ago
    It's a great dish, very tasty
    Veronica Allende a year ago
    delicious! Would definitely make again
    Kent Webber a year ago
    Really good! Just more seasoning.