Easy Roasted Chickpeas

Meet your new favorite recipe! Firstly, these easy roasted chickpeas are crunchy and so delicious. Secondly, you can use whatever seasonings you have on hand in your pantry or just go simple with salt and pepper. Thirdly, they are healthy and packed with protein!

What are chickpeas?

Chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) are part of the legume family. Heard of hummus? Chickpeas are the base for hummus! They are super versatile and can be added easily to many different dishes as part of a healthy diet. They contain a lot of protein and as a result make a great protein substitution to anyone who is vegan or vegetarian. In addition, they contain nutrients such as calcium and magnesium. I love them because their flavor is very plain and therefore can be customized easily to fit in with just about anything!

For instance, here are some examples of how to add them to your diet:

  • Add them to salads in lieu of croutons
  • Eat them by themselves as a snack
  • Mix them with dried fruit and nuts to make your own snack mix
  • Eat them as a topping on toast
  • Mix them into curry dishes with spices
  • Make hummus with them
  • Add them to a wrap or sandwich
  • Sprinkle them on top of soups like my Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup
  • Toss some into a breakfast hash
  • Add them to soups in lieu of white beans
  • Add them to vegetarian chili
  • Add them on top of homemade pizza

In addition, you can customize this recipe to make different flavor profiles! Here are some ideas:

  • Ranch flavored
  • Hot and spicy
  • Cheesy
  • Garlic and herb
  • Wasabi
  • Barbecue
  • Salt and vinegar
  • Lemon pepper
  • Cinnamon

Shopping Tips – Watch for Sodium

When shopping for chickpeas or any canned for that matter, make sure to buy salt-free or low sodium. Also, if you are having trouble locating them try looking for garbanzo beans instead as they are often marketed under this name instead but are exactly the same. If you can’t find them down the canned foods aisle try looking with the ethnic foods as they sometimes end up there.

Easy Roasted Chickpeas

These roasted chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are fire and so easy to make! They are loaded with fiber and protein and seasoned with yummy spices. Super easy to customize this recipe with different flavorings: super spicy, mild, ranch flavored, cheesy, or herbs—options are pretty much endless! ⁣Who else remembers eating corn nuts as a kid? Think of these as a healthy + teeth friendly upgrade! ⁣⁣
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chickpeas, easy, plantbased, quick, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 120kcal
Author Alexa Sagon, CHN
Cost $3.00

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking Sheet
  • Strainer or Colander

Ingredients

  • 2 cans unsalted chickpeas (garbanzo beans) rinsed
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  •  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Rinse and drain the garbanzo beans. If they are not salt-free, rinse extra to remove as much salt as possible. Add the beans to the baking sheet.
  • Combine all the spices in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Sprinkle over the beans and shake around the pan to coat.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, until crispy and golden brown. Check periodically to toss.
  • Remove from oven. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Notes

You can customize this recipe easily and use any spices or seasonings you like. Some ideas include nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor or chili flakes and cayenne for spicy. Be sure to always check that your spices don’t have added salt. 
 

Don’t forget to rate and comment below if you try this recipe! I’d also love to see your photos and custom creations!

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