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Crunchy oven roasted chickpeas marinated with olive oil and a blend of delicious spices! The best healthy snack, salad topping, or wrap filling ever!
Is there anything better than enjoying a little crunchy and salty snack and don’t need to feel guilty about the calories or fat? Then these spiced roasted chickpeas are your solution.
Salty & Spicy
High in Fiber, Protein, and Nutrients
It’s a simple recipe to make in only 30 minutes. Plus, they can be store for a few days.
I love to make oven roasted chickpeas as a healthy appetizer when I am having guest, as a TV snack, use it for my salad toppings or to make delicious healthy wraps with it.
They are very versatile and can be used to pimp up so many dishes.
Chickpeas are a great source of protein, especially when you are on a vegan diet. So why not make a batch of these to use it during the week? I am sure your kids will love this crunchy snack too!
How to Roast Chickpeas
The easiest way is to use canned chickpeas. If you use dried ones, you need to cook them first according to the label, which often takes a lot of time.
You can peel the chickpeas if you prefer, but they are delicious too with the skin on and much easier to prepare. I didn’t have the feeling that they are crunchier or more delicious if peeled, but I tested it for you.
What’s important, is that you rinse them thoroughly.
Also, make sure that you are using a large enough baking sheet or baking dish. To make them crunchy, they need to fit in one layer and should not lay on each other during baking.
Some recipes call to dry the rinsed chickpeas using a kitchen towel or paper towel, but I think this step is obsolete and can be skipped.
*Don’t throw away the auafaba, the water in which the chickpeas are stored. You can use it to make this delicious and healthy vegan chocolate mousse.
Roasted Chickpeas Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F/200 degrees C.
- Drain and rinse canned or cooked chickpeas.
- Place them on a large baking or pie dish. You can also use a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake them for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
- Mix the spices in a small bowl. Olive oil, sea salt, smoked paprika, ground cumin, and pepper. Adjust the seasonings according to your taste. → Add garlic powder, dried herbs, curry, etc.
- Take out the chickpeas, mix it with the spices, and bake for another 15 minutes.
- Let the baked chickpeas cool in the oven. Therefore, stick a wooden spoon between the oven door to keep it ajar until the oven is completely cold. This step takes about 1 hour and makes your chickpeas extra crispy. Skip this step if you are in a hurry.
It’s not necessary to stir the chickpeas during baking.
Store them in an airtight container in the fridge or at room temperature for up to two days.
No, the oil is essential for its taste and crispiness.
As a snack, wrap filling, summer roll filling, salad, or soup topping.
No, the spices would burn, and it wouldn’t be edible anymore.
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Oven Roasted Chickpeas
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- Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C. Drain the chickpeas and rinse with cold water. Place them in a large baking dish or a with parchment paper lined baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. → Use a large enough dish so that the chickpeas have place in one single layer and don't stack on each other. This is important to make them crispy.
- Take them out of the oven, mix with the olive oil and spices, and bake for another 15 minutes until golden and crispy.
- Turn off the oven, open the door ajar (stick a wooden spoon between the door and oven), and let the chickpeas cool down in the oven. → Makes them crispier!
- Serve them as a healthy snack, with salad, or in wraps.
- Skip the cooling step if you are in a hurry.