by: Yuri Elkaim

Roasted Chickpeas: How to Make Them (14 Ways)

Rich in protein and fiber, roasted chickpeas provide the crunch and flavor of potato chips without the extra sodium, fat, and calories.

They make a perfect on-the-go snack, even adding a tasty twist when tossed over a salad.

Figuring out how to roast chickpeas is simple enough, but getting the optimal level of crispness can be a challenge.

A few tips for perfecting your next batch:

  • Cooking time depends on the water content of your chickpeas. Canned varieties tend to have more water, so you might need to roast them longer than if you’re using chickpeas that have been soaked.
  • To prevent soggy chickpeas, dry them thoroughly or blot them with a paper towel before roasting. This removes excess water, ensuring the best results possible.
  • Try roasting without oil for the first half of the cooking time. That way they’ll cook without getting greasy, allowing for top-notch crispness.
  • For a more uniform roast, shake your baking tray a few times while cooking.
  • If you have a little extra time, peel them prior to cooking to get rid of trapped moisture and guarantee the best roasting conditions.

14 Roasted Chickpea Recipes – Yum!

1. Crispy Garlic Bread Chickpeas

Crispy Garlic Bread Chickpeas via The Garlic Diaries

Have you ever met someone who doesn’t like garlic bread? I don’t think it’s possible.

These delicious chickpeas will make you feel like you’re feasting at an Italian restaurant. Now, if only someone had a recipe for spaghetti-flavored roasted chickpeas for the next course.

Find the recipe here: The Garlic Diaries

2. Pesto Roasted Chickpeas

It’s a match made in heaven. This roasted chickpea recipe combines two universally loved ingredients – chickpeas and pesto – creating a delicious fusion that you’ll love.

While store-bought pesto works perfectly fine for this recipe, homemade pesto is always better. Give it a shot and get ready to enjoy!

Find the recipe here: Real Food Real Deals

3. Lemon Pepper Roasted Chickpeas

Lemon Pepper Roasted Chickpeas via The Healthy Maven

The zesty combination of lemon and pepper transforms these chickpeas into a flavorful treat.

These roasted chickpeas make the perfect alternative to potato chips but with all the health benefits of chickpeas.

Find the recipe here: The Healthy Maven

4. Dorito Flavored Roasted Chickpeas

Next time you find yourself craving a bag of Doritos, try these instead.

Nutritional yeast is mixed with garlic powder, onion flakes, dry mustard, parsley, and pepper to mimic the taste of Dorito seasoning.

Added bonus: No orange fingertips after you munch on these!

Find the recipe here: Yummy Mummy Club

5. Buffalo Hot Sauce Roasted Chickpeas

Buffalo Hot Sauce Roasted Chickpeas via The Kitchen Magpie

If you like it hot, this is the perfect recipe for you!

This recipe is pretty basic, combining chickpeas with a splash of olive oil, sea salt, and your choice of hot sauce. The results, however, are anything but basic, coming together to form a fiery (and tasty) concoction.

Find the recipe here: The Kitchen Magpie

6. Tex-Mex Roasted Chickpeas

These spicy roasted chickpeas are bursting with flavor and make the perfect snack to keep you satisfied for hours.

Seasoned to perfection with a mix of cumin, smoked paprika, and chili powder, the whole family will will enjoy this treat.

Find the recipe here: Easy Health Living

7. Garlic Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Garlic Oven Roasted Chickpeas via Yuri Elkaim

With a blend of cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, and, of course, garlic powder, these savory roasted chickpeas are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Chockfull of garlicky goodness, there’s no doubt you’ll be wishing you made a second batch.

Find the recipe here: Yuri Elkaim

8. Turmeric Roasted Chickpeas

Want to know how to take the health benefits of chickpeas and kick it up a notch? Add turmeric!

Brimming with potent anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is perfectly paired with paprika and black pepper in this nutritious recipe.

Find the recipe here: Spoon University 

9. Salt and Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas

Salt and Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas via A Beautiful Plate

Forget salt and vinegar potato chips. These roasted chickpeas can satisfy your crispy cravings without all the extra gunk you find in potato chips.

Best of all, this recipe requires only a few simple ingredients – salt, pepper, olive oil, and red wine vinegar – to create a delectable, nutritious dish!

Find the recipe here: A Beautiful Plate

10. Pumpkin Spice Roasted Chickpeas

These sweet roasted chickpeas are the perfect snack for fall, but they can be enjoyed any time of the year.

With just a drizzle of antioxidant-rich maple syrup, this recipe mostly relies on sweet ingredients like cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg to give it a warm, pumpkin-y twist.

Find the recipe here: My Whole Food Life

11. Sweet and Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Chickpeas via Lauren Kelly Nutrition

Can’t decide between spicy and sweet? Here’s a great way to get a little of both.

With a combination of maple syrup, cinnamon, and chili powder, this recipe strikes the perfect balance of flavors to keep everyone satisfied.

Find the recipe here: Lauren Kelly Nutrition

12. Spicy Curry Roasted Chickpeas

This recipe takes roasted chickpeas to the next level with a secret ingredient: curry powder.

A dash of paprika, cayenne pepper, and chili powder join with curry powder to make what is quite possibly the most flavorful variety of roasted chickpeas yet.

Find the recipe here: 12 Tomatoes

13. Crispy Asian Roasted Chickpeas

Crispy Asian Roasted Chickpeas via Veggie Chick

Craving Chinese food? This roasted chickpeas recipe offers a unique spin on traditional recipes.

With a mixture of sesame oil, ground ginger, and garlic powder, this recipe will make you feel like you’re chowing down on some Asian cuisine, sans the extra calories and guilt.

Find the recipe here: Veggie Chick

14. Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

This recipe brings the flavor of ranch to your chickpeas for a seriously delicious snack!

With just three ingredients, even the most novice of chefs can pull this off. People will definitely be asking for your recipe with this one.

Find the recipe here: Maebells

Crispy Chickpeas for Everyone

Try any or all of these recipes for a healthy snack that is sure to become a staple in your household.

They are super easy to make and they provide you with plenty of fiber and protein – which means they are a filling snack you can enjoy without any guilt.

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Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim is one of the world’s most trusted health and fitness experts. A former pro soccer player turned NYT bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet, his clear, science-backed advice has transformed the lives of more than 500,000 men and women and he’s on a mission to help 100 million people by 2040. Read his inspiring story, “From Soccer to Bed to No Hair on My Head” that started it all.