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Roasted Garbanzo Beans Chickpeas Recipe

Meet Your New Favorite Snack: Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

At Nopalito, a Mexican eatery in my neighborhood, every meal starts off with a complimentary bowl of spicy fried chickpeas. This snack is full of heat and crunch, reminiscent of spicy wasabi peas or roasted hominy. My addiction to them led me to make a healthier version at home. Like kale chips, roasted chickpeas are a great way to satisfy a chip craving, minus all that fat, and you get all the nutritional benefits of chickpeas — namely, fiber and protein.

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas


Make sure the chickpeas are completely dry after draining and rinsing them.


  1. 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  4. 2 teaspoons of spice mixture (a curry, Morrocan, or Mexican spice mixture works well)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Drain and rinse chickpeas in a colander. Pat dry.
  3. Toss chickpeas in a medium-sized bowl with olive oil, sea salt, and spices.
  4. Arrange chickpeas on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  5. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until crispy. While baking, shake pan or stir chickpeas to avoid burning.
  6. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  7. If desired, sprinkle and toss with more spices.
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roniG roniG 3 years
I was excited to try this recipe but it's vague. "Mexican spice mixture?"
Fitness Fitness 6 years
@100lbsandcounting I'm so glad you gave this recipe a try. I love 'em! @Sundown321 I've stored a batch in Tupperware that I left unrefrigerated (much like storing potato chips or crackers). They lasted 2-3 days, no problem.
Sundown321 Sundown321 6 years
Are these something that can be made ahead of time and eaten for a few days? If so, how should they be stored? Can't wait to try them!
100lbsandcountin 100lbsandcountin 6 years
so these turned out great!!! The spices I used are: 1/4tsp cayanne pepper, 3/4 tsp curry powder, 1tsp of cajun seasoning. Even my 13yr olf brother and my mom are enjoying these. About to take them for my movie snack and go watch Salt!
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 6 years
Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try them!
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
One of the best snacks ever! I love them seasoned with garlic powder.
Moms Moms 6 years
Yum! I might make these tonight.
lauren lauren 6 years
Oh these sound like the best things ever!
100lbsandcountin 100lbsandcountin 6 years
These sound great, I can't wait to try them!
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