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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

September 09, 2019 S Malik 10 Comments

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas in a bowl

This is a quick and easy recipe of oven roasted chickpeas. It is allergy friendly naturally. You can make it as spicy or mild as you want. It is ideal for snacking. You can pack it easily as a school or work snack or even an after school snack. This recipe was approved both by my husband and daughter, who actually ate the whole bowl that you see. This is also a very healthy snack as it is homemade and does not contain any additives.

Some interesting facts about chickpeas:

  • Chickpeas are the second most widely grown legume in the world
  • They are sometimes used as a caffeine-free alternative to coffee
  • Chickpeas have different colors not just beige, they come in green, black, brown, red and even pink colors
  • Last but not the least, they are a good source of fibre and protein
  • 0:35
  • Serves: 4
  • Easy


Adjust Servings:
1 can 540 ml chickpeas
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


5 min
Preheat the oven to 350o F.
1 min
Drain and pat dry the chickpeas. Transfer to a baking sheet.
2 min
  • adding olive oil to chickpeas
  • adding salt to chickpeas
  • adding cayenne pepper to chickpeas
  • chickpeas with spices on a baking tray ready to be baked
Sprinkle all the spices and oil then mix. Spread into a single layer.
35 min
gluten free dairy free Spicy Roasted Chickpeas on a baking tray
Roast in the center of the oven for 35 minutes, until golden, shaking gently half way in between.

Cook Notes

  • Crispy Chickpeas: turn off the oven and let the chickpeas sit in the oven for further 10 minutes.
  • Milder Chickpeas: use less of the cayenne pepper or leave out completely .

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I simply love roasted chickpeas and what a great idea for including them in school lunches!

Amy Chung said...

You won't belive it but I just made a batch yesterday! I used cumin instead of coriander powder and now I'm curious to know what that would taste like. I added paprika too and whoa! What a kick!

S Malik said...

yes, they are so easy to pack

S Malik said...

well they have similar taste profile, cumin is more smoky.

Thanks for reminding me that I need to make these again - they are so healthy! I love the spices you use in your version - yum!

I prepared this treat for my guests and was pleasantly surprised, essay written that all guests liked it very much and now I can cook it very often.

Chickpeas have been my favorite recipe since childhood, these spicy chickpeas are simply mouthwatering.. I'll cook them this weekend for me and my family!

S Malik said...

Oh thats nice to know, thank you

S Malik said...

Hope you enjoyed them

S Malik said...

Always here to help :)