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Roasted Chickpeas

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The perfect snack food for kids is equal parts super crunchy and salty, not too spicy, not too bland, bite-size, but also consumable by the fistful — all of which is why goldfish and their ilk are go-to snacks. Plus: there aren't too many healthy snack ideas quite like them. But there’s one (healthier! homemade!) snack-time winner waiting in the wings: roasted chickpeas…

Healthy snack

Health-wise, chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans) are loaded with fiber, zinc, folate, protein, and a host of other vital nutrients. There’s a reason why this legume is a staple in so many countries — in particular, throughout the Mediterranean and South Asia (India, Pakistan). Crunchy roasted chickpeas are good for vegans, vegetarians, the gluten-free, and omnivores alike. If you dry-roast them, they’re a pretty low-calorie, savory snack as well.

Tasty snack

Taste-wise, chickpeas are a blank slate, kind of like potato chips. They give you the opportunity to play with different flavors to come up with various snack recipes. You can season them with plain sea salt and parmesan cheese, or spice them up with chili powder. The recipe below, for instance, includes smoked paprika (flavor, but no spice!) and garlic powder, but the possibilities are more or less endless. Buffalo chickpeas! Curried chickpeas! Shawarma chickpeas! Wherever it is your taste buds hail from — be it somewhere in Asia, Mexico, or the American South — there’s bound to be a roasted chickpea recipe that tastes like home. Even sweet tooths can get their due, with a cinnamon-and-sugar treatment, or even chocolate.

Practical snack

Practicality-wise, roasted chickpeas have a serious edge on almost anything that comes in a bag — no crumbs. And other than dry or canned chickpeas, chances are you have all the ingredients you need on hand already. So get roasting chickpeas. Your children will thank you—just as soon as they finish their new favorite after-school snack.

And you, dear parent, can also get in on the action. More adult flavors — truffle roasted chickpeas, anyone? — can transform a great snack into an almost sophisticated pairing for cocktail hour, or an interesting new texture in your go-to salad.

Chickpeas, they’re not just for hummus anymore.

Here’s a basic recipe for roasted chickpeas, adapted from How Sweet It Is. Adapt at will.

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  • 2 cups chickpeas (dried and cooked or two 15-oz. cans, skins removed)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (table salt is fine)
  • 1/16 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/16 teaspoon garlic powder
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    1. Preheat oven to 425º F
    2. Pat dry chickpeas with a paper towel. They should be completely dry (and be sure to remove any loose skins)
    3. Toss chickpeas with olive oil, add seasonings and toss again to coat
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium31% DV750mg
    Fat5% DV3.5g
    Protein10% DV5g
    Carbs8% DV23g
    Fiber16% DV4g
    Calories140Calories from Fat25
    Total Fat3.5g5%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat25
    Total Carbohydrate23g8%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Yummly User a month ago
    Great recipe, The spicing possibilities are endless. Took a batch to a TV rugby game with buddies in South Africa (no live rugby due COVID) they disappeared faster than any of the other snacks on offer!
    Yummly User a month ago
    will continue to make.
    Yummly User a month ago
    Very good. I was skeptical about the smoked paprika but it tasted quite good and the recipe was really easy.
    Yummly User 2 months ago
    Would rather have just strained & eaten the chickpeas as is. Gross texture, waste of time :)
    Yummly User 2 months ago
    Quick, easy and delicious way to use up all those cans of chickpeas I bought pre COVID Apocalypse..
    Yummly User 2 months ago
    tasty but does take time to get the skins off
    Yummly User 2 months ago
    Some burnt and it needed more salt (I used kosher salt)
    Yummly User 3 months ago
    i didn’t have as much chickpeas so i just put less seasoning
    Yummly User 3 months ago
    So crunchy and tasty!!
    Yummly User 3 months ago
    alright but i would definitely recommend adding salt
    Yummly User 3 months ago
    Good I will make it again
    Yummly User 3 months ago
    It's a great dish, very tasty
    Yummly User 4 months ago
    delicious! Would definitely make again
    Yummly User 4 months ago
    Really good! Just more seasoning.
    Yummly User 4 months ago
    crunchy amd flavorful, just double the seasoning
    Yummly User 4 months ago
    They were ok, a little bland.
    Yummly User 4 months ago
    ok, they're quite dry in the mouth
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    so good!! we will definitely have this often.
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    very delicious and super easy to make. perfect healthy snack!
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    Cook time was a little too long but great flavor. I will make again
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    Cooking time was too long for 220 degrees Celsius.
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    I’ll season more generously next time
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    Yummly! Used paprika and some cayenne pepper. Will definitely make again!
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    Delicious. Easy to change the spices to make whatever flavour you want!
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    Really good, omitted cayenne D used smoked paprika instead. Roasted for 40 min and just a few were burnt.
    Yummly User 7 months ago
    Perfect, convenient snack! I can imagine changing the spices to whatever I want each time: curry, cumin, cayenne, dill...The possibilities are endless for this wholesome snack.
    Yummly User 7 months ago
    The recipe is simple and somewhat good, but i definitely advised to specify how to get rid of the skin. Seasoning needs more flavor and longer cooking time. Overall, its a good recipe and absolutely recommend this to parents.
    Yummly User 7 months ago
    these are one of the families favourite snacks to make, super easy, and full of flavour!
    Yummly User 7 months ago
    So I cooked the chickpeas in the oven will taste tomorrow. The smell is so full of aromas that make your taste buds droll
    Yummly User 7 months ago
    I removed all the skins, time consuming but worth it. Used sea salt, lemon pepper, smoked paprika and extra virgin oil.