Start with basic roasted chickpeas then kick up the flavor with one these 3 clever variations: buffalo, chili lime and garlic parmesan rosemary.
Looking for a fun new snack for you and your family? Look no further! These roasted chickpeas are the perfect on-the-go snack! They are also great for entertaining! These crispy treats are a healthy alternative to the classic pub mix!
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a great source of protein and fiber. This makes chickpeas a satisfying snack that will tide you over ’til your next meal. They are best known for their role in making hummus, but can also be used in soups, stir fries, and salads. My new favorite way to eat them though is roasted.
Roasted Chickpeas 3 Ways
Roasted chickpeas are so easy to make–all you need is a little salt and olive oil and you are set. (See the recipe at bottom of the blog for Basic Roasted Chickpeas.) Roasted chickpeas are great on their own or spiced up with fun seasonings. Their mild flavor makes them the perfect canvas for a variety of toppings from sweet, salty, and savory to spicy and sour.
Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas
6- 8 Tbsp of your favorite buffalo sauce
¼ tsp salt
After the chickpeas have finished roasting, add 2 Tbsp of buffalo sauce to the chickpeas. Stir to coat. Place back in the oven for 3-4 minutes until the hot sauce has dried. Repeat this step 2 to 3 times, until chickpeas reach desired flavor. Sprinkle with salt. Let cool and store in an air tight container.
Parmesan, Garlic, and Rosemary Roasted Chickpeas
1 tsp chopped garlic
½ tsp chopped fresh rosemary
2 Tbsp shredded parmesan
¼ tsp salt
While the chickpeas are roasting, combine garlic, rosemary, parmesan, and salt in a medium sized bowl. Take chickpeas out of the oven and let cool for a minute. Place the chickpeas in the parmesan mixture and coat well. Spoon the coated chickpeas back on the baking tray. Place back in the oven for 2-5 minutes. This step is not necessary. This just helps the cheese crisp and the toppings stick better. Let cool and store in an air tight container.
Chili Lime Roasted Chickpeas
2 tsp chili powder
½ Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp cumin
While the chickpeas are roasting, combine chili powder, lime juice, cumin, and salt in a medium sized bowl. Take chickpeas out of the oven and let cool for a minute. Place the chickpeas in the chili lime mixture and coat well. Spoon the coated chickpeas back on the baking tray. Place back in the oven for 2-5 minutes. This step is not necessary. This just helps the toppings stick better. Let cool and store in an air tight container.
Have you ever tried roasted chickpeas? If so, what’s your favorite flavor? I’d love to hear from you!
Looking for more snacks!
I’ve got you covered! Check out some of my favorite recipes:
Rosemary Roasted Almonds
No-Cook Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites
50 Nut Free Snacks for School
Spring Veggie Hummus Pots