These Roasted Chickpeas are our Favorite Party Snack
“Healthy” and “bar snack” may not seem like words that belong in the same sentence, but these deliciously crunchy chickpeas go down as easy as potato chips, with far more nutritional bona fides (hello protein and fiber). Roasting the beans makes them help-I-can’t-stop-eating-these crisp, but when you’re filling up on a snack as easy, inexpensive, and irresistible as these are, you’ve got no reason to stop.
Roasted Chickpeas with Cumin and Chipotle Recipe
2 cans chickpeas, rinsed (about 30 ounces)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon chipotle powder, optional
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 organic lime, optional
Colander, large bowl, sheet pan, 1 sheet parchment paper
1. Prep and roast the chickpeas
Heat oven to 425°F.
- Rinse the chickpeas. Pat dry with a paper towel or clean kitchen towel, let dry for about an hour.
In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, chili powder, cumin, olive oil, and as much chipotle powder as you like. Season to taste with salt and toss to coat. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chickpea mixture to a parchment paper–lined sheet pan, spreading evenly, and roast, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown and crisp, 45 to 50 minutes.
2. Finish the chickpeas
- Juice the lime, if using.
Transfer the roasted chickpeas to a plate; drizzle as much lime juice as you like over the chickpeas, and season to taste with salt.
Transfer the chickpeas to a bowl and serve while still warm. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Chef Tip: Roasted chickpeas are at their most crisp right out of the oven, as they sit, they’ll soften slightly. If you prefer a crunchy snack, eat them while they’re hot.
Nutrition per serving: Calories: 290, Protein: 12g (24% DV), Fiber: 10g (40% DV), Total Fat: 9g (14% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g, Saturated Fat: 1g (5% DV), Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV), Sodium: 590mg (25% DV), Carbohydrates: 37g (12% DV), Total Sugars: 2g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat.
Bonus recipe—ingredients not included in box.