Roasted Chickpeas


Roasted Chickpeas

USDA Mixing Bowl
A delicious, crunchy snack without the guilt! Roasted chickpeas are a healthy snack because they are loaded with fiber and protein, and low in fat and calories. Add sweet or savory seasonings to satisfy whatever you are craving!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 120 kcal


  • 1 can (15.5-ounces) chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Drain and rinse chickpeas under running water. Pat dry with a clean towel.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Spread chickpeas evenly over baking sheet.
  • Roast in the oven 30-40 minutes until brown and crispy. Turn and stir every ten minutes or so to avoid burning.
  • Remove from oven and toss with seasoning. See below for suggestions.


Smart Shopping Tips
  • Bulk dried chickpeas are much cheaper than canned. One pound of dried beans will make about 4-5 cans worth of cooked beans. After cooking, store can-size portions in baggies marked with the date in the fridge or freezer.
  • Look for low-sodium canned chickpeas.
Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • You can add any variety of seasonings to create whatever flavor you are in the mood for. Here are a few suggestions:
    • Sweet: honey & cinnamon; maple syrup & pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger)
    • Savory: salt & pepper; garlic powder & Parmesan.
    • “Ranch”: garlic powder, onion powder, dried dill, fresh chives; cumin, paprika & chili powder
    • Spicy: lime juice, chili powder & cayenne; brown sugar & cayenne
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