Have you roasted chickpeas yet?

Oh good God, if you haven’t, then you are truly missing out. If savory foods such as chips are your thing, but you’d rather snack on something with more nutritional value, then roasted chickpeas are the bee’s knees.

We’re clearly obsessed with chickpeas.

Interestingly enough, they are legumes and can be traced back nearly 7000 years! What?!? Move over grains, chickpeas are one of the best, trendiest, and nutrient rich foods out there. One of the cool things about this hip little legume, is that they’re an incredible source of protein, but combined with rice, they become a complete protein (containing all 9 of the essential amino acids).

Chickpeas are amazing! You can roast them, fry them, cook them in stews, blend them in hummus, mash them (check out our Vegan Mashed Chickpea Sandwich) and you can even add them to desserts. Versatility leaves no chickpea behind.

And, better yet, adding chickpeas to your diet adding some pretty awesome health benefits, such as:

  • Fiber, which helps with elimination and supports your digestive system
  • Antioxidants, which are vital for cardiovascular support
  • Protein + fiber combo, which works wonders on balancing blood sugars

Our favourite part is that chickpeas have been shown to help with satiety, and portion control, and managing hunger cues, making them an essential health tool for weight management.

So, if you want to get in on the chickpea action, these spicy, nutty, cheesy, garlicky little gems are the perfect snack, salad topper or soup crouton.


Chili garlic roasted chickpeas
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Chili Garlic Roasted Chickpeas

This recipe is the perfect alternative to a bag of chips.
Course Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Calories 363 kcal



  1. Preheat oven 375F.
  2. Place chickpeas in large bowl.
  3. Toss all ingredients together.
  4. Place on baking sheet, and cook for about 45-60 minutes until desired texture (cooked long enough will be crunchy).
  5. Toss them around half-way so all sides are cooked.
Nutrition Facts
Chili Garlic Roasted Chickpeas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 1234mg 51%
Potassium 520mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 8.7%
Vitamin C 3.5%
Calcium 7.9%
Iron 19.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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