Easy Roasted chickpeas
Deliciously roasted chickpeas which are a fantastic snack or can be eaten as part of various recipes like soups, salads and sandwiches
As a vegan, it's only natural that I absolutely adore chickpeas. They are the easiest source of protein, as you can add them to just about everything. They are the most common type of bean you can also find at your local store, and it comes in so many different sizes. We especially love ordering a ton of chickpeas cans as we turn them into soups, stews, hummus and more!
Chickpeas are especially great when roasted as you can really enjoy them as a healthy snack. They replace popcorn in our home and we mostly eat them when watching a movie. They are also great for long road trips when we need a great source of protein to keep us going.
If you want crispy chickpeas in a salad, roasting them beforehand it's a great idea. They work so good with kale and lettuce. They are incredibly healthy as well and perfect if you're a beginner vegan who's learning how to transition.
I make chickpeas stew, chickpea hummus, kale and chickpea salad and so much more. I should probably dedicate a whole section here just to chickpea dishes.
How I make roasted chickpeas?
Roasting chickpeas is so incredibly simple. You need canned chickpeas, some olive oil and seasoning.
You should drain and rinse your chickpeas and pat them dry with a towel to remove any excess moisture. This will help speed up the roasting process. Also damp chickpeas won't crisp up very well so it's important to not skip this step.
Spread the chickpeas on a baking sheet without overlapping them. This way they will crisp up easier, better and more uniformly.
Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, then add coriander and paprika. Using your hands, mix the chickpeas until fully covered in seasoning.
Roast in the centre of the oven for 20-30 minutes until golden and crispy. While the chickpeas are still hot, add your nutritional yeast and serve them right away.
You can store any leftovers in a loosely covered bowl at the room temperature.
So simple! Your roasted chickpeas are ready to eat.
Tips for the best-roasted chickpeas
I definitely recommend investing in large and beautiful canned chickpeas. I buy mine online because the local stores don't have large cans. Also larger cans tend to have bigger, more beautiful chickpeas without any loose skin. The idea is to have these gorgeous wholes chickpeas without being broken in parts.
If you have any leftover chickpeas please store them at room temperature. I tried refrigerating them but they become inedible overnight.
Want to really enjoy them as a snack? Add nutritional yeast on them. That cheesy, nutty taste is delicious when combined with roasted chickpeas.
Play with the seasoning to achieve the right one for your taste. Do you like them spicy? Add chilli to them. Want a more interesting Indian flavour? Add masala! Fancy a Middle Eastern snack? Add Za'atar.
This recipe has been developed entirely by Yuzu Bakes. Any resemblance with other recipes is purely coincidental.
- Prep Time: 3 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total: 33 mins
- Serves 4 people
Categories: Baked, Snacks Cusine: American, British, East European, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
How to make deliciously roasted chickpeas that are actually crispy and well seasoned. We mix them with paprika, coriander and nutritional yeast to make it extra tasty. Try it today, it's super easy to make
- 5 cups chickpea
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 2 tbsp coriander powder
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp freshly ground peppercorn
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.
- Pat the chickpeas dry with a kitchen towel.
- Place the chickpeas from a can on top of a baking sheet. Make sure they don't overlap.
- Drizzle with olive oil. Add salt and pepper, paprika and coriander and mix with your hands until the chickpeas are covered in seasoning.
- Bake in the centre of the oven for 25-30 minutes until the chickpeas become golden and crispy on the outside.
- Serve in a bowl with nutritional yeast on top and enjoy.
Total Nutrition Facts
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10 g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 1 g||6%|
|Trans Fat 0 g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 603 mg||26%|
|Total Carbs 62 g||23%|
|Dietary Fiber 19 g||70%|
|Sugar 10 g||20%|
|Protein 22 g||44%|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice
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You can also find roasted chickpeas at any Indian grocery store...
But they are so delicious when you make them in your own home. And cheaper, free of any preservatives too and made to your own taste.
I'm looking forward to replacing popcorn and crisps with your idea of roasted chickpeas. Thanks