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Smoky Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Roastesmoky Chickpeas spilling from bowl

For super smoky and crispy roasted chickpeas, look no further! These roasted chickpeas are the perfect combination between delicious and nutritious. They are super crunchy, and have a ton of flavour! Plus, this is a completely wholesome snack that you can feel good about eating.

This recipe consists of only 4 ingredients. It is very simple to make, and requires little to no prep work! If you can open a can of chickpeas, you can do this!

Roasted Chickpeas in bowl

So, if I haven’t mentioned before, I have a weakness for salty treats. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but when it comes to salty chips or crackers, I’m all for it. Well, in the interest of healthy eating, I of course, needed to add another healthy, savoury snack to my menu. To be completely honest, I wasn’t totally sure I was going to like these! It’s not like I’ve never heard of roasting chickpeas before. I just never had any interest to try making some.

Well, I’m glad I finally did! These are so flavourful, crispy, and delicious!

The method couldn’t be simpler! Just open a can of chickpeas and rinse them off in your kitchen sink. I’m sure you could opt for cooked chickpeas as well. But in the interest of time, canned is just too easy.

Rinsing Chickpeas in sink

Then let them dry slightly on a dish towel. Or pat them dry if you’re in a rush. If you see any skins coming off, you may remove them, but otherwise, don’t worry about it.

Chickpeas drying on dish towel

Then, in a small bowl toss your chickpeas with the olive oil and seasonings, and spread them in a single layer on your baking sheet.

Chickpeas on baking sheet

Bake and enjoy! šŸ™‚

This delicious snack can be eaten alone, or use it to top your salads and soups.

Roasted Chickpeas spilling out of bowl

Want more healthy and delicious snack ideas?

Try these Sweet & Spicy Baked Plantain Chips or these amazing Rosemary & Olive Oil Protein Crackers.

Roastesmoky Chickpeas spilling from bowl

Smoky Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
For super smoky and super crunchy, roasted chickpeas, look no further! This easy to make snack is a perfect combo of healthy and delicious!
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  • 1 13.5 oz can chickpeas drained & rinsed
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • After rinsing your chickpeas, lay them on a dry, clean dish towel and pat them dry, or let them sit for about 10 minutes to let air dry. (They do not need to be completely dry, just not wet.)
  • In a small bowl, toss the chickpeas with the olive oil and seasonings to ensure they are evenly coated. Then spread in a single layer on your prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, shaking your tray every 10 minutes to ensure even baking.
  • Serve warm.


As the chickpeas cool they will lose some of their crispiness, so these are best served warm. However, they still taste great once cooled.
Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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