Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

September 24, 2021 in


Happy Friday!

Today I wanted to share with you the new favorite snack food at our house.  Savory roasted chickpeas (aka Garbanzo beans).  This recipe is adapted from one in Gordon Ramsey's "Healthy, Lean and Fit" ORDER THAT BOOK HERE

Last month while we were on vacation, we ate at Hell's Kitchen. Oh. My. Gawd, to say it was amazing would be an understatement. 

When we were there, I HAD to get a souvenir (I got two, the book and a chefs coat).  Gordon's cookbook was what I got. In that cookbook there was a recipe for roasted chicpeas. I've tweaked it a bit for our tastes. I had to share it with you guys here.

The health benefits of chickpeas cannot be denied. READ HERE if you are unfamiliar with how beneficial these lil guys are.

Chad and I now eat these like popcorn. I put them on top of my salad in lieu of croutons. The protein in these make my salad so much more filling. Hunger stays at bay much longer.

I put these out on the chartcuterie board when we are having guests. They are the prefect accompaniment as they are far lower in carbs than crackers.  Okay, with no further ado


  • 32 Ounce can of chicpeas
  • 2.5 TBS Olive Oil
  • 1 TSP each of sea salt & cracked black pepper
  • 1 TSP Garlic powder
  • 1 TSP of Onion Powder
  • 1 TSP of smoked paprika 
  • 1 TBS Cayenne Pepper (optional)


  • Drain and rinse chickpeas from can. Lay them out flat on the counter on absorbent paper towels. Gently pat them as dry as you can. Leave them layout out flat for 15-30 minutes to continue to dry them. Do not skip this step. In order to get these to be crispy & crunchy, you need to get them as dry as possible. 
  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, spread the chickpeas out evenly.
  • Top with olive oil and spices. 
  • Place in over, every 10-12 minutes, use a wooden spoon to move them around so that they will roast evenly. Do this for roughly 30 minutes.
  • For the last 10 minutes, kick the oven up to 400
  • Once they are finished, enjoy! Wait until they are cooled fully before putting them into any type of food storage.


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