Simple Savory Snack: Roasted Chickpeas

simple savory snack: roasted chickpeas

Samina Qureshi is the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and owner of Wholesome Start. Her nutrition practice is based in Houston, Texas and she provides virtual nutrition counseling sessions to clients across the country. Schedule your FREE 15-minute nutrition session today!

It's finally fall which means it's less than 90F in Houston. We don't get to enjoy the changing seasons as much as other states but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate the weather change with some fall food favorites. As soon as the weather gets a little "cooler" it's time for me to fire up the oven and begin roasting everything in sight. I love making simple snacks that satisfy my cravings for something salty, crunchy, and savory! One of the simplest savory snacks you can make is roasted chickpeas.

RD Tip: This roasted chickpea recipe is a great balanced snack because it provides you with a combination of fiber, carbohydrates, healthy fats, and protein to help keep you full and satisfied! This snack is also a great option for my gluten-dairy-sugar-free and vegan and vegetarian friends.


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Don't you want to enjoy a handful of this savory snack? Follow the pictures below for step by step directions or see the recipe card below! 

Rinse Chickpeas

Rinse canned chickpeas thoroughly to remove excess sodium! Preheat oven to 375 F.

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Season chickpeas with avocado oil, salt, pepper, herbs and spices to taste. I like using garlic and cayenne pepper for a little kick!

Roast chickpeas in oven

Carefully place seasoned chickpeas in the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes. I probably should have been wearing oven mits... Check on them to see if they have reached your desired texture/crunchiness. Baking time may vary! 

Simple Savory Snack Roasted Chickpeas

Some of mine got a little too crispy in the oven but I don't mind. Let them cool down for at least 10 minutes. Enjoy a handful or two of this fiber packed savory snack! Pack them into ziplock baggies for easy grab n go snacks you can keep in your purse or in your office drawer! 

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These simple savory snacks also make a great DIY holiday gift for family and friends! Now that the holidays are just around the corner this would be a delicious affordable gift to share with your loved ones or bring to a holiday party. 

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Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas
Wholesome Start, LLC
A simple wholesome snack that will satisfy your cravings for something salty, crunchy, and savory!
  • 2 cans Chickpeas
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Avocado Oil
Preheat the oven to 375 FRinse and drain chickpeasAdd chickpeas to a mixing bowl and mix in seasonings and oilPlace seasoned chickpeas onto a baking sheetRoast in the oven for 35-45 minutes. Check on them at the 30 minute mark. If they are not ready, continue to bake them at 10 minute increments until they are slightly golden brown and are crunchy. Enjoy!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 3-4

Let me know how your Roasted Chickpeas turned out by posting a picture of it in the comment section below! Be sure to use the hashtag #WholesomeStartRD so I can share your picture on my social media accounts and encourage others to fill their plates with a variety of nutrient rich foods.

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