You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love crispy, crunchy, and salty chickpeas! These, in particular, are tossed with fragrant and hot Indian spices and toasted to perfection in the oven.
Skip the potato chips and crunch on these babies; they are 100% more flavorful and happen to be a heck of a lot better for you. Add them to a salad, garnish a bowl of soup, or snack on them as is.
Essential Ingredients for Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
- Olive Oil
- Cumin Seeds
- Garlic Powder
- Red Chili Powder
- Smoked Paprika
Evenly Coat the Chickpeas in the Indian Spices
Before tossing the chickpeas into the oven, make sure to toss them in a mixing bowl with olive oil, salt, and the Indian spices. You want to ensure that each chickpea is well coated in each ingredient to guarantee that every bite is as good as the last.
How to Roast Chickpeas
Spread the seasoned chickpeas onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Roast the chickpeas at 425 degrees Fahrenheit (218 degrees Celsius) for 25-30 minutes until crispy!
It is important to note that chickpeas can quickly turn from perfectly crispy to burnt, depending on your oven. Consequently, keep a close eye on the oven, in the last 10 minutes of the roasting process, to avoid burning them.
How to Eat Them
Store the roasted chickpeas in an airtight glass container at room temperature and consume them for up to 2 weeks.
Preheat the Oven
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (218 degrees Celsius).
Toss the Chickpeas in the Spices
- Toss cooked chickpeas with olive oil, smoked paprika, cumin seeds, red chili powder, garlic powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.
Roast the Chickpeas in the Oven for 30 Minutes
- Spread the seasoned chickpeas on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- Bake them for 25 to 30 minutes until crispy.
- Remove them from the oven.
- Serve and enjoy.