Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpeas

Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpeas

Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpeas are a crunchy, salty snack that’s also good for you.

Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpeas
Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpeas

The Versatile Chickpea

Chickpeas are a pantry staple for me. This versatile legume is great for soups,  stews, curries, (like this Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry),  salads, ( like this Sweet potato Quinoa Chickpea Salad)  and of course hummus ( Roasted Beet Hummus, or Pumpkin Hummus) Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are used in cuisines all over the world, but especially in India, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.

Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpeas
Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpeas

Chickpea Nutrition

These are one of those snacks that make it hard to stop munching. Which is totally OK, because these are low in fat and calories. And they are high in fibre, protein, and important vitamins and minerals. Especially, iron, phosphate, calcium and magnesium. Chickpeas are nutrition super stars.  Here’s some more thorough info: The Benefits of Chickpeas . So you can skip the chips and  feel good about cozying up with a bowl of roasted chickpeas for your next movie night.

Spiced Lemon Roasted Chicpeas
Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas have a satisfying crunch, which makes them perfect as a gluten-free crouton for topping salads and creamy soups. They are also perfect for putting out as a cocktail snack for gatherings, or a tasty addition to a cheese board.

Canned vs Dried Chickpeas

I’m using canned chickpeas for this recipe, because it’s just easy. And there is no nutritional difference between canned and dried chickpeas. So having some cans in the pantry means there’s always a good source of plant-based protein for any recipe.

Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpeas
Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpeas

Easy, Chickpeasy

The best thing about these lemon roasted chickpeas is how easy they are to make. Just toss them in a small bit of oil and salt, then roast them in the oven until they get golden and crunchy. Then you can toss them again with whatever spices you like. This recipe is easily doubled, which I recommend, since they won’t last long.

Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpeas
Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpeas

How to Make Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpeas

5 from 8 votes
Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpeas
Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpeas
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Toss some chickpeas in spices, lemon juice and a little oil, then roast them in the oven for a crunchy, delicious and healthy snack.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Snacks
Servings: 24 tbsp
Calories: 34 kcal
Author: Colleen
Ingredients
  • 12 oz chickpeas (1 can) drained & rinsed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

  3. Blot chickpeas dry with paper towels. The goal is to remove as much moisture as possible.

  4. In a bowl, toss chickpeas with olive oil and salt

  5. Spread chickpeas in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet

  6. Bake in center of oven for 30 minutes, shaking the pan every ten minutes

  7. In a bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, garlic powder, turmeric powder, and paprika. Whisk in lemon juice to form a paste.

  8. Remove chickpeas from the oven, transfer them to the bowl with the spice paste, and toss. Return to the baking sheet and put back in the oven for 5 minutes

  9. Remove from oven and allow chickpeas to cool 

  10. Enjoy

Nutrition Facts
Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpeas
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 34 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 47mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpea
Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpea
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20 thoughts on “Spiced Lemon Roasted Chickpeas

  1. I always have chickpeas in the house. This sounds like a delicious and healthy snack. Eating these throughout the day instead of cookies or other unhealthy options is a great alternative. Used on salads or as casserole toppings too.

  2. I have a random can of chickpeas in my cupboard that I haven’t known what to do with for ages! This wonderful snack sounds perfect and I’ll bet my kids are going to enjoy them too. Love the flavors you seasoned the roasted chickpeas with.

  3. These roasted chickpeas look amazing! I have yet to try making them on my own, though I have had them before. Delicious!

  4. Roasted chickpeas are such a healthy snack that even my kids love. I usually mix the spices in before roasting, but I’m going to try adding them after next time I make them like you do in your recipe. I wonder if it makes a bigger flavour punch? These look great!!

  5. This sounds delicious! I absolutely love snacking on crispy roasted chickpeas and I’m always looking for more ways to flavor them. I’ve never thought to go with lemon! I’m excited!

    1. Hey Dana! Since you are already a fan of this awesome snack, I think you’ll love them with lemon. It’s perfect with so many salads and soups, too.

  6. Hi Colleen, I am a sucker for chick pea snacks, and this is a spice / flavour combo I have not come across before. Can’t wait to try it! Great tips, by the way! Best regards, Diane | Kitchen Bliss | FBC

  7. Yum! I haven’t quite perfected my roasted chick pea recipe and this looks right up my alley! I’m totally going to give these a go, I love these flavours too. Beautiful recipe, Colleen!

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