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Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

Prep Time:

5 Minutes

Cook Time:

30-40 Minutes


1.5 cups



About the Recipe

This is the absolute best roasted chickpeas recipe. The foolproof method results in flavorful, crispy chickpeas that turn out perfectly every time! Delicious on top of Greek Salad!


  • ½ Tablespoon Olive oil

  • Spices (of your choice)

  • 1.5 Cups of Chickpeas


These perfectly seasoned roasted chickpeas are an easy, flavorful and healthy snack.

I also love serving them alongside some of my favorite Mediterranean dishes like this delicious baked falafel, hummus chicken, Greek meatballs, hummus and pita bread, and this tzatziki sauce.

Crispy chickpeas are my favorite way to add more protein and fiber to a meatless salad – especially this greek salad!

Roasted Chickpeas Recipe: Ingredients & Substitutions

These roasted chickpeas are really versatile.

  • Olive oil: Any oil works well in this recipe, my top suggestions are olive oil and avocado oil.

  • Spices: I have included my favorite spice mixture for this recipe – but you can adjust the spices to your liking.

  • Chickpeas. I use canned chickpeas for ease. If cooking your own, you will need 1.5 cups of cooked chickpeas.

How to Roast Chickpeas

I perfected the method to make perfectly crispy chickpeas every single time! Follow the steps and don’t skip any!

Begin by very lightly greasing a baking sheet – preferably with spray olive oil or avocado oil – then set it aside.

Next, drain and thoroughly rinse the chickpeas (if using canned).

Then, thoroughly dry the chickpeas. I suggest turning the drained and rinsed chickpeas onto a paper-towel lined plate and patting them dry. It’s important they are completely dry to achieve maximum crispiness.

While the chickpeas are drying, mix the spices together in a small bowl.

Once the chickpeas have been thoroughly rinsed and dried, bake them “naked” for 15 minutes without any oil or seasoning on them. This way they begin to crisp up before they absorb any of the olive oil.

After 15 minutes, remove the chickpeas from the oven, drizzle ½ Tablespoon olive oil over the chickpeas, and stir until they are evenly coated.

If necessary, slowly add more olive oil until all the chickpeas are lightly coated with olive oil.

Once they are evenly coated with oil, add the spices to the chickpeas and stir until evenly coated.

Then, continue baking in the preheated oven for 10 more minutes before removing them to stir the chickpeas again.

Return the stirred chickpeas to the oven and bake them for an additional 5-10 minutes, until desired crispiness is achieved (a total of 35-40 minutes of baking).

Then, turn off the oven and crack the door so it’s slightly ajar. Let chickpeas cool in the oven to achieve maximum crispiness


I suggest storing these in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. You can freeze them as well, but you will likely need to re-crisp them in the oven after they thaw.

To re-crisp the chickpeas

If you live somewhere humid or your home has moisture in the air, you may need to re-crisp the roasted chickpeas after storing them. To do this, just preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and bake them for 2 to 5 minutes.

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