Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Have Your Salty Snack Without the Guilt!

Don't you hate how traditional salty snack foods—chips, pretzels, popcorn—can completely unravel a perfectly good day of healthy eating? Well, now you can have your salty snack without the guilt!

Teeny-tiny garbanzo beans pack loads of fiber and protein and leave you feeling full, and the heat generated from red chili pepper flakes has been rumored to boost metabolism. Toasted and seasoned, these beans have just enough kick and crunch to satisfy any snack craving!
45 minutes  |  Makes 4 servings
What You Need
  • 1 15-oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed and dried thoroughly

  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tsp fresh black pepper

  • 1 tsp sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1 Tbsp red chili pepper flakes


1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.

2. Pat chickpeas dry with a paper towel. Discard any skins that peel off.

3. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl and add chickpeas. Stir until beans are evenly coated.

4. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 30 to 40 minutes, turning once.

Serve immediately.

Spice Change-up

Looking for a different flavor profile? Simply replace the seasonings. Here are a few ideas we love!

1. Olive oil, coconut sugar and pinch of salt

2. Coconut oil, cinnamon, coconut sugar and salt

3. Olive oil, garlic salt, pepper, rosemary

4. Sesame oil, soy sauce, red chili pepper flakes

What spices are you going to try? Let us know in the comments below!  

Healthy swap

Generally, if a recipe calls for a standard 15-ounce can of beans, you can use 1½ to 2 cups of freshly cooked beans instead.  

About the Author

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