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bowl of crispy roasted chickpeas with 2 glasses of beer and fresh thyme

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas


These Crispy Roasted Chickpeas will rock your world. With only five ingredients these little babies are ready in just 25 minutes and come in at just 128 calories per serving! Bonus that they are gluten free, nut free, diary free and vegan, too!



1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme or 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves

1/8 teaspoon kosher or sea salt

Zest of 1/2 orange (about 1/2 teaspoon)


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Spread the chickpeas on a clean kitchen towel, and rub gently until dry.

Spread the chickpeas on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with the thyme and salt. Using a microplane or citrus zester, zest half of the orange over the chickpeas. Mix well using your hands.

Bake for 10 minutes, then give the baking sheet a quick shake. (Do not remove the baking sheet from the oven). Bake for 10 minutes more. Taste the chickpeas (carefully). If they are golden, but need to be crispier, bake for 3 minutes more.


Change up the flavor combination of this fun snack. Try 1/4 teaspoon each of cumin and lime zest or try 1/4 teaspoon each of curry powder and ginger. Serena’s favorite combo is 1/4 teaspoon each of unsweetened cocoa power and smoked paprika.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: snack
  • Method: roasting
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 128
  • Sodium: 299 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Keywords: chickpeas, snack, nut-free, gluten-free, vegan, 5 ingredients, 30 minutes or less

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