Crispy Chickpeas

Make your chickpeas more exciting for a delicious snack.


By Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN


Looking for a new healthy snack or a way to add some satisfying crunch to other dishes in a healthier way? These crispy chickpeas, which are packed with filling fiber and protein, are a delicious way to mix things up. Enjoy them on their own as a healthy snack or toss into a salad or grain dish. They also make a great, gluten-free alternative to croutons and an allergy-friendly substitute for nuts.

The best part? They’re super-easy to make.

Crispy Chickpeas


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

¼ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Toss chickpeas with olive oil and spices.

2. Spread chickpeas on a baking sheet and roast at 400 degrees F until crispy, about 35 minutes. Shake pan a few times to prevent sticking.

3. To serve, enjoy as a snack or toss into a salad, or use as a topping for soup.

Makes about 2 cups

Cooked chickpeas can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information per ½-cup serving (nutrient analysis via USDA My Recipe Supertracker:

Calories: 161

Protein: 7 grams

Total Carbohydrate: 22 grams

Fiber: 6 grams

Fat: 6 grams (1 gram sasturated)

Added Sugar: 0 grams

Sodium: 320 milligrams

Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian, health coach, and writer with a passion for helping others experience a happier, calmer life and a balanced relationship with food. For those in need of some healthy-eating inspiration, Jess created five day's worth of delicious make-ahead lunches to make it even easier to eat well on a busy day. For more information on Jess, check out her website and follow her on InstagramTwitterFacebook and Pinterest.