Chickpea Nibbles Roasted

Chickpea Snack – effortless and healthy

A while back, one of my dearest friends asked me to post some healthy snack recipes. I am not really one for snacking, so it took me a while to come up with something. But I finally discovered a fabulously tasty, easy and above all healthy snack: Roasted Chickpeas

When you bite into these chickpeas, it is almost like biting into a nut ….but then the center is much softer and a little chewy. Very moreish! ….and the fact that you are eating healthy legumes means that you really should have another hand-full ….

I also discovered that roasted chickpeas are a typical snack in Ethiopia. (Traditionally they are roasted in a pan without any spices.) And have to say, these chickpeas go as well with a cold beer as they work as an appetizer for an Ethiopia feast (ok, that is all not quite traditional, but very tasty nonetheless).


(from ‘This Chick Cooks’)

1 can chick peas (garbanzo beans) or about 300g cooked beans
1 ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp salt
½ tsp paprika
¼ tsp cumin
pinch of cayenne
optional: ½ tsp garlic powder



  1. Preheat oven to 200C (400F).
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until the chick peas are evenly coated.
  3. Spread chickpeas on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes. Stir and continue baking for another 10-15 min, until crispy.



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