Crunchy Spicy Chickpeas

I love salty snacks and one of my weaknesses is potato chips. When Shakira sings, “Hips don’t lie,” she’s talking about those of us whose penchant for potato chips makes our hips tell the truth. So I stay away from the chippy hip-extending carbs and instead look for ways to satisfy my salty cravings with healthy snacks.

Chickpeas are chock full of healthy protein, low in carbs and fit right into any healthy diet plan. Plus, they make a delicious addition to an appetizer buffet.



2 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp. chili powder

2 tsp. roasted garlic (or 1 tsp garlic powder)

1 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper

1 can chickpeas (drained and washed)


Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F

In a bowl add: oil, garlic, chili powder, red pepper, salt and whisk everything well together.

Add the chickpeas and toss to coat.

Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray or use parchment paper.

Spread the chickpeas into a single layer on a baking sheet.

Roast for 25 minutes, then turn the chickpeas and continue roasting for 20 minutes, until nicely browned and slightly crispy.

Alternative: If you like a little sweet with your salt and spice, drizzle some honey over the chickpeas while they are hot.

They taste great tossed in a salad as well.

COVER-CALIBRI_MedThis recipe is from the COOK LIKE A WRITER Cookbook by The Book Posse.

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Moira Keith is also sharing a recipeplease click here to visit her blog as she shares her recipe for Refreshing Salad Stuffed Shells

17 responses to “Crunchy Spicy Chickpeas”

    • Which means you are up late writing up a storm as well? 🙂 I think it’s too late for something salty, but make some of these ahead of time so you can have them ready when the craving strikes. Thanks for popping in.

  1. Selena that sounds good will have to try it and give the recipe to my sister I know she will love it. I can take or leave chips if I buy a bag the last long enough to get stale and then I through them out.

  2. Selena these sound fantastic. I too plan to share the recipe with my sister. She is always looking for great Vegan snacks and this will be right up her alley!

  3. As usual Tasty Tuesday is a winner. I’m not a huge fan of chick peas, but this way in a salad? Sounds great. I love that all these recipes are in Cook Like a Writer. What a great cookbook!

    • Glad you are enjoying the cook book, Pat. Next Tuesday I’ll have a recipe that doesn’t appear in the cook book, but will be tasty as well.

      If you toss these in a salad you may find that you will enjoy them that much more. 🙂

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