Roasted chickpeas are very easy to make and you can use it as a snack or as a crispy addition to salads or soups.


  • 3/4 cup canned or cooked chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper


Heat the oven to 400°F and place an oven rack in the middle of the oven. Rinse and drain the chickpeas then coat it with olive oil and salt. Roast chickpeas for 20 to 30 minutes and stir every 10 minutes. They are done when golden, dry and crispy on the outside but soft in the middle. Sprinkle cayenne pepper and other spices of your choice (chili powder, curry powder, fresh herbs like rosemary or lemon zest) over the chickpeas when still warm.