Roasted Chickpeas

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This roasted chickpeas recipe offers a deliciously addictive alternative to croutons. 

Roasted Chickpea Recipe

Coated in a variety of health supportive spices and roasted to perfection, you’ll probably end up popping quite a few of these in your mouth before you put them on your salad. 

You can cook them longer for an even drier, crispier texture, however, I prefer this sort of in-between state, when they are still a bit soft in the center. 


Chickpeas: A delicious plant-based protein that is particularly beneficial for digestive health…they contain up to 75% insoluble fiber, so that what goes in, will e out if you catch my drift. If you’re feeling a little backed up, try adding more chickpeas to your diet. 

Turmeric: One of the most studied spices, turmeric is noted in numerous scientific studies to show anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, and anticancer activity. 

Cumin: Cumin not only adds flavor, it supports healthy digestion. It contains a variety of potent antioxidants as well as iron. 

Paprika: While made from a pepper, paprika is more sweet than spicy. and provides over 20% of your daily Vitamin A needs per teaspoon. 

Cayenne: Any sort of hot chile pepper, including cayenne, supports the metabolism and may aid in fat burn.  

Interested in the health benefits of foods? You’ll likely LOVE my Ultimate Grocery Store Guide, which not only provides the key benefits of dozens of spices and vegetables, it teaches you how to choose the best tasting and most nutritious varieties of each!

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas
Spicy, savory roasted chickpeas, perfect to use as a more nutritious replacement for croutons.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 1 1/2 cups of chickpeas (1 can)
  2. 2 tsp olive oil
  3. 1 tsp turmeric
  4. 1 tsp cumin
  5. 1 tsp garlic powder
  6. 1 tsp paprika
  7. 1 tsp cayenne or chipotle powder (optional)
  8. pink salt, to taste
  9. black pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix chickpeas, oil, and spices (you can add salt and black pepper to taste) until well coated.
  3. Lay chickpeas out flat on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, give the pan a shake to move everything around, then bake for another 10-15 minutes.
  1. You can pre-make a large batch of these and use throughout the week. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Adapted from Oh She Glows
Adapted from Oh She Glows

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