Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are a fantastic little legume. They are packed with protein and vitamins, with one cup yielding 36 grams of protein and more than half of your daily iron needs! Chickpeas are truly an amazing addition to any diet, but especially a plant based one. Snacking is something we all love to do throughout the day, so turning chickpeas into a snack easily adds way more nutrition into our diets. These 10 crunchy, crispy, spiced chickpea recipes are delicious and healthy snacks that you don’t have to worry about eating too much of! Check out these recipes and more on the Food Monster App!

1. Crunchy Pumpkin Roasted Chickpeas

Crunchy Pumpkin Roasted Chickpeas

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The perfect snack to satisfy that craving for crunch, these Crunchy Pumpkin Roasted Chickpeas by Kat Condon are super simple to make and make a great high fiber, protein packed snack! Naturally gluten-free and vegan. To achieve perfectly crispy chickpeas, make sure to dry them really well, add the seasonings after roasting them instead of before, roast them at 350°F, and store them in a glass container. You can put them on oatmeal, yogurt, salads, soup, and so much more. The options are endless! You have to make these Pumpkin Roasted Chickpeas––they’re the perfect snack!

2. Spicy Fried Chickpeas

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These Spicy Fried Chickpeas by Nita Ragoonanan the perfect snack – protein packed, have a bit of a kick and are so filling!

3. Maple Za’atar Roasted Chickpeas

Maple Za’atar Roasted Chickpeas

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The crunch of chickpeas give the impression that the legumes are deep-fried, but they are often dry roasted and dusted with salt and seasonings. Za’atar is a tantalizing blend of tangy sumac, earthy white sesame, and fragrant thyme. Experiment with other spices in this recipe – turmeric and cayenne or cinnamon and maple are wonderful. Try these Maple Za’atar Roasted Chickpeas by Kanchan Koya PhD!

4. Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas

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These Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas by Wendy Irene are quick, easy, and only contain 3 ingredients! They’re a great on salads, in sandwiches, or eaten as a snack on their own. They’re also healthy because beans are a super food. They are rich in protein, fiber, and antioxidants. According to some, they may aid in disease prevention too! These buffalo chickpeas are one of many creative ways to add beans to your diet.

5. Roasted Spicy Chickpeas

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Roasted Spicy Chickpeas by Mireille Aikman  make one great snack. You only need to know the right balance of flavors and I guarantee you that you will make this every time you like to eat a snack. Ready to learn how you can make roasted spicy chickpeas? Lets get started!

6. Herb Roasted Chickpeas

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Crunchy, flavorful and filling! These crispy Herb Roasted Chickpeas by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD are great as a snack, sprinkled over a salad or used to top roasted veggies. They travel well and are a healthy alternative to your typical snack foods – chips, crackers, etc.

7. Oven Roasted Chickpeas

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These Oven Roasted Chickpeas by Christina Bedetta are a delicious way to get some protein in during the day. They’re easy to make, fun to eat, and a perfect on-the-go snack! One of our favorite ways to enjoy chickpeas is roasting them with some tasty spices for a crunchy, healthy snack or salad topper. Experiment with various different flavorings here; you really can’t go wrong! They will keep in an airtight container for storage after roasting, but they truly are best (and addictive) fresh out of the oven. You might want to make an extra batch because these oven roasted chickpeas won’t last long!

8. Crispy Crockpot Chickpeas

Crispy Crockpot Chickpeas [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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These Crispy Crockpot Chickpeas by Maggie Jones are so addictive! They’re similar in texture to corn nuts but with all natural ingredients. This flavoring is spicy lemon cumin, but they’d be great with finely ground dried Harissa, Creole seasoning, or even cinnamon and sugar.

9. Stragalia: Greek Toasted Chickpeas

Toasted Chickpeas (Stragalia/Στραγάλια) [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Stragalia are a delicious, nutritious, totally addictive snack and so simple to make! With coriander and fennel seeds, fresh ground black pepper, sea salt and garlic – this recipe is the perfect combination of traditional Greek spices. These Greek Toasted Chickpeas by Kiki Vagianos fantastic on-the-go option for work or school too! The secret to getting crunchy, nutty good bites every time? A very hot oven!

10. Roasted Chickpeas With Chipotle and Lime

Roasted Chickpeas With Chipotle and Lime

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These Roasted Chickpeas With Chipotle and Lime by Karielyn Tillman are a tasty little snack that are really easy to make. They are a healthy replacement for chips or other savory snacks and have lots of fiber and protein. And, you can adjust the amount of chipotle to your preference. This recipe makes enough for 1 – 2 servings, so if you are making it for a crowd, you will need to double or triple the recipe…because they will disappear fast!

Check out all the endless ways there are to cook with chickpeas in our Chickpea Archives!

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