Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Crunchy, spicy, taco seasoned Roasted Chickpeas make a delicious snack!

Crunchy, taco seasoned Spicy Roasted Chickpeas make a great snack idea! Full of fiber which keeps you satisfied longer!

I love it when a healthy snack fills me up. I mean, I love carrots and grapes, but they just don’t make me full! And nuts? Love them too but I can’t seem to eat just one servings’ worth (which is what, 6 nuts?).

But chickpeas? They are so good. Not only in hummus, but as a crunchy roasted snack. Have you ever roasted your veggies for dinner? It makes them sweeter and delicious. I love to roast my chickpeas to the ultimate crunch, almost till they are burnt! I don’t like any “chew” to be left in them. Sprinkling them with taco seasoning makes them all the more addictive. And, like I said, they are filling too. Thanks to all the fiber I can eat a serving of these and feel satisfied.

Just like with hummus, I prefer to peel my chickpeas.  If you don’t, you’ll find the skins come off in the oven, and they take all the good seasoning with them! This is a great job for little hands to help!

What kind of healthy snacks do you choose to eat?

Crunchy, taco seasoned Spicy Roasted Chickpeas make a great snack idea! Full of fiber which keeps you satisfied longer!

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas


  • 2 cans (15oz each) garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 heaping Tbsp taco seasoning


  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Peel by pinching the skins off each chickpea. In a large bowl, add chickpeas, olive oil and taco seasoning. Mix completely and pour onto a large, foil lined, baking sheet.
  2. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 30-40 minutes. Stir every ten minutes. Remove and cool completely. Best eaten on day one! Store in an airtight container if desired.

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Crunchy, taco seasoned Spicy Roasted Chickpeas make a great snack idea! Full of fiber which keeps you satisfied longer!

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38 comments on “Spicy Roasted Chickpeas”

  1. These look like a great healthy snack. I didn’t realize before that chickpeas had shells. You learn something new everyday.

  2. Yum Aimee! I love roasted chickapeas, I don’t have luck making them, they always turn out soft. Love the taco seasoning on them! That is sooooooo perfect!!

    • My tip for roasting chickpeas is to overcook them, until they are really browned. I like them crunchy!! It also depends on the size of the chickpeas…some are really large and some are tiny! Adjust your cooking time based on the size of the chickpea.

  3. Yum! We love roasted chick peas too. Great tip to peel them first so the seasoning isn’t lost!

  4. Mommy G

    After all the excesses of Christmas these sound amazing, thanks!


  5. I’ve never roasted chickpeas, but I can’t wait to try these. I need a good filling snack.

  6. These crunchy beans look so good. Pass the bowl, please! Pinned.

  7. I LOVE roasted chick peas. Such a quick and easy, but super healthy snack! I usually just use olive oil and salt, and the taco seasoning sounds to-die-for. Great idea!

  8. Another chick-pea lover—yay! Thanks for sharing…pining this one for sure!

    I am a parenting/food blogger and find myself pinning yourself over and over! Love the inspiration on this site!

  9. Ooh, taco flavored chickpeas? Yum! I really really like chickpeas! Um, I didn’t know you could peel them … who knew? 🙂 Definitely good to know!

  10. I love this idea! I have never roasted chick peas before, but am trying it today! Stay warm! Pinning now!

  11. I am so with you – I just couldn’t eat carrot sticks every day!! My toddler devoured the roasted chickpeas I made this weekend! Love your spin!

  12. Love crunchy spicy snacks like these — I am a snacker, so they are a MUST!!

  13. I love this healthy snack! Roasted chickpeas are so delicious & doing a taco, spicy flavor is a great idea!

  14. It’s funny I’ve had roasted chick peas on my mind all day! This is perfect 🙂 I can’t wait to use this recipe.

  15. Oh yum! I have never, ever heard of roasted chickpeas until this year! And yours look so delicious, I think I’m going to have to give them a try!

  16. I have not had luck roasting chickpeas. Maybe I will try your tip and roast them until they are browned. I want them to work! They would be a great snack!

  17. Belinda

    Good tip is to rub the chickpeas in a kitchen towel before seasoning and baking…

  18. I love the roasted chickpeas too, and I have been frustrated that some of them are soggy. Thanks for the helpful insights here. I didn’t know I should peel them first! I will try them one more time. They say 3rd time is a charm. 🙂

  19. Sara Mae

    I didn’t realize till I got home that the chickpeas were low sodium. Does this mean I shouldn’t add salt till I can taste them? I’m just so tired of ruining dishes because I don’t realize some things come already salted ha! 🙂

  20. Dee2

    I was so excited to make these but they didn’t get crunchy

  21. SoundofSnow

    One tip for getting these crunchy is once you remove the skins – DRY DRY DRY!!! Seriously – use papertowels and get ALL the moisture off of them and they should then turn out nice and crunchy. Don’t worry – the spice will still adhere to them – the more wet they are going in the oven the mushier they turn out

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  25. Thanks for this easy recipe. I’ve been meaning to find a seasoned chick pea recipe rather than buying the pre-made store snacks (which are a bit expensive). This recipe makes a ton of baked chick peas for about $5, I’m guessing.

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