Rosemary Cumin Roasted Chickpeas

Rosemary Cumin Roasted Chickpeas

Rosemary cumin roasted chickpeas are a crunchy and delicious snack or appetizer packed with fiber and plant-based protein.

Rosemary Cumin Roasted Chickpeas make a delicious, crunchy, fiber-filled snack or appetizer. They're easy to make and very food allergy-friendly.

Please tell me you’ve tried crispy, crunchy, roasted chickpeas before! They’re the best appetizer/ snack ever! (They also make a fantastic topping for Spiced Sweet Potato Carrot Soup!)

Bonus? They’re super simple. Just open a can of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) and drain then rinse them. I then like to use a clean dish towel or paper towels to pat them dry. Then toss them with some oil and spices on a baking sheet, pop in the oven, and 20-30 minutes later you’ve got beautifully crispy rosemary cumin roasted chickpeas.

I’m totally planning on making a double batch of these roasted chickpeas to serve as a Thanksgiving appetizer for easy snacking while Thanksgiving dinner comes together. (It’s a much more nutritious option than snacking on potato chips!)

This easy Spiced Sweet Potato Carrot Soup is a delicious, vegan harvest soup. It's packed with flavorful, warm spices and is gluten and dairy-free. 

Why are roasted chickpeas such a healthy snack?

  • FIBER! A 1/2 cup of chickpeas has 6g fiber. Fiber is so important for our digestive health, satiety and weight management, lowering cholesterol, blood glucose management, and more!
  • PROTEIN! A 1/2 cup of chickpeas has about 7g plant-based protein. This makes chickpeas an excellent protein option for vegans or vegetarians, or for those looking for a cost-effective protein source.
  • FOLATE! Chickpeas are high in B vitamins, including folate (a 1/2 cup contains roughly 20% your daily folate needs). Folate is essential for brain and nervous system health, cardiovascular health, red blood cell production, and reproductive health. Pregnant women often hear of the importance of folate in pregnancy as it helps reduce the incidence of spina bifida, a type of birth defect.

Honestly, there is so much more to this little legume, but those are my top fave three things about chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans). Besides the fact that they’re so delicious. 😉

Also? You totally don’t have to make these rosemary cumin roasted chickpeas just for Thanksgiving. They’re delicious anytime! My favorite snack lately is slices of fresh honeycrisp apple paired with some of these crunchy little roasted chickpeas. So much yum!

Rosemary Cumin Roasted Chickpeas make a delicious, crunchy, fiber-filled snack or appetizer. They're easy to make and very food allergy-friendly.

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Rosemary Cumin Roasted Chickpeas make a delicious, crunchy, fiber-filled snack or appetizer. They're easy to make and very food allergy-friendly.

Rosemary Cumin Roasted Chickpeas

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 121 kcal

Rosemary cumin roasted chickpeas are a crunchy and delicious snack or appetizer packed with fiber and plant-based protein.

free from: gluten, dairy, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts

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Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp rubbed sage

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. For easier cleanup, line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

  2. Dry off excess moisture from chickpeas by patting them dry with paper towels or a clean dish cloth.
  3. Place chickpeas on the sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil, and top with spices. Use your hands to toss the chickpeas in the spices.
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes until they're dark golden brown and crunchy.
  5. Store leftovers in an airtight container up to one week.

Nutrition Facts
Rosemary Cumin Roasted Chickpeas
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 460mg20%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Rosemary Cumin Roasted Chickpeas make a delicious, crunchy, fiber-filled snack or appetizer. They're easy to make and very food allergy-friendly.

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