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Spice Roasted Chickpeas

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These tagine spice roasted chickpeas are a delicious addition to an appetizer board or perfect to enjoy as an afternoon snack.

This crispy snack is high in protein and naturally vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

They pack in loads of flavor in crunchy little bites. They can also be added to a salad (like our roasted chickpea salad) or on top of a veggie soup.

A closeup shot of a bowl of roasted chickpeas.
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Let's be honest, you probably have a can or two of chickpeas in the back of your pantry for canned goods cabinet that just sits around. I always have two or three that I somehow seem to forget about!

This is my number one favorite way to use them because it's dead easy and tastes great. If you love to snack or if you're looking for an easy topping that can be used in place of croutons, you've got to try these.

There are lots of ways to make crispy chickpeas, but I think they really shine when they're well-spiced! The spices you'll use for this are a blend that's traditionally used in tagines (North African meat or vegetable dishes cooked in a clay pot).

Bowls of tagine spices, chickpeas, and olive oil.


  • Chickpeas - You'll use one can of chickpeas for this recipe. You can use any brand, but they should be plain chickpeas (no added spices, salt, etc).
  • Olive Oil - You'll use 1 tablespoon of olive oil. You can also sub this for coconut oil or vegetable oil as well.
  • Paprika - You'll use 1 teaspoon of paprika.
  • Sea Salt - You'll use ½ teaspoon of sea salt or 1 teaspoon of kosher salt.
  • Cumin - You'll use ½ teaspoon of ground cumin.
  • Coriander - You'll use ¼ teaspoon of ground coriander.
  • Cinnamon - You'll use ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
  • Cardamom - You'll use ¼ teaspoon of ground cardamom.
  • Garlic Powder - You'll use ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • Allspice - You'll use ¼ teaspoon of allspice.
A closeup shot of spiced chickpeas on a sheet pan.

Commonly Asked Questions

Why are my roasted chickpeas not crunchy?

Roasted chickpeas can be soggy for two reasons - they either had too much water on them when they started baking or they haven't been baked long enough. To ensure crispy chickpeas, fully dry your chickpeas before adding oil or spices to them and bake them till they seem almost brittle.

What's the best way to store roasted chickpeas?

You should store roasted chickpeas in a cool, dry place (pantry or countertop) in an airtight container.

Can you store roasted chickpeas in the refrigerator?

Don't store your roasted chickpeas in the refrigerator - it will unfortunately make them mushy!

How long do roasted chickpeas keep?

Oven-roasted chickpeas are best when they are hot and straight out of the oven, but they can be stored for up to one week.

If the chickpeas seem too chewy, you can re-roast them for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F to crisp them up again.

How should I use roasted chickpeas?

You can eat roasted chickpeas as a snack, add them to a salad, use them on an appetizer board, or use them as a garnish on hummus or other dips.

Are roasted chickpeas good for you?

Yes! Chickpeas are high in fiber and are a great source of plant-based protein. They're a healthy way to enjoy snacking.

An overhead shot of chickpeas on a sheet pan with a large spoon.

More Chickpea Recipes to Try

If you love chickpeas, check out some of our other favorite recipes!

A closeup shot of a bowl of roasted chickpeas.

Tips for Making this Recipe

Cooking Tips - If your chickpeas are still mushy after 30 minutes of roasting time, give them 3 to 5 more minutes in the oven.

Recommended Tools - I highly recommend using a rimmed baking sheet for this recipe - it keeps the chickpeas from rolling off your sheet while you're moving them in and out of the oven.

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Yield: 4 servings

Spice Roasted Chickpeas

Spice Roasted Chickpeas

These tagine spice roasted chickpeas are a delicious addition to an appetizer board or as a travel snack.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lay the chickpeas out on a paper towel and thoroughly dry them. Toss with the tablespoon of olive oil and then lay them flat in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake the chickpeas for 25 minutes.
  4. Combine the paprika, sea salt, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, and garlic powder in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Remove the chickpeas from the oven and toss with the spices.
  6. Return the chickpeas to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until they are very crispy.

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 566mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 6g

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