Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 20 mins

Posting this for ZWT 2006, this takes the common chickpea and makes it into a spicy snack food.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rinse chickpeas in colander; drain well, shaking to remove as much water as possible.
  3. Combine chickpeas, olive oil, salt and pepper in baking pan large enough to hold chickpeas in a single layer.
  4. Bake 15 minutes or until chickpeas begin to brown, shaking pan twice to brown evenly.
  5. Add chili powder and cayenne to taste; bake an additional 5 minutes or until dark golden-red.
  6. Serve with lime wedges.
Most Helpful

Dee-lishious!!! I LOVED these! Made recipe exactly as written except for the oven temp. I was roasting broccoli at 450 degrees so I roasted the chicke peas at that temp for 15 minutes and they were perfect!! Will make time and again. Thanks for the awesome keeper, Janet!!

KPD May 22, 2007

This was a unique way to make chick peas! I added these to my taco salad. My chick peas got very crispy (I kept taste testing as they cooked) but I found I liked them in between, that the more crispy they got, the drier they got, too. This is a personal preference. I also used a lot less of the spices and added a few sprigs of fresh rosemary. Thanks Janet, for the innovative recipe. Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado February 11, 2007

Too spicy for me.

groffja September 13, 2006