Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

a bowl of roasted chickpeas and the spices used making them
Prep Time: 
45 minutes
Number of Servings: 
4 Servings


  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed and dried thoroughly
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 12 tsp cumin
  • 12 tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp red chili pepper flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Pat chickpeas dry with a paper towel. Discard any skins that peel off.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl and add chickpeas. Stir until beans are evenly coated.
  4. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 30 to 40 minutes, turning once.
  5. Serve immediately.


  • Teeny-tiny garbanzo beans pack loads of fiber and protein and leave you feeling full.
  • The heat generated from red chili pepper flakes has been rumored to boost metabolism.
Nutrition Info: 
416 Calories, 22 g Protein, 68 g Carbohydrates, 12 g Total sugars (0 g Added sugars), 13 g Fiber, 8 g Total fat (1 g sat), 258 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Folate, ★★★★ Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B6, ★★★ Phosphorus, ★★ Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), K, Potassium


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