Roasted Chickpeas

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Serves: 1

Chickpeas are an incredibly versatile food, and this recipe is both simple and quick to prepare. They are nutritious, delicious, and extremely filling, so they can be added to other meals to make them even more satisfying. They make a great hiking snack, gym snack, or road trip snack!

Chickpeas are high-protein and high-fiber, and they’re rich with minerals. That high mineral content means they’re associated with healthier bones. Their high nutrient density and pleasant flavor have made chickpeas a staple in many world cultures, notably India, and are the most commonly consumed pulse on the planet.

They’re also quite inexpensive and commonly available, with canned chickpeas costing less than a dollar at most grocery stores.

Alex: These chickpeas changed my world. After I changed my diet, I was trying to find some kind of comfort food, and I was struggling. These chickpeas gave me my answer. This recipe is still my go-to snack and meal enhancer after six years.


  • 15 ounces chickpeas (1 standard can)
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas. (Alex: I usually do this right in the can, filling it with water and then draining it through my fingers. I suppose you could also use a strainer, if you’re so inclined!)
  3. Take a baking pan and spread the chickpeas evenly over a layer of tinfoil or parchment paper.
  4. Evenly distribute the seasonings over the chickpeas.
  5. Cook for 30 minutes, or until they start becoming crispy.

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