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Roasted Chickpeas: Seasoned, Salt and Vinegar, and BBQ

This will be the foundation of your plant-forward cooking.

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So you’re incorporating more plants into your diet and you need something simple to get you started? Got it. Introducing seasoned roasted chickpeas—the foundation of your plant-forward. Use them to top your salad or grain bowls or to make our Dill Chickpea Spread. With just garlic, pepper, and salt they’re ready to eat any time of the day and easy enough to make when you’ve got less than an hour to do some cooking. Here’s the thing to remember about roasting chickpeas: timing changes their texture pretty dramatically. They’re still creamy after 15 minutes in the oven, but they grow crispier and crunchier the longer you cook them. For meal prepping and using them in other dishes, 15 to 20 minutes is the sweet spot. If you’re craving roasted chickpeas that eat like a delicious crispy, crunchy snack, have a look at our chickpea roasting guide for all the details.

Roasted Chickpeas: Seasoned, Salt and Vinegar, and BBQ

This will be the foundation of your plant-forward cooking.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    Seasoned Chickpeas

    • 2 14-16 ounce cans chickpeas
    • ¼ cup avocado oil
    • 1 tsp garlic powder (or granulated garlic)
    • 1 tsp kosher salt
    • ¼ to ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
    • ¼ to ½ tsp cayenne pepper, optional

    Salt and Vinegar Chickpeas

    • 1 recipe Seasoned chickpeas (above)
    • 2 tsp citric acid, depending on desired tartness

    BBQ Chickpeas

    • 1 recipe Seasoned chickpeas (above)
    • 1 heaping Tbsp BBQ spice mix (Trader Joe's preferred)
    • Your favorite BBQ sauce

    Instructions
     

    HOW TO MAKE IT

      Seasoned Chickpeas

      • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Prepare a sheet pan with sides lined with parchment paper to prevent sticking or use a well-seasoned cast iron pan.
      • Strain chickpeas and rinse until foaminess subsides. In a large mixing bowl add the oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and cayenne, if using. Stir to combine. Add the strained chickpeas and toss until coated.
      • Spread mixture onto the sheet pan or cast iron pan in one layer. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes. The chickpeas will have a lightly crisp exterior and firm, yet creamy interior.
      • Roasted chickpeas stay fresh for up to 7 days stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

      Variations

        Salt and Vinegar Chickpeas

        • Follow the directions above by adding the citric acid and vinegar to the mixing bowl. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, tossing frequently the last 5 minutes of cooking to prevent any burning.

        BBQ Chickpeas

        • Follow the directions above by adding the BBQ seasoning and omitting the salt from the mixing bowl. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, tossing frequently the last 5 minutes of cooking to prevent any burning. Drizzle with your favorite BBQ sauce before serving.
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