Spicy Chili Lime Roasted Chickpeas

I have been seeing variations of this Spicy Chili Lime Roasted Chickpea Snack around for a while, but it took me until just a few months ago to actually try it for myself. Honestly, I didn’t have very high hopes, but I was pleasantly surprised by this snack.

chili lime roasted chickpea snack

I loved the crunch of the roasted chickpeas, the spicy flavor, and of course the fact that they were a healthy snack. Something that I didn’t feel disturbed appetites before dinner or filled stomachs with empty calories.

I never mind fueling the body with extra servings of things that are good for them. I also loved that Spicy Chili Lime Roasted Chickpeas were also Madeline approved, which was possibly the most pleasant surprise of all.

What are your favorite healthy snacks?

Spicy Chili Lime Roasted Chickpeas

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 - 40 minutes

Ingredients:

2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cans Bush's Reduced Sodium Garbanzo Beans, drained, rinsed and patted dry
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
juice from one lime
salt, to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine the seasonings, olive oil, and lime juice. Add the chickpeas to the mixture and gently stir to coat.

Spread the seasoned chickpeas on the parchment lined baking pan in a single layer. Roast the chickpeas at 425 degrees F for 30 - 40 minutes, or until they are browned and crunchy, checking halfway through and stirring once or twice. Watch them during the last few minutes to avoid burning. Sprinkle with salt, to taste, if desired.

adapted from Roasted Chickpeas

I have an ongoing relationship with Bush’s Beans where I am compensated for my time, however this is a brand that I have always used in my own kitchen and any opinions expressed regarding the product are my own.