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Spicy Chili Lime Roasted Chickpeas

These chili lime spicy chickpeas make for a great snack or salad topping. You need just 5 minutes of hands on prep and 7 ingredients!

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

I have been seeing variations of this oven roasted spicy chickpeas around for a while. 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.

I loved the crunch of the oven 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 these spicy chickpeas were also Madeline approved, which was possibly the most pleasant surprise of all.

Spicy Chickpeas Ingredients

This roasted chickpeas snack is so simple to make and requires just a handful of ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Canned chickpeas
  • Spices
  • Lime juice
  • Salt

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.

How to Roast Chickpeas

Never made spicy chickpeas before? No problem! It’s so simple.

  1. In a large bowl, combine the seasonings, olive oil, and lime juice.
  2. Add the chickpeas and stir to coat.
  3. Spread the chickpeas over a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  4. Roast the spicy chickpeas until they are browned and crunchy.
  5. Sprinkle with salt, then let cool.
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How to Store Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Once these spicy chickpeas have fully cooled, store them in an air-tight container at room temperature. They’ll stay good up to a week.

Roasted Chickpeas Uses

Spicy chickpeas can be enjoyed so many different ways! A few of my favorite ways to eat these oven roasted chickpeas include:

  • On their own as a snack
  • Atop salads
  • Sprinkled onto soups like croutons
  • On top of grain bowls

Tips for Making Spicy Chickpeas

If you like things really spicy, add up to 1/2 teaspoon of chipotle powder to these roasted chickpeas. You could also add a pinch of cayenne if you’re brave.

Be sure to stir the oven roasted chickpeas once or twice while they’re baking, otherwise they may burn on one side.

Also note that these spicy chickpeas crisp up as they cool. So don’t panic if they seem too soft when you first take them out of the oven.

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Spicy Chili Lime Roasted Chickpeas

Yield: serves 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These Spicy Chili Lime Roasted Chickpeas are a satisfying, yet healthy, crunchy snack.

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the seasonings, olive oil, and lime juice.
  4. Add the chickpeas to the mixture and gently stir to coat.
  5. Spread the seasoned chickpeas on the parchment lined baking pan in a single layer.
  6. 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.
  7. Watch them during the last few minutes to avoid burning.
  8. Sprinkle with salt, to taste, if desired.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 77Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 2g

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Leslie

Friday 7th of December 2018

Do you have to refrigerate them after cooking if not all are eaten?

Katie

Sunday 9th of December 2018

I do not.

Al Martinez

Wednesday 6th of July 2016

Hi, We have them on a pizza. after draining,rinsing and drying, add to fry pan with a tablespoon of oil. 1 can covers a medium pizza. This is so good I have even volunteered this to local pizza restaurants. haven't seen them on the menu. But they are so good, especially if they burst during baking. Flavorful!

Sara

Monday 24th of February 2014

Hello! Do you have to peel/skin the chickpeas? Ty

Katie

Tuesday 4th of March 2014

No, I did not peel them.

Allison

Monday 3rd of February 2014

I normally opt for a handful of nuts when I really need a snack. These roasted chickpeas sound so good though! Making a batch tomorrow . . . or tonight if I get hungry enough.

Natalie @ Paper & Birch

Monday 3rd of February 2014

My go to healthy snack is an apple. Mostly because it's quick! These look great. I'm gonna make them for the guys poker game this week. :)