Chili Lime Roasted Chickpeas
I have seen these roasted chickpeas around for a while and they have intrigued me to make them for a healthy snack. I landed on the right flavor combination with these Chili Lime Roasted Chickpeas. A little bit salty, a little bit spicy, and then the fresh lime zest peaks through. This is the perfect mix of spices for me, I could not stop eating these. I like them as much as I like the recipe for Parmesan Kale Chips that I have made many times.
When I was doing my research on roasting chickpeas I had seen a few recipes mention that peeling them is the best. Okay, I am into trying that. I painstakingly peeled each chickpea! Well, it wasn’t that bad really and quite relaxing. The end outcome was consistently perfectly crunchy chickpeas. Okay, that worked well but what if you don’t want to do that, will they still turn out as good?
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So, I made another batch and just simply rinsed them, patted them dry like I did the first time. I then picked through to remove any loose skins and plunked them on the cookie sheet. That was infinity easier. The end outcome was good too but some of them weren’t as crunchy as when you remove the skins but still delicious and munchable! So I leave it up to you which way you would like to take this. See what works for you and what you enjoy in the end!!
With the skins on they take longer to bake by about 10 min. The chickpeas stay nice and crunchy for days with the skins off. If you keep the skins on or off I would recommend eating them while they are still warm out of the oven and finishing them up. It is not a hardship, they are very delicious. I will be making these scrumptious little morsels again very soon and serving them to friends also!
Chili Lime Roasted Chickpeas
- 1 - (19 oz.) can chickpeas, rinsed, drained and dried in paper towels
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1 lime zested
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- Peel chickpeas if desired for extra crunchiness or just remove any loose skins.
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Place the chickpeas on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle beans with olive oil. Stir with a wooden spoon. Bake for 30 min. with no skins or 40-45 min. with skins on. Remove from oven.
- Mix the rest of the ingredients together and sprinkle over the chickpeas. Serve warm or store in an airtight container. Skinned chickpeas will stay crunchy longer, up to 3 days.
Comments & Reviews
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Yummo! I love roasting chickpeas. You can put pretty much anything on them for an awesome little snack.
The last time I try to make chickpeas it did not turn out well, so I definitely need to try this recipe I’ll because this looks so good. I am pretty sure I’ll have better luck with a recipe like this than what I did before.
Bill Sweeney says
These sound delicious. I actually snack on chickpeas all the time. I would love to make these and keep them on hand for when I’m on the go.
robin rue says
These would go over big in my house! I can’t wait to try your recipe!
I have never had chickpeas before. I saw them at the store a few times, but I never bought them as I wasn’t sure what I would make with them. This recipe looks tasty, and now it makes me want to get chickpeas when I’m at the store this weekend.
This recipe sounds awesome. Chili and lime go with just about everything, especially in Texas. I haven’t used chickpeas in too many recipes, but this one sounds fantastic
Liz Mays says
This is such an awesome way to prepare chickpeas! I love chickpeas and it will be fun to have a new way to use them.
Jen Temcio says
YAY!!! 1.) I absolutely love chickpeas 2.) I am starving right now 3.) I have everything to go make these!!!! Thank you 🙂
Those look like a tastey and healthy snack idea.
this looks like it would make an amazing snack. Such flavor and easy to make.
Claudia Krusch says
These Chili Lime Roasted Chickpeas look amazing. I am always looking for new snack recipes to try. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some this weekend.
I have been wanting to try these as well. This looks like a good recipe to start with.
Dawn McAlexander says
Chili lime makes for some good flavor. I would love to try these. I am thinking they would be fantastic. Of course, I love chick peas anyway.
Dawn Lopez says
Chili and lime is one of my favorite flavor combos so this recipe is right up my alley! I think this would be an awesome snack on the go for a busy day.
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
This sounds like an amazing snack! I love chickpeas so I’m definitely trying this!
Those look delicious! I’ve never tried roasted chickpeas before. I think I’ll be making these this week!
Michelle Waller says
I have never tried a roasted chickpea before. Your recipe sounds delicious and a must try!
Donna Ward says
CHILI LIME ROASTED CHICKPEAS – really sound different and interesting – Looks like a fun recipe and I didn’t know so much about Chickpeas
Raina sharma says
These are very tasty and what an easy snack! I made mine in a toaster oven at 350 in about half the time listed. Also the amount of dry seasonings looked very scant so I doubled the salt, chili powder, and cumin. Good decision!
Tara Noland says
So glad you liked them!!