Chickpea Recipes: Crispy Chickpeas

Looking for good chickpea recipes? These crispy chickpeas are a great alternative to nuts, and ideal for lunchboxes, if your child’s school has a nut ban due to allergies.

Ingredients :Crispy Roasted Chickpeas - Wholesome Ireland - Irish Food & Parenting Blog

  • Tin Chickpeas
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Dried Harissa Spice (or can use quarter teaspoon each of dried cumin, coriander, garlic & paprika instead)

Method :

  1. To make these crispy chickpeas you can soak and cook your own chickpeas but truth be told it’s a bit of a fuss. The quicker version is to take a tin of cooked chickpeas, drain it and then rinse off the chickpeas inside. Pat the chickpeas dry with some kitchen paper.
  2. Preheat your (fan) oven to 190 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray with tinfoil.
  3. Pour your dry chickpeas into a large bowl and add 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil along with a teaspoon of dried harissa spice. Stir well so that the chickpeas are individually coated with the oil and spice.  Pour the contents of the bowl onto your lined baking tray.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Once cooked, remove and leave to cool slightly before eating.

Related Lunchbox recipes : Foccacia Bread Recipe & Healthy Carrot Muffins.

This recipe, and more, is available on Wholesome Ireland.

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  1. Stephanie says:

    Any tips for keeping them crispy/fresh for lunchboxes?