These Crispy Chickpeas are Great for Lunchboxes

Caitriona Redmond

February 13, 2018

Crispy Chickpeas

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Looking for healthy snacks or lunchbox ideas for your child? 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.

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Chickpeas are a great source of protein and fibre, are very economical and, best of all, they are enormously adaptable! You can add them to soups, stews, salads and curries, blitz them for hummus, or roast them like these crispy chickpeas.

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Crispy Chickpeas


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


  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.

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This recipe, and more, is available on Wholesome Ireland

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These Crispy Chickpeas are Great for Lunchboxes

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Published On: February 13th, 2018 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: April 3rd, 2021 / Tags: , , , /

About the Author: Caitriona Redmond

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Caitriona is a food writer, blogger and author, as well as a mother to 2 boys and a teen stepdaughter. After Caitriona was laid off during the recession, with her family budget getting smaller she found herself facing a shrinking amount of money on a weekly basis to spend on food. She could feed the family on convenience food for the same amount that she had to spend but she chose to cook the best food she could within their tight budget. Her blog is about her, how she manages and the rollercoaster that parenting and living on a tight budget brings.

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