Taco Seasoned Roasted Chickpeas

These Taco Seasoned Roasted Chickpeas are quick, easy, and oh-so tasty! We absolutely adore them as a salad topper or as a vegetarian taco filling!

Taco Seasoned Roasted Chickpeas

After realizing just how often I make these crispy chickpeas, I decided it was time to update the photos for this post.

Because I love a good laugh (and laughing at myself is inevitable) here is the original photo from the recipe I published back in Spring of 2012:

Taco-Style Chickpeas: quick, easy, and oh-so tasty, you'll ADORE these crispy roasted chickpeas! Great as a salad topper or as a vegetarian taco filling!

Yowza! It’s honestly not my worst work either, but pretty darn atrocious all the same. What was I thinking with that doll-sized salad? I would have to eat fifty of those to call it a meal. And that placemat… WOOF! Let’s get back to basics and let these crispity crunchity chickpeas shine in the spotlight.

They’re FANTASTIC and ready for their close up!

Roasted Taco Chickpeas Recipe Collage

Scrumptious Serving Suggestions for Taco Chickpeas

The opportunities to introduce these bad boys to your face are endless! Really!

Taco Roasted Chickpeas

Crispy Taco Seasoned Roasted Chickpeas

As written, these are on the slightly spicy side. I wasn’t reaching for a glass of water to chug, but my tastebuds were definitely tingling from these zesty chickpeas. For a mild version, swap out the cayenne for sweet paprika.

Want them nice and spicy? Give them a taste after the initial seasoning then add as much cayenne as your spice-loving heart desires, yo!

These crispy taco chickpeas are super easy to customize and fantastic every which way!

Taco Seasoned Roasted Chickpeas
5 from 3 votes

Crispy Taco Seasoned Roasted Chickpeas

These Taco Seasoned Roasted Chickpeas are quick, easy, and oh-so tasty! We absolutely adore them as a salad topper or as a vegetarian taco filling!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword aco Seasoned Roasted Chickpeas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 129 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 15 oz can chickpeas
  • 1 TBSP avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Grab a can of garbanzo beans. Rinse, drain, and pat dry.
  3. Lay spaced out on a baking sheet and drizzle with avocado oil or olive oil and sea salt.
  4. Set timer for 25 minutes, toss em in the oven, and walk away.

  5. Remove from oven, toss withΒ cayenne, cumin,Β chili powder and garlic powder and allow to cool.
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Adjust cayenne pepper to taste based on heat preference. For mild chickpeas, use sweet paprika in place of the spicy cayenne.

Nutrition facts below are an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.Β 

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Taco Seasoned Roasted Chickpeas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 450mg20%
Potassium 171mg5%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try these tasty taco seasoned roasted chickpeas, let me know!

You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

See? Totally quick and easy!

Today is one of my crazier days this week, which is a huge deal since I spend most of Paul’s deployment sleeping between Skype dates.  On today’s agenda is spin class, grocery shopping, and flailing around zumba followed by dinner and a movie.

*ahem* dinner and HUNGER GAMES!!!

I can’t wait!

Is anyone else nerding-out and seeing the movie tonight at midnight with me for the premiere?

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  • Missie M

    I love, love, love roasted chick peas. I’m going to try this one ASAP. I have started cooking them in my airfryer instead of roasting, absolutely delish!

    • So excited for you to try them! I need to get myself an air fryer!

  • Meagen Brosius

    5 stars
    Roasting chickpeas is one of my favorite things to do. SO tasty but I never would have thought of this flavor combo. SO delicious, thanks for this delicious recipe.

  • Shiho

    5 stars
    Thank you for the recipe. Now I see those in packets at the shop and was wondering how to make it. I love roasted chick peas.

  • mmmm that would rock!

  • 5 stars
    Quick recipe, i love them because they save my time on busy days, thanks for a new one for my collection.

  • yay!!!! hope you looove it!

  • shannon @ a periodic table

    what a great idea for a fast (and too busy to think about it) lunch or dinner! Love this idea, and am so trying it this weekend. 

  • What a fun, terrific recipe!  I am gonna have to break down and see this movie.  Would you believe I have no idea what it’s about?

  • Kiri W.

    Beautiful! I love roasted chickpeas, but taco seasoning is a new one πŸ™‚

  • omg girl go see it stat!!!!! I need a HG gabfest! =)

  • I recently adopted a love (read: obsession) for chickpeas! Def will be doing this one. And as you know I am a HG nerd. Can’t wait until we can talk about it! πŸ™‚

  • Guacamole is one my favorite foods and chickpeas are my favorite bean. You have me drooling over here!

  • Kimberly Bright

    Hot dang, these look good1 

  • So…I’ve never actually done the whole roasted chickpea thing. But I’ve been craving Mexican lately…so perhaps this weekend? πŸ™‚

  • ooooo, so delicious!!! This is getting pinned right now πŸ™‚

  • YUM! I made  recipe similar to this but I didn’t serve it taco-salad style… what a great idea though! πŸ™‚

  • Kat @ Journey to 100

    I LOVE zumba!  I wish I was seeing hunger games, but sadly I have to work til 2am, so I’m going on Saturday! I can’t wait!

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

    I freaking love chick peas!

  • I really wish I was seeing the movie at midnight tonight!  Think I could sneak out and be back before my kids even know?

  • Sprint2theTable

    I used to do these ALL the time!  Must make them again soon.  I used garam masala and some other spices… I think really similar to yours.  We need to have a chickpea roast off when we hang out. πŸ™‚

  • Cat Tan

    I fekking love chickpeas.

  • Robyn :)

    I am heading to Kansas city tomorrow so no midnight movie for me πŸ™‚  And as excited I am that Hunger Games opens tomorrow I waiting to see it.  This is one movie hubby and i agree on wanting to see and we will be going when the theatres are hopefully less crowded πŸ˜‰

    I am looking forward to making this recipe.  I am trying to eat primarily vegetarian with only the occasional meat, poultry or fish.

  • I want to eat this right now!!!! that is a busy day, but a day with zumba is always a good day πŸ™‚ enjoy the movie!!!

  • I’ve always thought of frying garbanzo beans but this sounds better!


  • Mmm. Chickpeas are so versatile. Who knew!?!

  • Lauren

    i lovee this! Sounds so good πŸ™‚

  • Emily

    Yum! One of my favorite vegan restaurants actually has a chickpea taco dish that I’ve been dying to recreate. This sounds like the perfect recipe for it! 
    Enjoy the movie! I can’t wait to hear how you like it. (:

  • Great recipe!  These would be awesome paired with just about anything.  Especially a taco salad!  Yum!

  • Stephsbitebybite

    What a great idea this is!! I never thought to flavor chickpeas before

  • Shirley

    I am hoping that we can get tickets to go see the movie Saturday night. I hope the movie is as good as the book 

  • Perfect!! I love roasted chickpeas. I make curried chickpeas to snack on all the time! But this is genius because I love making veggie taco salads! Would be a nice alternative to using Boca Meatless crumbles for a change πŸ™‚

  • CrunchyCreamySweet

    This just might be a way to make my Hubs eat chickpeas!! Yay! You are brilliant! Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Namitha

    Love love chickpeas and yes, in salads too. This looks too good to resist πŸ™‚

  • If I can find someone to go with me at midnight I will!!

  • Love this recipe and I just so happen to have some chickpeas that need to be used!

    Ahhh Hunger Games! I am just finishing up the last book of the series (s0 good!) and then will see the movie πŸ™‚

  • I have made these for chickpea tacos before, so good!

  • These chickpeas look so very delicious.  I haven’t yet tried them outside of hummus, but I think taco style would definitely be to my liking.
    I hope you enjoy your movie and dinner!

  • YUM!! I love some great chick peas! I’m still reading Hunger Games or else I would be right there with you at midnight! Enjoy your crazy busy day, chicka pea!  

  • Yay!!! I’ll keep you posted! <3

  • TheMrsatSuccessAlongtheWeigh

    That looks SO good and I’m feeling mexican food today anyway.  Ole!

  • Yum! I’ve been wanting to try roasted chickpeas and I LOVE any Mexi-inspired meals! That salad is going to be my lunch at work next week…and guac is a definite side πŸ™‚

    Have fun at the movie – let us know if you loved it! I’m hoping we can go maybe next weekend!

  • HUNGER GAMES!!!! So excited!! πŸ™‚

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