Crispy Roasted Parmesan Chickpeas

These crispy roasted parmesan chickpeas are a healthy snack loaded with protein, fiber, and a whole lot of deliciousness!

These crispy roasted parmesan chickpeas are a healthy snack loaded with protein, fiber, and a whole lot of deliciousness!

Note to self: please refrain from typing up recipes while under the influence of Paul’s famous mimosas. Or should I call them man-mosas? Is that a thing?

Hold me.

I’m barely functional today but gosh darn it you need this recipe and I intend to keep typing until it’s finished.

Or at least until I fall asleep.

What’s a girl have to do to get a nap around here?!

Anywho! Today I’m insisting you load up a baking sheet with some buttery little chickpeas and roast them into submission, until they’re a perfect combination of crispy, chewy, soft, and nutty… AKA the most addictive legumes of my life.

Crispy Roasted Parmesan Chickpeas

You can season them any which way, makes them a perfect pairing for just about any dish you can come up with. I’m a super huge fan of tossing them with taco seasoning and serving them on top of tacos/tostadas and though

I always intend on topping leafy green salads with these crunchy little nuggets, but I often wind up eating the tray by the handful as a wildly addictive snack! They’re even great with soup! Especially this one.

Today however, we’re tossing our chickpeas in a blend of garlic, oregano, sea salt, and lemon zest with a hearty sprinkling of parmesan cheese. It’s a tad glorious.

Though the parmesan is super duper tasty, you can 110% skip it for dairy-free snackage. Pinky promise they’ll still be delicious.

As a bonus, these bad boys are low-calorie, high-fiber, vegetarian, protein packed, and gloriously gluten-free.

serving suggestion:

These crispity crunchity little chickpeas are amazing on pretty much everything! Serve them up on their own as a snack or sprinkle them on top of soup, salads, soup, or even on top of roasted veggies for a flavorful crunch. I like to think of them as healthy croutons!

Crispy Roasted Parmesan Chickpeas
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Crispy Roasted Parmesan Chickpeas

These crispy roasted parmesan chickpeas are a healthy snack loaded with protein, fiber, and a whole lot of deliciousness!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegetarian
Keyword Roasted Parmesan Chickpeas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 93 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 15 oz canned chickpeas
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBSP finely grated Parmesan cheese (approx. 1/2 oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon  black pepper 

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F
  2. Drain the chickpeas in a colander or sieve and rinse well.
  3. Pat the chickpeas very dry with a clean dishtowel or paper towels. The drier the chickpeas, the crispier your end result. If you have time, leave them to air-dry for a few minutes, and remove any chickpea skins that come off while drying.
  4. Toss the chickpeas with olive oil and salt until all your little chicka-peas are coated, then arrange in an even layer on a baking sheet.  
  5. Roast on the center rack for 20 to 25 minutes until crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. Stir or shake the pan of chickpeas at the 10 minute mark for even crispiness.
  6. While still hot from the oven, toss the chickpeas with the spices and parmesan cheese.
  7. Serve while the chickpeas are still warm and crispy. Enjoy right away. As they cool the crispiness will be replaced by a nutty chewiness which I think is equally awesome. Feel free to try them both ways!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Roasted Parmesan Chickpeas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 382mg17%
Potassium 102mg3%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

adapted from: cooking light 

These crispy roasted parmesan chickpeas are a healthy snack loaded with protein, fiber, and a whole lot of deliciousness!

and because I was feeling a little artsy fartsy with my edits today…

chickpeas á la moody-AF

These crispy roasted parmesan chickpeas are a healthy snack loaded with protein, fiber, and a whole lot of deliciousness!

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  • Kimberli

    5 stars
    Almost speechless (talk in my sleep too)! These are SO delicious…I never know what to do with these besides put them in soup. Mainly so my husband doesn’t know he’s eating them. I’ve always been a fan of chickpeas and now I have one more reason to love them! Can’t wait to try that beautiful and refreshing chickpea salad sandwich!

  • Janel

    Hi, can these be air fried? Thank you!

    • Hi Janel! I don’t see why not! I don’t have an air fryer yet but for sure let me know if you get a chance to try them in it. xo

      • Janel

        They are amazing in the air frier! Thank you!!

        • You’re making me want an air fryer now, haha. Thank you Janel! xo

  • Amanda Livesay

    5 stars
    Omg, I died at man-mosas! My oldest is refusing to eat pretty much all things healthy these days but he will eat these! Love this recipe!

  • 5 stars
    I love these! Perfect on salads!

  • 5 stars
    These look fabulous! Although I’m not sure they would make it into a salad before they are all gone!

    • Thanks Cee! That’s literally my problem 90% of the time — I just eat them right off the pan! 😉

  • APril

    I did this last week for the protein portion of my buddha bowl.

    • Ooh that sounds amazing April! Love a good Buddha bowl!

  • These sound so delicious, the perfect crisp substitute 🙂

    Rachael xx.
    theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

    • Thanks Rachael! Totally crispy! 🙂

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