These Spicy Garlic Thyme Roasted Chickpeas are a healthy, crunchy snack you won’t be able to get enough of! Perfect for snacking on by themselves, using as a salad topper, or adding crunch to your favorite soup recipe.

These Spicy Garlic Thyme Roasted Chickpeas are a healthy, tasty snack you won't be able to get enough of!

I’m a crunchy girl. Some people prefer soups and stews and softer foods. While I love those too, I’m always looking for ways to add some crunch. Which means I am a through and through crispy chickpea girl. I’ll toss them onto my favorite salad recipes like this kale chickpea salad and this all-time greatest vegan Caesar salad.

I also love using them as a garnish on my favorite creamy soups, like this creamy vegan butternut squash soup and this cauliflower leek soup. It adds the perfect level of crunch, and they’ll soften a little bit as they sink into the delicious soup.

They even make a fabulous crunchy addition to a vegetable side dish. They’ll be so good mixed into my favorite broccoli recipe ever, or topping off my charred tahini cauliflower recipe for some extra protein and crunch.

These Spicy Garlic Thyme Roasted Chickpeas are a healthy, tasty snack you won't be able to get enough of!

They’re addictive, full of flavor, crunchy, and delicious. Crispy chickpeas are full of fiber and nutrients, so they’re a snack that will leave you feeling satiated. These were primarily made for my sister Shaina who is gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free, so these are great for the severely restricted diet people. She really enjoyed them!

Crispy chickpea ingredients:

  • Chickpeas: we use 2 cans of canned chickpeas for this recipe, you can halve the recipe to just use one can if preferred. Drain and rinse before using.
  • Olive Oil: to help crunch up the chickpeas! You can sub avocado oil too if preferred.
  • Garlic: a couple fresh garlic cloves make these burst with garlic flavor.
  • Dried Thyme: I love the herbaceousness of thyme, but any herb you love will work.
  • Garlic Powder: because double the garlic is never a bad thing!
  • Chili Powder: optional, for a little spice!
  • Salt: I like using sea salt, add it to taste.
These Spicy Garlic Thyme Roasted Chickpeas are a healthy, tasty snack you won't be able to get enough of!

Feel free to play around with the spices as well! Most flavor combos would work, and I really want to make a sweet version soon, so I’ll be posting that as well for you guys to try. I hope you make these soon to ease the holiday sugar rush and enjoy them as much as we did!

How to use crispy roasted chickpeas:

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Spicy Garlic Thyme Roasted Chickpeas

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  • Author: Rachel Conners
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These Spicy Garlic Thyme Roasted Chickpeas are a healthy, crunchy snack you won’t be able to get enough of! Perfect for snacking on by themselves, using as a salad topper, or adding crunch to your favorite soup recipe.


Ingredients

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  • 2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed, drained, and dried very well
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. In a medium saute pan, heat olive oil and garlic until garlic is light brown and toasted. Stir in the chickpeas, coating completely in the olive oil mixture. Stir in the spices.
  2. On a lined baking sheet, spread the chickpea mixture. Bake for 20 minutes. Stir chickpeas. Reduce heat to 375°F and continue baking for another 20 to 30 minutes or until chickpeas are browned and crunchy. This will take longer if your chickpeas weren’t very dry. Enjoy!

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