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Roasted Chickpeas

Quick and easy oven roasted chickpeas make a delicious snack to serve with drinks or as an indulgence while watching TV. Ditch the crisps or chips and learn how to roast chickpeas for a flavour-packed, guilt-free snack with this amazingly easy recipe.
Servings: 4
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins


  • 1 can of chickpeas - rinsed and drained
  • Olive oil
  • Flavourings – powdered paprika - or use your favourite spices or dried herbs
  • salt & pepper


  • First, heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/Gas Mark 4. Then rinse and drain the chickpeas.
    1 can of chickpeas
  • Drop the drained chickpeas into a large bowl of water, and rub between your hands. Give the water a swirl and the skins will float to the surface. Skim them off and then repeat the process twice.
    Drain the chickpeas again and give the strainer a shake. Then dry by gently rubbing in a tea towel. Pick out any loose skins and discard.
  • Tip the dried chickpeas out onto a baking tray that is large enough to hold them in a single layer. Use more than one tray if you need to. Add the olive oil, spices and seasoning. Then give it all a good shake to coat the chickpeas well.
    Olive oil, Flavourings – powdered paprika, salt & pepper
  • Put in the oven to cook for 20–30 minutes. After the first 10 minutes, take them out and give them a good shake to make sure they cook evenly. Return to the oven.
  • The chickpeas are done when they are golden and crispy on the outside but still slightly soft in the middle. Some may have popped, but that is fine. Remove from the oven
  • If you are using any garlic powder or dried herbs, add them at this point and give them a good mix. Then tip out onto a sheet of kitchen paper to cool and absorb any excess oil before serving.


  • For best results make sure the chickpeas are as dry as you can get them. 
  • Add salt, pepper and single spices at the start of cooking, for more delicate spice blends, herbs and garlic stir in about 10 minutes from the end of cooking. 
  • Once cold store for 2-3 days in a sealed jar.  Re-crisp in the oven if needed. 
Nutritional Information 
  • This recipe is 5 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion 
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Serving: 4servings | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3mg