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Crunchy Spiced Chickpeas Recipe
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Chef John's Crunchy Spiced Chickpeas
Roasted chickpeas with cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper. See more
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Crunchy Spiced Chickpeas

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"There's a Mexican joint Michele and I go to once in a while that serves a complimentary bowl of spicy, fried chickpeas when you sit down to eat. It's a very nice touch, and a periodic reminder of what a great, highly-addictive snack this is. As in, only make single batches at a time, because you will eat everything you make. Season with any combination of spices that you like."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 day 1 hr 10 mins


  1. Place chickpeas in a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand for 24 hours. Drain and dry on paper towels.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Pour chickpeas into a baking dish; drizzle olive oil over the top and season with cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Stir to coat chickpeas.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 20 minutes, until crispy and fragrant, about 1 hour. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Mar 31, 2015

Yum! We added a bit more of the spices, a sprinkle instead of a pinch,and had to use cajun seasoning since I was out of cayenne pepper. We also added a bit of salt after trying them. Very good.


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  • Calories
  • 243 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.6 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 8.8 g
  • 35%
  • Protein
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 51 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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