Zesty Garbanzo Beans with Pistachio Nuts Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Zesty Garbanzo Beans with Pistachio Nuts Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Zesty Garbanzo Beans with Pistachio Nuts

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"If you are looking for a unique and flavorful side dish for just about any meat, this is it! I was never a garbanzo bean fan until I made this amazing, zesty, and impressive recipe!"

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Original recipe makes 4 Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  2. In a bowl, toss the garbanzo beans together with the oil, sea salt, cumin, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Transfer to a shallow casserole dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until garbanzo beans are golden and crisp, approximately 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir in pistachios and thyme, and continue baking an additional 10 minutes, or until beans and pistachios are lightly crispy. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 15, 2004

This was outstanding. I reduced the amount of pistachio nuts(unsalted)to half a cup and put them in the food processor for a rough chop and flavor to go through the dish. I also reduced the salt to 1/2 teaspoon. I had the leftovers the next day, they were great when cold too. Thanks Tensmom.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 15, 2007

I did not enjoy this recipe at all. The cooking time did not seem correct and the beans never got 'crispy'. The flavors of the seasonings were kind of lost. Nothing remarkable about this dish. Next time I have this many garbanzo beans I'll just make hummus.


15 Ratings

Apr 29, 2008

I had to make a few changes to this recipe based on what I had in my kitchen. I used olive oil, red pepper flakes and dried thyme as substitutes. I also added 1 tsp garlic powder. This tastes best after it has cooled.

Aug 25, 2006

I made this without the pistachio nuts as a salad topper. The flavor was excellent without being too overpowering. I liked them salty. They'd make a great snack too. Thanks! There should be more recipes with garbanzo beans/ chick peas.

May 30, 2006

This was very good. It was simple and easy to make. It was on the salty side so I recommend reducing the salt used.

Sep 17, 2009

I absolutely loved this recipe and ate it everyday for lunch both hot and cold. The amount of spice is great and the pistachios are such a good addition!

May 27, 2007

So different and delicious! I halved the cayenne and cumin to make it a little less spicy, but it still had heat.

Apr 28, 2010

I thought that these were really interesting, and I didn't think that I liked Garbanzo beans. Turns out they're pretty good cooked (vs. raw) and I liked the spice blend. Husband thought they were too salty so I'll try omitting that next time.


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  • Calories
  • 563 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58.8 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 30.6 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 13.2 g
  • 53%
  • Protein
  • 17.7 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 1224 mg
  • 49%

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

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