Spicy Roasted Cajun Chickpeas are a delicious and healthy snack! These roasted chickpeas are also great on salads and in wraps. Healthy & Delicious.
Growing up in the 80's, chickpeas were something that I only got at salad bars. Usually smothered with ranch dressing and along side a whole lot of cottage cheese.
I am quite certain that they never entered our home.
In fact, now that I think about it, I don't really remember eating a whole lot of beans. Peas, yes. But it wasn't until I was much older that I started making chickpeas (or garbanzo beans), black beans and pinto beans a regular part of my diet.
For a while when Skye was tiny, I had to give them up because they really bothered her stomach.
I'm sure to many of you that sounds crazy, but the truth is that while I eat meat, I very often prefer beans.
During those months, roasted chickpeas (garbanzos) were missed the most.
There are so many different varieties to enjoy. I most often make taco seasoned garbanzos because Alex adores them. (I will post those soon!) Anytime I can get healthy food into my pickiest eater I gotta go for it. These, which can be a bit too spicy for him, are near the top of my list of favorites.
I absolutely adore them in wraps and on salads. Plain garbanzos are just fine in both, but these babies take things up a notch.
One thing to remember is that the heat in cajun seasoning can vary wildly. I most often make my own blend, but if you are working with one you aren't sure how hot is, I recommend starting with one teaspoon, tasting and then adding more to your personal preference.
Spicy Roasted Cajun Chickpeas
- 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas (about 1 can) drained and rinsed
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 3 teaspoons Cajun Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Pat rinsed chickpeas with a clean kitchen towel and place in a large bowl. Add olive oil, cajun seasoning and sea salt. Toss to coat and transfer to a prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
- Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, stirring half way through. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
I've been wanting to try roasted chickpeas for a while. I think this is the recipe I'm going with!
I am roasted chickpea obsessed.
I am definitely gonna try these out!
Let me know how it goes!
I've made these in my air fryer! They come out great! Just be careful when removing for some pop like popcorn. LOL!
So glad they came out well! I will bet they are AMAZING in the air fryer. My air fryer has become my favorite kitchen tool.