Craving Chips? Try this Savoury Snack instead!


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My husband was craving chips on Friday night, and it just so happened that earlier in the day I came across a recipe for roasted chick peas, so I gave it a try. It was really easy, and provided a healthy, yummy alternative to potato chips. Chickpeas are a legume, which are high in fibre, protein & vitamins and low in fat, and you can make this snack with any combo of spices & herbs that you like! I adapted the recipe from Anja’s Food for Thought.

Savoury Roasted Chick Peas 

1, 15 oz. can organic, BPA-free chickpeas, drain & rinse
2 tbsp. grapeseed oil
1 tsp. pink salt
½ tsp. cumin
½ tsp. paprika
½ tsp. cayenne


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Spread rinsed chickpeas out on a paper towel and pat dry. In a bowl, combine chickpeas with grapeseed oil until well coated.

In a separate bowl, combine the spices & salt until well mixed.

Sprinkle spice mixture onto chickpeas; stirring continuously so spices are evenly distributed.

Spread onto baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 25-35 minutes (stirring once after 15 minutes) or until crunchy.

Chickpeas will keep for 2 weeks in an air-tight container in the fridge.

Eat as a snack on their own, or sprinkle on top of a salad for some added protein, fibre and crunch!


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2 Responses to Craving Chips? Try this Savoury Snack instead!

  1. Erica October 19, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    I’ve been meaning to make these, thanks Lauren!


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