Crispy Roasted Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas)

This is a prominent ingredient in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and East Indian dishes such as Hummus and falafels, dips and soup. They have a mild flavor. Garbanzos go well with strong spices like curry powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Try them, you will like them.
Calories 179 kcal
Author Laurie


  • 1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • spice * your favorite (garlic powder, chili powder, Italian seasoning)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drain the can of garbanzo beans in a strainer and rinse with water for a few seconds to clean off the beans.
  2. Lay paper towel on a baking sheet, and spread the beans over. Use another paper towel to gently press and absorb the water on the beans.
  3. Roll the beans around with the paper towel to also remove the thin skin from any of the beans. Discard the skins and the paper towels.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the beans and use your hands or a spatula to toss around and coat. Roast for 30-40 minutes until the beans are a deep golden brown and crunchy. *Use a timer. Make sure that the beans do not burn.
  5. Season with salt and spice blend if you want.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Roasted Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 176mg 7%
Potassium 314mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 4g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 4%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.