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Spicy Roasted Chickpea Snacks

Today I’m celebrating! It’s my blog anniversary. It’s been one year since Letty’s Kitchen went live! Let’s raise our glasses in a toast. Here’s to you my readers, thank you for following me in this adventure–you’re the best. Cheers! May I offer you some spicy roasted chickpea snacks to go with your drink?

Spicy Roasted Chickpea Snacks

These easy to make snacks fall into the bet-you-can’t-eat-just-one category. The chickpeas, aka garbanzo beans, are baked with a little olive oil and kosher salt, until they’re crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I sprinkled them with dukkah spice at the end, the extra I had from the potatoes dukkah I posted a couple of weeks ago. Aren’t they lovely?

If you look back in my archives, you can see I have recipes dating back to June 2009—beginning with the recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette. What’s up with that? A year ago today we moved everything, almost 200 recipes, from my old muffintalk blog, to Letty’s Kitchen, right here, a brand new website! What do you think?

Spicy Roasted Chickpea Snacks

One thing I love about blogging is I can go back to update and revise. Little by little that’s what I’m doing–adding new photos and a fresh voice to my older recipes. This recipe for herb salt from 2012 tells why I like Real Salt so much.  Taste the salt in theses spicy roasted chickpeas we’re munching on. That’s Real Salt. Go ahead, have another handful.

I raise my glass. ¡Salud! To your health!

Wishing you a fabulous week–get in the kitchen and cook something delicious!

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Spicy Roasted Chickpea Snacks
Spicy Roasted Chickpea Snacks
When you first see roasted chickpeas in a snack bowl, you know what they are but you can’t believe you eyes. You have to try them. Your mouth will believe and crave these delightful high protein salty surprises. Serve with drinks, or as to-go snacks.
Author: Letty Flatt
  • 2 cans chickpeas , drained and rinsed (see note)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher Real Salt
  • 3 tablespoons dukkah (see note)
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Place the chickpeas on a kitchen towel and roll them around until there is no moisture on the outside of the beans. I have roasted them wet and they take what seems forever to get crispy, so this drying step is important.
  3. Toss in a bowl with the olive oil and the kosher salt.
  4. Transfer to a baking sheet. Roast for 30 minutes or more minutes, shaking the pan to roll them around about every 10 minutes. When they take on a golden color and have a nice crunch, sprinkle generously with the dukkah and roast another 5 minutes.
Recipe Notes
  • If you don’t have dukkah, the Egyptian nut and spice blend, use 1 ½ times the salt.
  • Roasted chickpeas are best served soon out of the oven—but they’re dang good anytime. If you like more crunch—refresh them again in the oven.


  • Congratulations Letty on your One Year Anniversary!! I love receiving your blog posts and trying the awesome recipes. Reply · 28 November, 2014

    • Letty

      Thanks Maura! Reply · 29 November, 2014

  • kathleen

    I love your blog, congratulations on
    your first year of many!! Reply · 28 November, 2014

    • Letty

      Thanks Kathleen! Reply · 29 November, 2014

  • Congratulations on a terrific first year! I’m sure this would be my favorite way to eat chickpeas. Reply · 28 November, 2014

    • Letty

      Thanks for your support Barbara!!! Reply · 29 November, 2014

  • Letty, congratulations on your first year anniversary…I can’t wait to try the chocolate walnut pie for Christmas….and these chickpeas. xoxxoJeanne Reply · 28 November, 2014

    • Letty

      Thanks for writing! When you make the tart–take a photo–would love to see your success! Reply · 29 November, 2014

  • Congratulations on one year; you are doing it so well. And I love the idea of Dukkah on chickpeas. Reply · 29 November, 2014

    • Letty

      Thanks for your support Kalyn–it means a lot to me. Dukkah is my new fave. Reply · 29 November, 2014

  • Cindy Bopes

    I love trying your healthy recipes! Congratulations on your first year, keep it going. Reply · 29 November, 2014

    • Letty

      Thanks Cindy!!! Reply · 29 November, 2014

  • Mona

    I love your blog and thank you for sharing your works of art with food. Cheers! Reply · 29 November, 2014

    • Letty

      Thanks Mona! Reply · 29 November, 2014

  • Faye

    congrats on your 1 year old! Reply · 29 November, 2014

    • Letty

      Thanks Faye!!! Reply · 29 November, 2014

  • Congratulations on such a milestone! The blogging community is better off with you a part of it! xoxo Reply · 30 November, 2014

    • Letty

      Aww–sweet Kelley! Thanks… Reply · 2 December, 2014

  • Jane Bauer

    Congratulations on 1 year of the new site. I love reading all of the recipes.
    As for Real Salt, It is the best. I was at dinner in Vail last week with my co-workers and I looked at the salt on the table and declared it Real Salt… my co-workers laughed at me thinking I was crazy. I got the last laugh when the waiter identified the salt and gave a great description of it.
    I hope you have a fantastic holiday. Reply · 1 December, 2014

    • Letty

      Thanks Jane! Great Real Salt story–it is Real-ly the best there is! I am so happy to find it in WF bulk bins. Reply · 2 December, 2014

  • Margot C

    I am new to your blog, what I like so far is a lot of emphasis on vegetables at your table. We aren’t vegetarians but we eat a LOT of vegetables. Mindful of the maxim “eat food, not too much, mostly plants”. Reply · 2 December, 2014

    • Letty

      Thanks Margo–Welcome and I’m happy you are following. Love that quote too! Reply · 2 December, 2014

  • sandra

    the recipes Reply · 2 December, 2014

    • Letty

      Thanks Sandra–I’m glad you enjoy what I cook and write about. Reply · 2 December, 2014

  • Deborah Craig

    Letty… look frwrd to seeing you in utah this winter! Deborah from Alaska (Christa’s condo pal) Reply · 3 December, 2014

    • Letty

      Thanks Deborah! Nice to see you here…. Reply · 3 December, 2014

  • Our blog anniversaries (6 for me) are almost the same. I started my blog on Nov 21 (2008 yikes!). GREG Reply · 4 December, 2014

    • Letty

      Congratulations! yikes is right–6 years vs I am just a baby in the blogging world. I love it all–with something new to learn every day…. Reply · 5 December, 2014

  • […] shaking them around every so often. We’re hosting a party on Sunday—I’m going to roast spicy chickpea snacks outdoors, in the grill basket instead if the oven. I know it will work and will keep you posted via […] Reply · 22 July, 2016

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