Appetizers/ Pasta, Rice, Grains

Roasted Chickpeas with Ginger, Spices & Sesame Seeds – Tasty Snack/Appetizer

These crispy and spicy roasted chickpeas conceal a mouth-watering collection of flavors and make a delicious appetizer. You could make this dish any time of year, and I think they make a wonderful New Years Eve party snack.

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Note: To cook the chickpeas, soak the dried chickpeas overnight in cold water. Drain the chickpeas and put in a saucepan with enough cold water to cover generously. Bring to the boil over a high heat and cook for 10-15 minutes. Drain.

Serves 2-4


  • 2 cups cooked organic chickpeas or 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and completely patted dry 
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • lemon zest from 1/2 lemon
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


Preheat oven to 400F.

In a large bowl combine the chickpeas, oil, spices and salt. Mix well. Place chickpeas in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Bake in the oven for about 20-30 minutes. If you like them very crispy then bake 10 minutes longer. Toss chickpeas few times while baking.

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  • Reply
    Shibi Thomas
    December 27, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Absolutely love this snack!!! They are perfect for anytime.

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    Eric Pepple
    December 27, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Perfect snack for this time of year! Can't wait to try 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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    La Table De Nana
    December 27, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Your bowl is perfect:-)
    I have been perusing chickpeas today having been offered..the cookbook Jerusalem…for Christmas from my friend Nancy..
    Your photos could have easily been in that book Yelena:-)

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    December 28, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Scrumptious! That is something I could eat all the time.



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    December 28, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    These would be wonderful as nibbles with drinks but would be equally as delicious sprinkled over a salad bowl or as part of a nutritious, healing Buddha bowl which I am MOST in need of after too many luxury Christmas Nacho's eaten with too much Christmas booze this year. Cheers for this delicious, simple and wholesome share 🙂

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    M Stin
    May 7, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Love your pictures Yelena!! you are a genious!! thks for this recipe I`m always looking for recipies that my boys will have. Cooking healthy and yummy is not that simple for me!!

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