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 Year’s Eve party snack.

Roasted Chickpeas with Ginger, Spices & Sesame Seeds

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Serves: 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.


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 high heat and cook for 10-15 minutes. Drain.

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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.



  • Reply
    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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