Tired of basic crackers and hummus? Turn the snack game up a notch and roast some chickpeas. This recipe is low fat and chickpeas are naturally packed with protein.

And if you’re on board with the superfood craze, you’re in luck — turmeric is best known for its highly anti-inflammatory properties and being nutrient dense.

#SpoonTip: Feel free to experiment with different spices. This snack can also be made sweet if you’re not a savory snacker (pumpkin-spice is a personal favorite) but swap the olive oil for coconut oil in that case.

Turmeric Roasted Chickpeas

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:40 minutes
  • Total Time:50 minutes
  • Servings:15 ounces
  • Easy


  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon olive or grapeseed oil
  • 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
Photos by Kristine Mahan
  • Step 1

    Open and rinse the can of chickpeas.


  • Step 2

    On a lined baking sheet (parchment, silpat or tinfoil will do) toss chickpeas with olive oil, salt and spices.

    #SpoonTip: Taste one raw and adjust the flavors according to your liking.


  • Step 3

    Bake for 20 minutes. Jiggle the pan to move the chickpeas around and ensure even cooking. Bake another 20 minutes and remove to cool.


  • Step 4

    Store in a container or plastic bag at room temperature if you don’t eat all of them immediately…