Roasted Harissa-Spiced Chickpeas Recipe

harissa chickpeas
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD
Total Time: 30 min
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Servings: 6 (1/4 cup each)

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

78 calories
3g fat
10g carbs
4g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 (1/4 cup each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 78
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 4g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 119mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Do you ever finish a snack and feel hungry only 30 minutes later? Adding protein and fiber to your snack routine will help you stay full and energized longer. Many savory snacks, like potato chips and pretzels, lack these nutrients, and they are often very high in sodium.

Chickpeas may help boost your nutritional status. Research shows that people who eat chickpeas have higher nutrient intakes of dietary fiber, polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, folate, magnesium, potassium, and iron than those who don't. Eating chickpeas regularly may aid in weight management, glucose and insulin regulation, and improve some markers of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Crispy, roasted chickpeas are a delicious alternative to help you satisfy your crunchy cravings without all the salt and with much more nutrition. These chickpeas are flavored with spicy, smoky harissa seasoning and peanut oil for lots of savory flavors.


  • 1 can (15 oz.) no added salt chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp. peanut oil
  • 3 tsp. harissa seasoning


  1. Heat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

  2. Dry the chickpeas with paper towels as well as you can. Add chickpeas to a bowl and toss with peanut oil. Spread evenly over the baking sheet in a single layer.

  3. Roast chickpeas for 20 to 25 minutes or until crispy. Remove from oven and place chickpeas back into a bowl.

  4. Toss with harissa seasoning until evenly coated. Spread back onto a baking sheet to cool.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

If you don’t have peanut oil, use olive, avocado, or canola oil.

You can spice these chickpeas up with any other seasonings that you prefer, but choose spices with no added salt to keep them blood pressure friendly.

Cooking and Serving Tips

  • Dry chickpeas as well as you can to help them get crispy.
  • They can be made ahead of time and pre-portioned on a Sunday to provide you with a week’s worth of healthy snacks to have on hand.
  • You can also add these chickpeas to salads and soups as a substitute for croutons.
  • Store roasted chickpeas in a sealed glass container at room temperature for a couple of days, or store in a parchment bag with paper towel so they stay crispy.

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  1. Wallace TC, Murray R, Zelman KM. The Nutritional Value and Health Benefits of Chickpeas and Hummus. Nutrients. 2016;8(12):766. Published 2016 Nov 29. doi:10.3390/nu8120766