Healthy Snack Idea: Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas

A cheesy and high protein snack

  • Author: Healthy Happy Mama
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 65 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon (~ 1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan


  1. After you have rinsed and drained your chickpeas, spread them out on a paper towel to dry.  Allow to dry about 15 minutes.  Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  In a medium bowl, mix together olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, rosemary, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and parmesan until everything is well mixed.  Add the chickpeas and gently stir to coat.  You will probably have a few loose skins, just pick them off and discard.
  2. Spread the chickpeas on a baking sheet.  Make sure they aren’t too crowded; you don’t want any to overlap.  Roast in the preheated oven until the chickpeas and dry and crisp, about 50-60 minutes.  A few times during the roasting, open the oven and mix the ‘peas up a bit.  The key is to roast them long enough so they get crispy, but not so long that they burn.  Watch them closely once you hit the 50 minute mark so you can find your magic minute and have a nice, crispy, but not burnt result!


Inspired by Woman’s Day magazine


Keywords: cheesy snack