Vegan roasted chickpeas: Healthy quick recipe idea on a budget

By Penelope Henderson, MSc, RNutr/ 02/15/2023
a bowl of roasted chickpeas

These vegan roasted chickpeas are flavoured with garlic and nutritional yeast to give them a lovely burst of flavour.  Its a quick and cheap snack recipe for everyone 18mths and older. Although you blend the chickpeas up if your wanted to give to younger ones.

This recipe blog will share the full recipe instructions and a video of how to make them.

How healthy are roasted chickpeas?

Chickpeas are a legume and count as a vegetable. They are a great source of protein and fibre so make a filling snack or part of a meal. They also contain some iron, phosphorus and folic acid.

What is the healthiest way to cook chickpeas?

Chickpeas straight from a can dont need to be cooked, such as the ones in this recipe. However for this recipe, roasting them in a little olive oil is the healthiest way to make them crisper.

What to add to a can of chickpeas

If you prefer there are other ingredients you can swap out and add to the can of chickpeas which are just as tasty. For example other flavours that work well include: paprika, curry powder, dried herbs like rosemary, or just salt and pepper. Although if kids are going to eat them then salt is best avoided.

How do I serve vegan roasted chickpeas?

how to serve vegan roasted chickpeas

You can serve them on their own as a snack or you could add them to a dip. They are also great added into a sandwich or a salad.

vegan roasted chickpeas recipe

Video of vegan roasted chickpeas recipe

Healthy chickpea recipes

If you don’t like whole chickpeas then made into a dip is a great alternative. My Tomatoe and chickpea dip goes down well with fussy eaters too.

Have you tried chickpeas made into burgers. These chickpea and carrot burgers are naturally sweet and filling.

This chickpea curry recipe contains 3 of your five a day (spinach, chickpeas and tomatoes)

Or this no cook chickpeas salad which is quick and easy to prepare.

Or you could add the vegan roasted chickpeas into a sandwich with some cream cheese and salad.


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Author Penelope Henderson

Hi I’m Penelope Henderson RNutr Registered Nutritionist specialising in children’s nutrition and responsive feeding therapy.

I am a mum of 2, with over 15 years of experience in nutrition. I support parents to feel confident in how and what to feed their child. I hope you find my recipes and nutrition posts useful, so you can enjoy stress free cooking and mealtimes.

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