Crispy Chickpeas

Crispy Chickpeas

Crispy, air fryer chickpeas make the perfect salty snack! Eat them on their own or toss them in a salad for some added crunch. Chickpeas are a nutritious source of plant-based protein that are rich fiber. This nutritious recipe can be made with just chickpeas, oil, and spices. All you need is an air fryer and they can be made in less than 20 minutes!

air fryer chickpeas in a salad

If you like this recipe, also be sure to take a look at my Chickpea Crunch Bars recipe. For more air fryer recipes, click here.

air fryer chickpeas

What You’ll Need:

Chickpeas: You can’t make crispy chickpeas without chickpeas! You can use canned or dried chickpeas. If you use dry chickpeas, be sure to thoroughly rinse them off. If you use dried chickpeas, make sure to boil them so they are ready to eat.

Avocado Oil: I use avocado oil for high temperature cooking and air frying. I specifically use Chosen Foods avocado oil because based on a study that came out in June 2020, Chosen Foods was found to be one of the few brands of avocado oil that was pure avocado oil and not rancid1. You can read more about this and my favorite cooking oils in my previous post, What to Consider When Choosing a Cooking Oil.

Spices: You will need a variety of spices to season the chickpeas. I like using salt, pepper, cayenne pepper spice, chipotle spice, and paprika.

How to Make Crispy Chickpeas:

  1. Rinse and thoroughly strain the can of chickpeas.
  2. Place the rinsed chickpeas in a large bowl.
  3. Add 1-2 tbsp of avocado oil, salt, pepper, chipotle spice, paprika spice, and cayenne spice to taste. Mix until the chickpeas are evenly coated.
  4. Place the chickpeas in the air fryer and air fry at 390 degrees for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the air fryer and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
air fryer crispy chickpeas

I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you give it a try, please leave a comment below or tag me on instagram and let me know what you think!

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Crispy Chickpeas

Crispy, air fryer chickpeas make the perfect salty snack! Eat them on their own or toss them in a salad for some added crunch.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Servings 5 servings

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 15 oz Chickpeas
  • 1-2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Paprika to taste
  • Chipotle Powder to taste
  • Cayenne Pepper Spice to taste

Instructions
 

  • Rinse and thoroughly strain the can of chickpeas.
  • Place the rinsed chickpeas in a large bowl.
  • Add 1-2 tbsp of avocado oil, salt, pepper, chipotle spice, paprika spice, and cayenne spice to taste. Mix until the chickpeas are evenly coated.
  • Place the chickpeas in the air fryer and air fry at 390 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the air fryer and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Keyword crispy chickpeas, Gluten Free, Vegan

References:

  1. “Study Finds 82 Percent of Avocado Oil Rancid or Mixed With Other Oils.” UC Davis, 20 July 2020, http://www.ucdavis.edu/food/study-finds-82-percent-avocado-oil-rancid-or-mixed-other-oils/.

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