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Vegan Crispy Chickpeas Recipe

There is one thing that vegans have mastered over the years, and that is creating the best bowl of salad combinations one has ever eaten. Being vegan for a long time, I have always enjoyed a bowl of salad loaded with cooked and raw toppings, exploding with toppings that are fresh, juicy, and crispy with tons of dressing. Let’s be honest, who actually wants to settle for a boring salad? This crispy chickpea recipe will guarantee 100% satisfaction and you just might never eat your salads the same way again.

While making this recipe, don’t throw away the liquids from the can called, aquafaba. Where you can make additional recipes like my Vegan Challah Bread.

Alternative ways to make this recipe:  

Not only can you add these crunchy beans as topping for your salad or grain bowl, but you can also add them to a wrap for that extra crunch or even enjoy it alone as a movie night snack.

Customize your crispy chickpeas using your favorite seasonings and enjoy this perfect crunchy, high-protein addition to your meals.

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Crispy Chickpeas

So, how do you make chickpeas crispy? Let’s get started. You can choose to make them in a pan on the stovetop or bake in the oven. You can even pop these in the air fryer! You just need to dry off the drained chickpeas in a clean kitchen towel ahead of time, then toss them in olive oil and seasonings and cook until browned and crunchy!

How many servings does this make?

You can make approximately 3 cups of crispy chickpeas with 2 cans. Depending on how many people will be enjoying these delicious treats, you can gauge about 1/3 cup per serving.

How long will this last?

These crispy chickpeas are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven but will hold up well in a packed lunch for school or work, or even be stored in a container with a folded paper towel for optimal crispiness for a few days.

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Not only can you add these crunchy beans as topping for your salad or grain bowl, but you can also add them to a wrap for that extra crunch or even enjoy it alone as a movie night snack.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 3 cups
  1. Using a dishtowel, gently dry off the chickpeas. Set aside.
  2. Stovetop: In a medium-size pan, heat up olive oil over medium heat. Add chickpeas, nutritional yeast, and french onion soup mix and Cook, stirring frequently for 10 to 15 minutes, or until chickpeas become golden and crispy.
  3. Roasted: Preheat oven to 400F and place the oven rack in the middle of the oven. In a medium-sized bowl, toss chickpeas with olive oil, nutritional yeast, and onion soup mix. On a rimmed baking sheet, spread out the chickpeas in an even layer. Roast the chickpeas for 20 to 30 minutes, or until golden. Shaking the pan every 10 minutes.
  4. Enjoy on their own, in a salad, or to top soups.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: approx ⅓ cup Calories: 117 Fat: 5.8g Carbohydrates: 8.5g Sugar: 2.1g Fiber: 3.5g Protein: 4.5g

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  • Candice, this looks like a comfort soup I’d like to have as a staple.
    Is the soup mix dairy free and gluten free?
    If not, can you suggest other options, please?

  • Super crispy and savory with the French onion soup mix!


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