This recipe is awesome for a snack or small munchie to have with drinks before a meal.  It’s easy, something you can whip up from ingredients you keep on hand, and fast.  I like to mix up the seasonings – one of my favorites is to use 1-2 tsp of curry powder along with some heat from a little cayenne or crushed red pepper.  But have fun with it and use whatever flavors you enjoy! 


  • 1 (12 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt and black pepper
  • garlic salt
  • crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ¼ cup pistachios


  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Rinse chickpeas and drain well, roll on a clean towel to dry
  3. Put chickpeas in a bowl, toss with olive oil, and season to taste with seasonings.
  4. Spread on a baking sheet, and bake for 20 to 35 minutes, until browned and crunchy. Check the chickpeas occasionally and shake the pan to rotate.  Add pistachios for the last 5-10 minutes.