Appetizers, Misc.

Roasted Spicy Chickpeas with Lemon Aioli

When having guests over, you want to make sure you have something for them to snack on while dinner is being prepared -my roasted spicy chickpeas with lemon aioli will do just the trick.   You can buy already cooked chickpeas and just roast them if that works better for your busy schedule.


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Roasted spicy chickpeas with lemon aioli
  • 12 oz dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans) cooked and drained as directed, or two drained cans of chickpeas
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 T cumin
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • a good pinch of coarse sea salt
  • Aioli: ½ cup mayo
  • zest of one medium lemon
  • 1 tsp djion mustard
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper, drizzling oil on pan and placing in the oven while it preheats
  2. Combine cumin, cayenne pepper and sea salt in a bowl and mix with chickpeas
  3. Place on hot baking sheet and cook until crispy 10-12 minutes
  4. Place on serving dish and serve with lemon aioli (see below)
  5. For aioli, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and serve with your spicy chickpeas!


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 Shout out to Trisha from The Lazy Mom’s Cooking Blog for suggesting the aioli to accompany the appetizer!




  1. I love chickpeas! These look delicious and I love the aioli!

  2. I was just thinking roasted chickpeas would be a great ingredient in a Chopped! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂 Pinned!

  3. Joelen

    I recently made a similar recipe but your lemon aioli sounds and looks so much better!

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  9. These sound so good, I love roasted chickpeas.

  10. OMG Janelle these look too good to be true! I’m absolutely in love.

  11. Oh! Yummy, crunchy goodness!!

  12. Such a fabulous idea. Do you dip the chickpeas in the aioli or put chickpeas on the plate and spoon some of that gorgeous aioli over?

    1. bakesinslippers

      I spooned them over, but the choice is yours!

  13. Been thinking of giving roasted chickpeas a try. I really like the combination of spices you used!
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    1. bakesinslippers

      Thanks so much Cynthia!

  14. I have seen similar recipes but yours really makes me want to try this one at home.
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    1. bakesinslippers

      Let me know what you think!

  15. Oooo these sound delicious. I never used to like chickpeas but then I fell in love with hummus and now I want to try them with other things
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    1. bakesinslippers

      Thanks Laura, this combination works well together. Enjoy!

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