Roasted Chickpea (Garbanzo Bean) Salad


Roasted Chickpea/Garbanzo Bean Salsa

2 (15 ounce) cans of Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
3tbsp Olive Oil
1/2tsp Salt
1/2tsp ground Black Pepper
1 tbsp Hungarian Paprika
1 tsp red chili powder (cayenne)
1/2 Onion (finely diced)
1/2 Red Bell Pepper (finely diced)
1 fresh Jalapeno pepper (finely chopped)
Zest and juice of 1 Lime
A handful of Cilantro

– Start by draining and rinsing 2 cans of chickpeas (also known as Garbanzo beans). Shake them off in the colander trying to get rid of as much water as you can. Then toss them into a mixing bowl.
– Add 3 tbsps of Olive oil, salt and pepper to the chickpeas. Toss, so that they are all coated evenly.
– Spead the chickpeas on a foiled cookie sheet big enought to hold them in a single layer and roast in a 400F oven for 15 mins. You can shake the pan about a couple of times inbetween to make sure they roast evenly.
– In the meantime, using the same mixing bowl which has the remnants of the chickpea seasoning, add the finely diced onion, red bell pepper, the jalapeno pepper and the zest of one lime. Mix well.
– After the 15 mins, take out the chickpeas. Combine the red chili powder and paprika powder and dust all over the chickpeas. Put them back in the oven for another 5 mins, until the chickpeas are a nice deep golden red.
– Add the chickpeas to the mix, while they are still warm and toss.
– Sprinkle fresh chopped cilantro over the top and mix. Taste for seasoning and add more salt or lime juice if needed.
– Serve warm or chilled with lime wedges.


  1. Prescillaour site says

    Hi Noreen, This Christmas I have good recipes from your site.Amazing looking Santa Hat Brownies and Rudolf & Friends cupcakes,which I am making today and the chickpea salad for Christmas lunch.Keep the good work going.All the very best to you.

  2. Tom says

    I really need to watch my calories, any idea what calorie count would be for a serving? Is there a way to reduce calories by not using olive oil?

  3. Farid says

    Will try soon because it looks and sounds delicious but I will also add some diced boiled potatoes. Perhaps par-boiled and added to the chickpeas in the oven to complete cooking. Yum!

  4. Shannon says

    Am impressed with this recipe and am probably going to make it my potluck side dish for a Labor Day BBQ party. I’m culinarily challenged, and also a recently turned vegetarian, so the ease of making this dish along with knowing that I’ll at least have this to enjoy at the party, makes me glad you shared! Also, may I mention that both the Chili Powder and Paprika are missing from both Ingredient Lists? Oops! ;-)

    • Noreen says

      Oh My! I totally spaced on that, didn’t I? I didn’t even notice that I missed out such crucial ingredients. Oh well….I made the corrections now. Better late than never. Thanks for letting me know! :-)

  5. Ginny says

    I made this it is great!! I was winging it on the paprika and chili powder but could you post the proper amount as you did not include it in your ing lists.


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