Crunchy Parmesan Chickpeas are the perfect snack. Crunchy, salty, cheesy and good for you. They are perfect for game day or anytime you’re craving a salty crunchy treat.
When it comes to snacking I am all about salty and crunchy. I actually prefer potatoes chips or salted popcorn before a piece of chocolate cake. I know – crazy (or Krazy) – right! I have now found my new favorite healthy snack…Crunchy Parmesan Chickpeas.
I like to peel the skins off my chickpeas but this step is completed optional. Or you can give the peeling job to the kids or a friend.
I made a big bowl of these one night last week and they were gone before I knew it. Although I could have eaten the entire bowl myself, I was kind enough to share. They are simple to make and simply delicious. Tossed with olive oil and dusted with grated parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.Print
Healthy Crunchy Parmesan Chickpeas
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 40 mins
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Category: Snacks and Appetizers
- 1 large can of Chickpeas (also called Garbanzo Beans) – can size is 1 lbs. 13 oz.
- 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 450°.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
- Rinse chickpeas in water until there is no foam.
- Lay chickpeas out on a dry kitchen towel and pat dry with another towel or paper towels.
- Gently rub the top towel over the chickpeas to loosen the skin.
- Peel skin off chickpeas.
- Spread onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
- Toss with olive oil parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
- Bake for 40 minutes, stirring at the 20-minute mark.
- Store in an airtight container.