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Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas + Buffalo Chickpea Salad

in Recipes, Salads

Crunchy, spicy, and bold chickpeas that will warm you right up on a brisk Fall day.  These chickpeas are the perfect addition to a classic salad.

buffalo chickpea salad 5I am a roasted chickpea aficionado.

I love them in tacos.  I love them in salads.  And I love them on their own as a snack.

buffalo chickpea salad 6It turns out that there are about a million ways to eat roasted chickpeas and about a billion ways to season them.  Coconut sugar and cinnamon come together to make perfect snacking chickpeas.  And chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder seasonings are amazing for roasted chickpeas in Mexican dishes.

I like them sweet and I love them spicy, but lately I have been craving a different kind of spicy.  A buffalo kind of spicy.  My buffalo sauce obsession is in full swing and I have no desire for it to stop.  So why wouldn’t I carry the buffalo sauce addiction over to my favorite legumes?

buffalo chickpea saladMy Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas only call for five ingredients.  In other words, these can easily be made with ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen!

buffalo chickpea 7These chickpeas are:

Addicting (in a good way)

buffalo chickpea salad 3Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas + Buffalo Chickpea Salad

For the Chickpeas


olive oil cooking spray
1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 to 3 TB of your favorite buffalo sauce
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a large baking sheet with foil and spray with olive oil cooking spray.  Set aside.

2. In a small bowl, combine buffalo sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper.  Whisk until well-combined.

3. Stir in chickpeas and coat evenly.

4. Pour chickpeas onto the baking sheet in an even layer.

5. Roast the chickpeas for 15 minutes, remove from the oven, toss, and continue roasting for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.  Your chickpeas are finished with they are slightly crispy and crunchy!

buffalo chickpea salad 2For the Salad

Serves 2


1 head green leaf lettuce, washed and chopped
2 whole carrots (peeled) or 6 baby carrots, sliced
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 batch of Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas
1/3 to 1/2 cup Vegan Dill and Ranch Dressing or your favorite ranch dressing


Compile salad ingredients in the following order: lettuce, carrots, celery, and ranch dressing.  Top your veggies with a generous serving of the Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas.

buffalo chickpea salad 4I recommend pouring yourself a large glass of water or almond milk to accompany your meal.  This salad definitely has a bit of a kick to it!  But do not let that scare you off.  It is just perfectly spicy.

buffalo chickpea 8Whether you plan to eat the chickpeas on their own or as an addition to a salad, I think it is safe to say that boring salads are so last year, and chickpeas are anything but boring.

What is your favorite buffalo flavored recipe?  Share your links in the comments!

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