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Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas + Buffalo Chickpea Salad

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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:

Crispy
Crunchy
Spicy
Flavorful
Healthy
Bold
Addicting (in a good way)

buffalo chickpea salad 3Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas + Buffalo Chickpea Salad
Vegan

For the Chickpeas

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

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  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine November 9, 2014, 10:54 pm
    Let's just skip the fact that I don't even remember the last time I had something "Buffalo" flavored :O Foodie embarrassment that needs to be fixed ASAP!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 8:38 pm
      Oh yes, that definitely needs to be fixed! Buffalo sauce for the win!
  • Farrah November 9, 2014, 11:18 pm
    I discovered the awesomeness that is roasted chickpeas fairly recently (somewhere earlier this year), and they are glorious! :D I gotta try this out! Farrah recently posted...Review: Venice Kitchen Silicone Baking Cups + Shepherd’s Pie (Giveaway!)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 8:41 pm
      Aren't they the best?? I don't know how I lived so long without them!
  • Jessie November 10, 2014, 2:14 am
    I'd be popping these in my mouth like skittles. Who needs an actual meal to enjoy this crunch flavored snack.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 8:43 pm
      Exactly!! These definitely make for the perfect snack. I will warn that they are quite addicting though ;)
  • Sonja Pound November 10, 2014, 5:36 am
    I love chickpeas and can't wait to make these. Great images, btw. Sonja Pound recently posted...What Are Your LinkedIn Keywords?My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 8:44 pm
      Thanks so much, Sonja! I really appreciate that. I hope you enjoy them :)
  • Joanna @Makingmine November 10, 2014, 6:22 am
    Buffalo ANYTHING is a hit around here! After a weekend of traveling, all I want to eat is a huge bowl of salad. Our pantry is absolutely empty, so the ingredients for this NEED to make it into my cart today! Joanna @Makingmine recently posted...chicago weekendMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 8:46 pm
      Yes! And the best part is that the ingredient list is super simple so it'll be easy to get everything you need. Even if you just go for the roasted chickpeas then you are still winning!
  • Lindsay November 10, 2014, 6:23 am
    oh my! i could eat endless bowls of these! looks beautiful
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 8:49 pm
      That is the problem... I could literally eat endless bowls of these, too. They are super delicious and oh-so addicting!
  • Olivia Schwab November 10, 2014, 7:10 am
    Wow this looks amazing!! I'm going to have to try this!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 8:49 pm
      Thank you, Olivia! Please let me know what you think!
  • CARLA November 10, 2014, 7:21 am
    OH IVE NEVER ROASTED the pea of the CHICK!!! CARLA recently posted...Great TEXTpectations.My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 8:50 pm
      Well you NEEEEED to! Roasted chickpeas are the bomb!
  • Heather (Where's the Beach) November 10, 2014, 7:28 am
    Oh those chickpeas sound fantastic. I love roasting them - great as toppers for a butternut squash soup too.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 8:52 pm
      I have seen people use roasted chickpeas as soup toppings before, but I for some reason have not tried it. I need to do that. Thanks for the reminder!
  • Bri November 10, 2014, 7:31 am
    These look amazing! And so easy to make. Definitely going to pin this for later! Bri recently posted...Stuff you should read Saturday – Mindfulness walking, humane meat and a 1980s aerobic dance videoMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 8:53 pm
      Thanks, Bri! Please let me know how they turn out :)
  • Em @ Love A Latte November 10, 2014, 7:36 am
    This looks so good! I've got all the ingredients at home - woohoo! Plus an avocado that I think would go great with the salad. Can't wait to make! Em @ Love A Latte recently posted...Nutty Chocolatey Overnight OatsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 8:54 pm
      Oh yes!! Avocado would be a great addition. I am not sure why I didn't think of that myself! ;)
  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt November 10, 2014, 8:09 am
    YUM! This looks amazing. I will be trying it! Julie @ Running in a Skirt recently posted...Things I’m Loving Lately 7My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 8:57 pm
      Thanks, Julie! I SO hope that you enjoy it :)
  • Lish November 10, 2014, 8:26 am
    I'm not sure if I've ever had a roasted chickpea, but these sound soooo good! Lish recently posted...TCS New York City Marathon RecapMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 8:58 pm
      Oh, you definitely need to try them!! They are one of my favorite salad toppers/snacks. I hope you do :)
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul November 10, 2014, 9:41 am
    This looks fabulous! The things you do with chickpeas blown my mind! Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...Weekend Snapshots 11.10My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 8:59 pm
      Haha, well I am so happy that I can amaze you with chickpeas!! ;)
  • RFC November 10, 2014, 10:12 am
    Since becoming a vegetarian over two years ago, the ONLY thing I still miss is buffalo wings/chicken tenders. This recipe is a MUST try for me! Thank you! RFC recently posted...Beer, Bikes, & MakeoversMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 9:00 pm
      It sounds like you definitely need to try this! I also have a buffalo cauliflower "chicken" sandwich here on the blog. Just search for it and you should find it. It is SO good!
  • Jamie | Jamie's Recipes November 10, 2014, 10:47 am
    I am drooling over here! I love the spicy buffalo flavor and what a wining combination with roasted chickpeas. Yum! Jamie | Jamie's Recipes recently posted...Oven Roasted TurkeyMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 9:01 pm
      Thank you, Jamie! I sure did enjoy it. I already have plans to make these chickpeas again ASAP.
  • Kate November 10, 2014, 11:12 am
    Holy crap, what camera do you use?? Those pictures are perfection! And now I'm hungry...definitely trying out this recipe!! :) Kate recently posted...A Review of My Vegan Month: I Made It 27 DaysMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 9:03 pm
      Thanks, Kate! I hope you enjoy it :) I use a Nikon D3200. It is my first DSLR and while it is certainly not fancy, it has made a difference for sure!
  • Alissa Apel November 10, 2014, 11:30 am
    These look so good! My husband fried chick peas once, and I remember they were yummy. I'll have to give this recipe a try sometime. Alissa Apel recently posted...CLICK Espresso Protein Drink, The Coffee Lover's Protein ReviewMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 9:03 pm
      Yes, you definitely need to. They are unbelievable. Roasted chickpeas are easily one of my favorite foods.
  • Rebecca Aspell November 10, 2014, 12:06 pm
    Making this TODAY!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 9:05 pm
      I hope they turned out delicious for you, Rebecca!
  • Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge) November 10, 2014, 1:39 pm
    YUM! I love roasted chickpeas and love buffalo flavor even more! Can't wait to try these on a salad- awesome idea! Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge) recently posted...Rigatoni with Red Peppers & ‘Sausage’My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 9:06 pm
      Thank you, Alex. I hope you SO enjoy them! :)
  • Kim November 10, 2014, 3:25 pm
    Definitely going to give this a try. Thanks for the recipe! Kim recently posted...Bless The Lord – For The Times You Don’t Feel Like ItMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 9:07 pm
      You are SO welcome, Kim! Let me know what you think :)
  • Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes November 10, 2014, 4:22 pm
    This looks delicious! I love roasted chickpeas and I just started adding them to salads. Definitely pinning for later!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 9:08 pm
      Don't they make one of the BEST salad toppings? Roasted chickpeas are easily one of my favorite ways to add protein and flavor to dishes.
  • Ashley November 10, 2014, 4:32 pm
    I love roasted chickpeas but have never done them with buffalo sauce! That is suchhh a good idea!! Ashley recently posted...Rosemary Ice CreamMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 9:11 pm
      I think this may be my favorite way to make them! They are SO good!
  • Brynn November 10, 2014, 6:10 pm
    I love roasted chickpeas but this is such a great twist! I can't wait to try this! Brynn recently posted...I Fall for YouMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 9:14 pm
      Thank you, Brynn! You definitely need to try roasting them with buffalo sauce. It is SO good!
  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate November 10, 2014, 7:46 pm
    Oooh yeah, definitely making these. I randomly have two cans of chickpeas in my cupboard (which isn't normal for me!) so I think it's mean to be! Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted...Wedding Recap: The Reception Part IMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 10, 2014, 9:15 pm
      It sounds like it was DEFINITELY meant to be!! I hope you enjoy them, Katie. Let me know what you think :)
  • Lynn @ Order in the Kitchen November 11, 2014, 7:47 am
    wow what a unique twist! love this!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 11, 2014, 4:38 pm
      Thanks Lynn!! I hope you give them a try :)
  • Elizabeth @ Bowl of Delicious! November 11, 2014, 7:52 am
    What an AWESOME idea! Buffalo anything is always my favorite. Usually when I think of a salad with buffalo something, I think of fried chicken. You've made a much healthier (and delicious looking!) alternative to this!! I can't wait to try it. Pinned! Elizabeth @ Bowl of Delicious! recently posted...Baked Eggs with Potatoes, Spinach, and MarinaraMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 11, 2014, 4:39 pm
      Thanks Elizabeth! This is definitely healthier and, honestly, I think tastier... though I might be biased! I hope you enjoy it :)
  • janelle November 11, 2014, 8:03 am
    Love this! The buffalo sauce looks like it lends plenty of flavor. Great job!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 22, 2014, 4:24 pm
      The buffalo sauce definitely steals the show in this one!
  • elizabeth @LocalSavour November 11, 2014, 8:08 am
    These looks delish ~ love the flavor combo! elizabeth @LocalSavour recently posted...Buttermilk Brandy Pecan Cake with Maple Cream GlazeMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 11, 2014, 4:52 pm
      Thank you, Elizabeth! This one definitely does not lack on flavor!
  • Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog November 11, 2014, 9:39 am
    Wow, this looks super fantastic and yummy :) Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog recently posted...Easy Mushroom GravyMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 11, 2014, 4:54 pm
      Thank you, Phi! It is pretty darn delicious... though I might be biased ;) I hope you give it a try!
  • Vanessa November 12, 2014, 2:48 am
    These definitely is a perfect snack. thanks is very yummi Vanessa recently posted...CiocoflanMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 14, 2014, 11:02 pm
      Thanks Vanessa! I'm so glad you like them :)
  • Kim November 12, 2014, 6:20 am
    These look good! How long can you store them in the fridge? Kim recently posted...50 Holiday Activities To Do In Omaha 2014My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 14, 2014, 11:03 pm
      I am not sure about fridge storage (I would assume 5 to 7 days). I actually store them in an air-tight container on my counter for a couple of days and they are fine that way.
  • GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth November 12, 2014, 8:39 am
    I've never had roasted chickpeas but these look so good! Definitely pinning for later :D GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth recently posted...Food Blogger Reality: Failed Recipes & Pumpkin GrudgesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 14, 2014, 11:05 pm
      Oh my gosh, they are SO good! You definitely need to try them. Let me know if you do! :)
  • Trish November 17, 2014, 10:04 pm
    Oh man. I've been on a HUGE buffalo sauce kick lately. I live with 2 vegetarians so this is perfect! Thanks for sharing! Trish Trish recently posted...Spicy chicken curry with lemon ginger rice and garlic yogurtMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 17, 2014, 10:20 pm
      These chickpeas definitely fit the bill for any buffalo sauce craving. I hope you all enjoy them! :)
  • Carrie April 24, 2015, 9:49 pm
    I'm not much into lettuce salad but your recipe sounded really good. I adapted it and took out the lettuce and replaced it with 1/2 cup for cooked quinoa and a bunch of sautéed kale. It worked well. Thanks for the inspiration and the introduction to roasted buffalo chickpeas.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 25, 2015, 9:30 am
      Oh, your adaptations sound SO good! I bet it was delicious!

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