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Roasted French Onion Chickpeas

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A flavorful French onion-inspired way to make roasted chickpeas.  These chickpeas are perfect for snackin’ or as soup and salad toppers!

french onion chickpeas 12I am going to take a stab at what you are probably thinking right now…

“Didn’t she just share a recipe for roasted chickpeas yesterday?”

french onion chickpeas 8You, my friend, would be correct!  What can I say?  I seem to be in a love-love relationship with chickpeas.  I sure hope it is a never-ending relationship, too!

Yesterday was all about Roasted Chickpeas and Waffles, and today is all about my other new favorite way to make chickpeas: bathed and roasted in French oniony goodness.

french onion chickpeas 2My Roasted French Onion Chickpeas simply require three ingredients, 30 minutes, and a love for savory snacks.  Roasted chickpeas make for the perfect snack, trail mix add-in, or salad and soup topper.  Essentially, these are pretty perfect for just about every meal.

french onion chickpeasThey are also a no-brainer to throw together.  While you may be able to find a homemade version of French onion seasoning, I like to cheat on those homemade versions and buy the mix packet.  It’s easy, you can find several brands with great ingredient lists (the one above is great), and  the taste rocks my socks off <– except not really, because it is super cold right now.

french onion chickpeas 4Roasted French Onion Chickpeas

Serves 2 to 4


15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 TB extra virgin olive oil (1 tsp of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos in place of EVOO works for an oil-free version)
3 TB French onion dip or soup mix (you could also use a homemade version)
olive oil cooking spray


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

2. Combine chickpeas, oil or aminos, and French onion mix in medium bowl.  Stir until chickpeas are well-coated.

3. Spread chickpeas into a single layer on the baking sheet.

4. Roast chickpeas for approximately 30 minutes, tossing once halfway through.  The chickpeas should come out golden brown and slightly crispy.

french onion chickpeas 9The chickpeas are:


french onion chickpeas 13While these look and taste pretty and delicious all on their own, I could not resist adding them to a salad in place of croutons.

I have not tried these on soups yet, but I can only imagine how delicious that would taste.  I am thinking these would be the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of butternut squash or potato soup.  Or heck, you could make it really French oniony by throwing these in a vegetarian or vegan bowl of French onion soup!  Roasted chickpeas just may be saltine crackers’ new cooler and tastier younger sibling!

Are you a roasted chickpea aficionado like I am?  You should probably Pin these and share them on Facebook and Twitter using the buttons below.  Or, if you are new to roasted chickpeas, please immediately stop what you are doing, drop everything, and make these ASAP!

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  • Jessie December 16, 2014, 1:53 am
    You my friend are killing it with chickpea recipes!! I've actually been looking for hospital snacks to bring along for when the babies are born, and this is perfect! Jessie recently posted...Sweat Drenching Leg & Core WorkoutMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 16, 2014, 7:31 am
      Ahh, what an awesome idea! These will be super easy to make ahead and pack to take along :)
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine December 16, 2014, 7:07 am
    You have no idea how much I LOVE roasted chickpeas! I love making my own, but I also and always STACKED with bags from companies like Biena and Saffron Road!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 16, 2014, 7:32 am
      I (surprisingly) have not tried roasted chickpeas made by companies. However, I always see people posting about them and the flavors sound amazing. I'll have to buy some soon!
  • Sam @ PancakeWarriors December 16, 2014, 7:44 am
    oh I love trying new flavors of roasted chickpeas. I made roasted garlic and had them on tomato soup - amazing! Can't wait to try these! Sam @ PancakeWarriors recently posted...Hemp Almond Flax CrackersMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 16, 2014, 8:29 am
      Oh my gosh, that sounds awesome!! Roasted chickpeas are definitely perfect to use in place of croutons, and they would be amazing in tomato soup!
  • Kirtley @ The Gist of Fit December 16, 2014, 8:19 am
    Yep. I. am. making. those. today. Kirtley @ The Gist of Fit recently posted...How to make a recipe healthier—the guide to healthy substitutesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 16, 2014, 8:34 am
      I hope you love them, Kirtley! You should definitely trying using them as toppers for salad or soup... who needs croutons anymore these days? ;)
  • Heather December 16, 2014, 8:50 am
    These look great! Have you tried this with any other types of beans. I love chickpeas but I'm not supposed to eat them.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 16, 2014, 4:52 pm
      I have not... but now you have me intrigued!! ;) I feel like most other beans are mushier (for lack of a better word), so I'm not sure how well they would hold up. Let me know if you try it!
  • Julie is HostessAtHeart December 16, 2014, 9:08 am
    These would be great to set around any time of the year when you have guests! Julie is HostessAtHeart recently posted...Creamy Gorgonzola Cheese and Fig DipMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 16, 2014, 9:56 pm
      Yes, they definitely would! They are a snack that you don't have to feel guilty about eating A LOT of ;)
  • Alysia @ Slim Sanity December 16, 2014, 10:25 am
    SUCH A GOOD IDEA! I love french onion snack flavor!! Alysia @ Slim Sanity recently posted...Creole Black Bean DipMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 16, 2014, 10:01 pm
      Thanks, Alysia! Isn't it one of the BEST flavors? I love it!
  • GiGi Eats December 16, 2014, 3:04 pm
    OH HELLOOOOO deliciousness!! GiGi Eats recently posted...How To Find Love On The Streets Of Los AngelesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 16, 2014, 10:02 pm
      Haha!! That's exactly what I was thinking when I pulled these out of the oven! ;)
  • Jamie | Jamie's Recipes December 17, 2014, 10:13 am
    You are a chickpea queen! I am on a big onion kick lately and these chickpeas look fab! Jamie | Jamie's Recipes recently posted...Cranberry Goat Cheese BallMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 17, 2014, 5:06 pm
      Haha, I am completely okay with accepting that title! ;)
  • Michelle October 30, 2015, 2:32 pm
    Wow! We just made these and they are a HIT in our house, my husband and daughter could devour the entire batch! These are perfect for a light afternoon snack to hold us over between lunch and dinner. Thank you! Quick question, what is the best way to store these? :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 30, 2015, 7:23 pm
      That is so great to hear, Michelle! I am so glad you and your family enjoyed them. Unfortunately, these taste the best directly out of the oven. I will normally store them in an air-tight container, but they definitely will not be as crunchy as leftovers.
  • Michelle October 30, 2015, 7:36 pm
    Thank you for the quick response :-) Funny enough I didn't even realize they were supposed to be crunchy, mine came out firm but soft. They were fabulous still! I did some research and saw that they were being stored at room temperature in a glass jar. Thank you again for the great recipe. We're looking forward to trying them crunchy next time, lol! :-)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 30, 2015, 8:39 pm
      Haha, too funny! I bet you will love them even more crunchy :)

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