Tamari-Roasted Chickpeas (Pareve)

Tamari Roasted Chickpeas
Tamari Roasted Chickpeas make a great snack with a beer

The Spruce / Miri Rotkovitz

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
280 Calories
7g Fat
43g Carbs
14g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 280
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 398mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Protein 14g
Calcium 54mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

When you've got a craving for a healthy, protein-rich snack with a hit of umami goodness, look no further than these Tamari Roasted Chickpeas. All it takes is a simple can of chickpeas, some seasonings, and about 15 minutes, and you'll have an addictively savory snack thanks to this ultra-easy recipe. Roasting transforms the legumes' texture, rendering the outsides both crisp and slightly chewy, while the insides remain tender. Burnished with tamari, maple, and spices, these chickpeas are incredibly versatile, too. Try them over salads, mixed into grain pilafs, or folded into a wrap. They're also great for snacking out of hand, paired with a beer.


  • 1 (15-ounce can) chickpeas (drained, rinsed, and patted dry)
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Tamari soy sauce (reduced sodium is fine)
  • 2 teaspoon ​maple syrup (pure, preferably dark)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Garnish: black pepper to taste (fresh ground)
  • Garnish: pinch mustard powder (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 425 F. Place the chickpeas in a baking dish or roasting pan large enough to hold the chickpeas in a single layer. (An 8 inch x10 inch or similarly sized dish should do nicely.)

  3. Drizzle with the olive oil, tamari, maple syrup, ginger, and garlic and toss gently to coat with a spoon or clean hands.

  4. Season with a few grinds of black pepper and a pinch of mustard powder, and toss again.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring or shaking the dish occasionally so that the chickpeas begin to brown on all sides.

  6. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for about 5 minutes, or until cool enough to handle.

  7. Serve and enjoy!


  • Leftover chickpeas can be stored, covered in the refrigerator, for 1 to 2 days.
  • This recipe is easily doubled for parties, or for family game night snacking.

More Ideas for Using Roasted Chickpeas:

  • Use them to doctor store-bought hummus (or whip up a batch of homemade).  Transfer the hummus to a shallow dish, and use a spoon to make a shallow well in the center. Top with roasted chickpeas and a drizzle of good-quality olive oil. Serve with pita chips, carrots, celery, and red pepper strips. 
  • For a vegan one-bowl meal, steam your favorite variety of rice (I like white or brown basmati or jasmine, or the gorgeously purple-hued forbidden rice.) Top with your favorite raw or stir-fried vegetables, sauteed spinach, and/or roasted sweet potatoes, plus a generous spoonful of Tamari-Roasted Chickpeas. Drizzle with a little tahini—either plain, or mixed with a touch of maple syrup and/or miso, and thinned with a little warm water.