Spicy Roasted Chickpeas With Rosemary And Sumac

Laura Hemmington

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas With Rosemary And Sumac

These spicy roasted chickpeas are great on their own as a healthy savoury snack. They’re also delicious when sprinkled on your dinner to add a little crunch and texture.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes 

Serves: 3


  1. 1 tin chickpeas
  2. 3 sprigs rosemary
  3. 1 tsp sumac
  4. 1 tsp cumin
  5. 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  6. 2 tsp oil (coconut or rice bran)


Heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4.


  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas and set about peeling them (if you want that extra crunch). Shaking them in a colander or rolling between sheets of kitchen paper seems to help loosen the skins.
  • Either place all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together until the chickpeas are nicely coated, or make a little bag with parchment paper to shake it all together (making sure you’ve gathered all the edges together). The parchment paper method means you’re not left with an oily bowl to wash up.
  • Spread the chickpeas out on a sheet of parchment paper on a baking tray. Cook for 20 minutes, give them a little shake, then cook for a further 20 minutes.

Did you enjoy this recipe? Try our chickpea tuna sandwich!

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