Skip to content

These Everything Chickpeas Will Up Your Salty Snack Game

Eliza Sullivan
Food Writer
By Eliza Sullivan
Food Writer
Eliza Sullivan is a food writer and SEO editor at mindbodygreen. She writes about food, recipes, and nutrition—among other things. She studied journalism at Boston University.
Image by Mark Weinberg / Mark Weinberg
Our editors have independently chosen the products listed on this page. If you purchase something mentioned in this article, we may earn a small commission.
December 3, 2021

Finding healthy snacks that fill you up and still satisfy that craving for something salty isn't too difficult—but it's good to have some variety, and sometimes the best thing you can do is make one yourself instead of just opening a package.

Advertisement
This ad is displayed using third party content and we do not control its accessibility features.

These immensely snackable little chickpeas from Jessica Seinfeld's new cookbook Vegan, At Times are flavored with the all-star of many a spice cabinet: everything bagel seasoning. Normally a blend of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic, onion, and sea salt—it's the thing we sprinkle on avocado toast and add to homemade crackers—and we should be adding it to chickpeas, too.

The key here is adding the seasoning after you pan-cook the chickpeas in a bit of good-quality olive oil, which helps them get that slightly crunchy texture that helps take them from hummus ingredient or salad topping to salty snack. If you add the everything seasoning before, the spices can burn in the oil—and speaking from experience, that's not pleasant.

Enjoy these on their own, or maybe pop them atop a savory yogurt bowl (like this one!).

Everything Chickpeas 

Makes about 1 cup

Advertisement
This ad is displayed using third party content and we do not control its accessibility features.

Ingredients

  • One 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed, or 1½ cups cooked chickpeas 
  • Extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon "Everything" seasoning 
  • Pinch of kosher salt 

Method

  1. Pour the chickpeas onto a dry dishtowel and pat them dry. 
  2. In a medium skillet, heat about ⅛ inch of oil over medium-high heat. Add the chickpeas and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring often, until golden brown and crisp. Pour them into a paper-towel-lined bowl.
  3. Toss with the Everything seasoning and a little salt. Transfer to a serving bowl. Eat them while they're warm.
Advertisement
This ad is displayed using third party content and we do not control its accessibility features.

Excerpted with permission from Vegan, at Times by Jessica Seinfeld. (Gallery Books, November 23, 2021).

Eliza Sullivan
Eliza Sullivan
Food Writer

Eliza Sullivan is an SEO Editor at mindbodygreen, where she writes about food, recipes, and nutrition—among other things. She received a B.S. in journalism and B.A. in english literature with honors from Boston University, and she has previously written for Boston Magazine, TheTaste.ie, and SUITCASE magazine.