Sesame Garlic Roasted Chickpeas

Sesame Garlic Roasted Chickpeas are garbanzo beans that are oven-roasted to golden perfection and seasoned with toasted sesame seeds, garlic and just a dash of soy sauce.

Sesame Garlic Roasted Chickpeas

If you haven't heard of oven-roasting chickpeas, you've obviously been living under a rock.  It was all the rage for a quite some time.  It's okay if you haven't heard about them though. I'm happy to be the one to fill you in!  When you roast chickpeas in the oven, they get all golden a crispy and delicious.  Absolutely perfect for snacking...and healthy snacking at that.

The way I roast them is a 4 step process. After draining and rinsing them, you roast them dry for 20 minutes.  No oil, no seasonings, nothing.  Dry-roasting for the first 20.

Then you add the the oil and seasonings.  But not the sesame seeds yet.  If you add them at this step, they'll toast a little too much.  10 more minutes in the oven.

Add the sesame seeds and go for the last 10.

Then they sit in the oven with the door cracked for around half an hour.  They'll be the perfect temp for munching!

You can find bajillions of seasoning ideas out there for these tasty little beauties.  When you roast the chickpeas, their flavor is kind of like a blank palette for seasoning.  Sure, they're a little nutty, but they'll take on sweet or salty flavors.

Think cinnamon sugar or spicy cajun.

I myself love salty snacks, so this time I decided to season them with toasted sesame seeds, garlic and a couple dashes of soy sauce to finish them off.  I seriously couldn't stop eating them.

Sesame Garlic Roasted Chickpeas seasoned with toasted sesame seeds, garlic and soy sauce.

If you've been on the lookout for something to snack on that won't go straight to the waistline (who isn't?!), well this my friends is the perfect recipe for you.  Simply seasoned, salty, crunchy little bits of deliciousness.  Try them!

Sesame Garlic Roasted Chickpeas

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsps sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Drain and rinse chickpeas and dry them off with paper towels. Pick out the outer shells that come off.
  3. Roast for 10 minutes then stir them around with a spatula.  
  4. Roast for 10 more minutes.  Remove from the oven and drizzle with olive oil and sesame oil, then sprinkle with salt and garlic powder.  Stir until evenly coated with the oil and seasonings.  
  5. Roast for 10 more minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with the sesame seeds; stir to coat the seeds with the oil and seasonings.  
  6. Roast for the last 10 minutes.  Turn off the oven and crack the oven door.  Let the chickpeas sit on the pan in the oven for 30 minutes.  
  7. Just before serving, add a few dashes of soy sauce over the top of the chickpeas.


  • Source: Me.
  • Test out the crunchiness before you turn your oven off to let them sit.  We like them where some are really crunchy, but some are still a little soft in the middle.  Most recipes say to cook them until they're super crunchy, but do them the way you like!
  • You'll find that a lot of the sesame seeds will be left on the pan and spatula.  Make sure you scrape them off on to the chickpeas after putting them in a bowl!   
  • Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


  1. Wow - this is such a better alternative for snacking than buttered popcorn or chips!

  2. Ok, ok, ok, I think you have officially convinced me to try this!! They look so good, perfectly snackable!

  3. OMG, these look like they are going to make it to my snack list. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. You're very welcome, Julie! I hope you enjoy them!

  4. I have some garbanzo beans in the pantry; might as well try this.

  5. Hi Becky, I live in a country where canned chickpeas are hard to find - do you know if this would work with dried ones that have been soaked overnight, or would they need to be cooked as well as soaked? Thanks!

    1. Just soaked until softened is fine. No need to cook them before roasted as long as they're softened.

  6. Wow great snack! Especially since I gave up junk food for Lent! Thanks!!!!

  7. Just made these and they were delicious!