Za’atar Spiced Crispy Chickpeas

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These crispy chickpeas may become your new favorite snack. They are tossed with za'atar (a sesame seed, sumac, oregano, and cumin spice blend) and then roasted until chickpeas take on a nutty flavor and texture. Serve as a snack or as part of our Over the Top Hummus Bar.  

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Related: What is Za'atar?

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  • 2 CupsServings


  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained, rinsed, and dried
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Jamie Geller Za'atar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


1. Preheat oven to 350°F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a medium bowl, toss chickpeas with evoo, za’atar, garlic powder, cayenne, sumac, and salt.

3. Spread chickpeas on lined sheet, and bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until browned and crunchy.

4. Transfer to a serving bowl. Store chickpeas, covered, at room temperature for up to 3 days. Serve as a snack or as part of our Over the Top Hummus Bar.