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Za’atar Spiced Crispy Chickpeas


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.  

You can find our favorite za'atar at Amazon

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.