Crispy Baked Chilli Lime Chickpeas are crunchy and spicy Chickpeas which are perfect for snacks. These Crispy, Crunchy, and Spicy Oven-Roasted Chickpeas are mixed with some Lemon Juice and an assortment of spices which when baked in the oven becomes perfectly crunchy and crispy!
Chickpeas are one of the healthiest things in the world. When you are looking to make quick and healthy Vegan snacks or appetizers, you should definitely think of Chickpeas.
These are an excellent source of proteins and make for the perfect vegan recipes be it, in the form of a salad or as a dinner recipe.
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A VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR YOU : Chili Lime Chickpeas
The Summers are finally and absolutely here! The days are getting longer and the nights are getting short. The hot and humid days are finally here.
Today evening, when I got up from my nap, I saw the sun shining so bright that it almost felt like it’s the middle of the day. Also, the crisp evening air felt warm and humid. I made myself a cup of tea and while I was enjoying my Tea, I had this strange craving out of nowhere to enjoy something spicy for a quick snack. I checked my fridge and found nothing. So, I hit the kitchen and my eyeshot with this jar full of Chickpeas. I thought, let’s give you a try today. So, I got it out and the next thing, I know is I’m adding spices from every corner of the kitchen into my bowl and mixing my Chickpeas real nice with the spices, the cornflour, and oil. 🙂
Finally, I thought, let’s bake this and I placed them in the oven and baked them for 30 minutes.
Honestly, I just couldn’t wait for 30 minutes, because, I was really hungry. So, in the middle of it, roughly after 17 minutes, I got the baking tray out, took some of the chickpeas out, and placed the rest for the remaining time of baking.
I loved every bite of these spicy Chickpeas. The next thought was, how many variations, I could give to this recipe 🙂
It’s so funny, how you love something and your mind instantly jumps to the next thought of when you’re gonna make it next time, you’ll do it differently! Fun right 😀
Here are the steps
In a mixing bowl a cupful of Chickpeas.
To it add some smoked Paprika, some Cumin, Salt, and Pepper.
Also, add some Lime Zest and Lime Juice.
Finally, add some Cornstarch and mix these well until completely coated.
Place your Chickpeas in a Parchment Paper lined Baking tray and bake for 30 minutes at 350 F or 180 C.
Once they are done, get them out and enjoy the sizzle and the aromatic smell of spices.
Get it out on a bowl and top with some chopped cilantro and serve.
So, that's how you can quickly and easily make Crispy Baked Chilli Lime Chickpeas.
Let’s Talk Taste:
These Chickpeas tastes crispy and crunchy. Also, these are spicy because of the green chilis and smoked paprika. The cumin gives these Chickpeas a typical spicy Mexican recipe like taste also, the Lime Juice and Lime Zest, bring in the freshness to this recipe, and also helps in balancing the spices. These Crispy Chili Lime Chickpeas make for an excellent snacks recipe or an appetizer recipe.
Other variations to this recipe
There are so many exciting variations that you can do with this recipe.
Say you do not have Smoked Paprika or Cumin at home, you can use any other spice you have.
Give it an Italian seasoning to make Italian Chickpea fries.
Or, make a sweet version with some Maple Syrup and some Honey.
Or, make Garlic Parmesan Chickpeas
Or, fill this in a Taco shell along with some pesto sauce and enjoy some spicy Chilli Lime Tacos.
Crispy Baked Chilli Lime Chickpeas
- 1 Cup Chickpeas
- ½ teaspoon Smoked Paprika
- ½ teaspoon Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
- ½ teaspoon Lime Juice
- ½ teaspoon Lime Zest
- 2 tablespoon Canola Oil
- 2 tablespoon Cornstarch
- ¼ Cup Chopped Cilantro
- Preheat your oven to 350 F or 180 C and line a baking tray with Parchment Paper
- In a mixing bowl add the Chickpeas, followed by all the spices - Smoked Paprika, Cumin, Salt, Pepper, Lime Juice, Lime Zest, and Green Chillis.
- To it add some Canola or Vegetable oil and mix well
- Finally, add some Cornstarch and mix everything well until well combined
- Place them in the baking tray and bake at 350 F or 180 C for 30 minutes or until they turn crispy.
- Serve with some freshly chopped cilantro on top.