Roasted chickpeas & beans

These healthy roasted chickpeas and beans are delightfully snackable, seasoned with cumin, coriander, chilli and lime rind.

  • 1 hr cooking
  • Serves 4, Makes 2 cups
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  • 2 x 400g (12½ ounces) canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 2 x 400g (12½ ounces) canned butter beans
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime rind
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220°C/425°F. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • 2
    Drain then rinse chickpeas and beans; place in a medium heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water; drain. Dry on paper towel. (This will ensure that the chickpeas and beans will dry and crisp during roasting.)
  • 3
    Place chickpeas and beans on tray. Bake for 50 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until golden and crisp.
  • 4
    Transfer roasted chickpeas and beans to a medium bowl. Add oil, rind, cumin, coriander, chilli flakes and coconut sugar. Season generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper; toss until well coated.


You can use dried legumes; soak overnight first and cook for 1½ hours in boiling water. Experiment with spices and herbs to flavour. store the roasted mix in an airtight container or jar for up to 4 days.

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