Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas // picklesnhoney.com

Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas // picklesnhoney.com

The recipe I’m sharing today began as a sort of happy kitchen accident a couple of summers ago, when I decided I would finally take advantage of our porch and attempt to grow my own little herb garden. I am notoriously bad at growing plants indoors (hence the sad, wilting basil sitting on my windowsill right now), but I had a stroke of luck that summer and ended up with more parsley, chives, and mint—so much mint—than I knew what to do with.

Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas // picklesnhoney.com

Sidenote: If you’re looking to build your gardening confidence, grow mint. Seriously, even if you forget to water it for weeks at a time (guilty!), it will not die. Also, mojitos.

Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas // picklesnhoney.com

Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas // picklesnhoney.com

Mint aside, I tossed the parsley and chives, along with garlic, onion, and the ever-present nutritional yeast into my food processor with some chickpeas to make what is still one of my most favorite recipes ever: Cool Ranch Hummus. Do you remember those Cool Ranch Doritos? Scary ingredients, no nutritional value, but highly addictive. Instead of hummus this time, I went with roasted chickpeas.

Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas // picklesnhoney.com

Crispy, crunchy, and so much more satisfying than Doritos.

Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas // picklesnhoney.com

The flavors in this roasted chickpea recipe magically combine to create a much healthier, but equally crave-worthy version of those chips. I probably ate half of them while they were still cooling on the baking sheet, and then I made another batch that same week.

Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas // picklesnhoney.com

Chickpeas are the best!

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Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas // picklesnhoney.com

Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 3 cups


Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 35 mins

Do you remember cool ranch Doritos? The flavors in this roasted chickpea recipe magically combine to create a much healthier, but equally crave-worthy version of those chips. It's also a great way to use those random bits of leftover fresh herbs in your fridge.

Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas // picklesnhoney.com

Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 3 cups

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Total Time: 35 mins

Do you remember cool ranch Doritos? The flavors in this roasted chickpea recipe magically combine to create a much healthier, but equally crave-worthy version of those chips. It's also a great way to use those random bits of leftover fresh herbs in your fridge.

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas and place them in a large bowl.
  • Add the nutritional yeast, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried dill to the chickpeas and toss to combine, making sure the chickpeas are evenly coated.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Transfer the chickpeas to the prepared baking sheet and spread them into an even layer.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, stirring once after 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool slightly, sprinkle with fresh chives and parsley, and enjoy!

Notes [1]

I much prefer to use dried chickpeas over canned. The flavor and texture are a million times better, they’re significantly cheaper, and the prep work is minimal. Simply rinse your dried chickpeas the day before you plan to use them, put them in a container filled with water (completely submerge them in water – they’ll absorb a lot), and allow them to soak in the fridge overnight. Then, before you use them, drain the water and rinse the chickpeas. Place the chickpeas into a pot, cover them with fresh water, and bring them to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer until cooked (this usually takes me about an hour).

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  1. These sound fabulous! I have very fond memories of cool ranch Doritos but would probably need to be starving on a deserted island to resort to eating them nowadays. This idea is fantastic – can’t wait to try it!

    1. Amanda says

      Ditto on the Doritos! haha

  2. I used to LOVE Cool Ranch Doritos…but now I love chickpeas more. 😉 I’ll definitely have to try this recipe!

    1. Amanda says

      Chickpeas are awesome. They rank right up there with avocado and nutritional yeast for me. 🙂 Let me know what you think of the recipe if you give it a try!

  3. Sally says

    That is so cool – because just today I was looking for roasted chickpea suggestions. 🙂 I can’t wait to try yours!

    1. Amanda says
  4. Oh YUM! I can’t wait to try these 🙂

    1. Amanda says

      I hope you like them, Suzanne! I’m contemplating another batch for later today… 🙂

  5. Lauren says

    These look delicious! Cool Ranch was my favorite Dorito flavor back in the day, so I’m excited to give these a try. I’m always looking for healthy snacks to keep around for my daughters too, and I know they love roasted chickpeas, so that’s an extra bonus. 🙂

    1. Amanda says

      Oh, I hope your daughters will love them! That would make me super happy!

  6. I didn’t know that you made a Cool Ranch hummus?!?!?! OMG. I have to make both of these recipes ASAP. I was a Cool Ranch Doritos addict. I remember my dad would make me eat them in a different room from him b/c I ate them so much and he got sick of the smell! (Crazy huh? Who doesn’t love Cool Ranch Doritos??)

  7. Mari says

    This looks awesome! Quick question…could this be made without the yeast? I don’t have any on hand and wondering if not using yeast would make a difference in taste, texture, etc? Thanks!

  8. Karen says

    Not that I could imagine not scoffing them all within about 5 minutes, but any idea how long they’d keep in a sealed jar? Thanks!

    1. Amanda says

      Mine have never lasted more than a day, but I’d imagine you could store the roasted chickpeas in a sealed jar in the fridge for a few days, no problem. 🙂

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