BBQ Roasted Chickpea Snack

These BBQ Roasted Chickpea Snacks from The Abundance Diet by Somer McCowan are absolutely fantastic for snacking on, and they make a great salad topping too. You may want to make a double batch, as they are super addictive!

BBQ Roasted Chickpea Snack

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon tamari or Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can chickpeas, drained, well rinsed and then blotted dry with a clean kitchen towel


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. In a medium bowl, stir together the liquid smoke, sesame oil, black pepper, smoked paprika, nutritional yeast, maple syrup, sherry, tamari, onion powder, and garlic powder. This is your marinade. Add the chickpeas to the marinade and stir to coat.
  2. Transfer the chickpeas and marinade into an 8×8-inch baking dish lined with parchment paper. Bake the chickpeas for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring once or twice. The chickpeas will get crispier as they cool. Store in a lidded container in the refrigerator. These are even better, if possible, on the second day.


The Abundance Diet book cover

Recipe from The Abundance Diet, © 2015 by Somer McCowan. Photo by Ann Oliverio. Used by permission from Vegan Heritage Press LLC.