Mollie and I love crunchy chickpeas. We throw them on our salads and eat them by the handful. We usually buy these Good Bean Crunchy Chickpeas from Sam's Club or Walmart, but we didn't have any last week, and I didn't want to run to the store. Instead, I tossed a can of chickpeas in the air fryer with some oil, and 30 minutes later...voilà--crunchy chickpeas!
These crunchy chickpeas can be seasoned with whatever you want--we love plain sea salt and Tajín seasoning. They'd be great with ranch or taco seasoning, too! Eat them by themselves or on a salad--they're a great crouton replacement.
Here's what you need for these crunchy chickpeas.
- Canned Chickpeas
- Desired seasonings. Ranch seasoning, taco seasoning, sea salt, and Tajín are a few ideas, but the possibilities are endless!
Here's what you do.
Drain and rinse a can of chickpeas and place them into the basket of your air fryer. Add oil and shake the basket to cover the chickpeas completely. Cook at 300 degrees for 30 minutes (or until crispy), removing the basket and shaking it every 5-10 minutes.
Once the chickpeas are crispy, toss them with your desired seasonings while they're still hot. Allow them to cool, then transfer them to an air-tight container and enjoy them within 3 or 4 days.