Za'atar Spiced Crispy Chickpeas
Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Chickpeas

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Zaatar Spiced Crispy Chickpeas

Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes


  • 3 cups chickpeas
  • 1 1/2 tsps salt
  • 1 tsps olive oil
  • za’atar, to taste
  • salt, additional, to taste


  • Pour about 6 cups of water into a large, heavy pot.
  • Dissolve the salt, add the chickpeas and cover. Let sit overnight. Skip these steps if using canned beans.
  • The next day, drain the chickpeas and return them to the pot, adding fresh water to cover the beans.
  • Set the pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Cook until tender and creamy, about 1 hour.
  • When the beans are cooked, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Drain the beans and spread them on a sheet pan in a single layer.
  • Cook until golden brown, about 40 minutes. Gently shake the pan occasionally for more even cooking.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the peas and shake or stir until they are fairly evenly coated.
  • Season generously with za’atar and additional kosher salt to taste.
  • Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.