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Crispy Chickpeas with Whipped Yoghurt and Rice

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Crispy chickpeas on a serving dish on a cutting board

This easy crispy chickpeas recipe is paired with whipped yogurt and delicious (healthier-for-you) rice. This recipe makes for a quick lunch, or meal, and is full of flavor thanks to the spices. 

Crispy chickpeas on a serving dish on a cutting board

Why you’ll love these crispy chickpeas:

  • Quick: Make them in only 45-minutes
  • Delicious: I’ve used a lot of delicious spices to really make these chickpeas taste like a savory candy
  • Versatile: Throw these chickpeas on salads or eat them as a snack
Ingredients for crispy chickpeas on a cutting board

Ingredient Notes:

Chickpeas: Chickpeas are so easy to add into your diet and are a great source of fiber, calcium, magnesium, and other essential nutrients.

Rice: For this recipe, I used RightRice’s Cilantro Lime rice. This rice is packed with the power of nutritious vegetables (unlike regular rice). It has lentils, chickpeas, and green peas, and each serving has over 2x the protein, and 5x the fiber. It also has fewer carbs than rice and it’s a complete protein!! I love this easy (and healthier) swap to regular rice for recipes.

Crispy Chickpeas on a dish on a cutting board

How to make crispy chickpeas:

1. Preheat the oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Chickpeas being poured on a baking tray

2. To a large bowl, combine the chickpea ingredients and stir well until every chickpea is well coated.

RightRice for crispy chickpeas recipe

3. While the chickpeas cook, prepare the RightRice as per package instructions.

Mixing ingredients for whipped yogurt for crispy chickpeas

4. To make the whipped yogurt, add all of the ingredients to a deep bowl, and stir until well combined.

Crispy Chickpeas in a serving bowl

5. Once the chickpeas are cooked and ready, you can begin portioning the RightRice into bowls (serves 2), then add the whipped yoghurt, chickpeas, and any additional toppings as desired.

Expert Tips & FAQ:

How do I make this dairy-free? Swap the yogurt with your favorite dairy-free substitute.

Can I serve this at a potluck? This dish is great to make in larger quantity on a platter- serve it family style at a potluck! It’ll be a huge hit!

Get creative with herbs & spices: Add any extra herbs and spices you wish to the crispy chickpeas! Extra deliciousness!

Storage: Store this ingredients of this rice dish separately in airtight containers in the fridge for 3 – 5 days, and combine when ready to eat! YUM!

Airfry: You can airfry these chickpeas really easily!

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Crispy Chickpeas in a serving bowl

Crispy Chickpeas with Whipped Yogurt and Rice

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Mediterranean
  • Method: Cook + Combine
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean-Inspired, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Easy, crispy chickpeas are so quick to bake up or put in the Airfryer. In this recipe I served them with a healthy rice, and creamy whipped yogurt.


Ingredients

Scale

1 package Cilantro Lime @RightRice

Crispy Chickpeas:

1550ml can chickpeas, washed, strained, and dried

2 tbsp. olive oil

juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp. garlic powder

1 tbsp. Umami powder

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. oregano

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

dash of red chili flakes

Creamy Whipped Yoghurt:

1 cup yogurt or 1/2 cup yogurt + 1/2 cup cream cheese

1 tbsp. lemon juive

1 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/4 tsp. cracked pepper

1/4 cup chopped mint

Toppings:

extra lemon or lime

fresh mint

hot sauce (optional)


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

To a large bowl, combine the chickpea ingredients and stir well until every chickpea is well coated.

Transfer the uncooked, dressed chickpeas to the lined baking sheet and cook for 25 minutes, stirring and checking often to avoid burning.

While the chickpeas cook, prepare the @RightRice as per package instructions.

To make the whipped yogurt, add all of the ingredients to a deep bowl, and stir until well combined.

Once the chickpeas are cooked and ready, you can begin portioning the @RightRice into bowls (serves 2), then add the whipped yoghurt, chickpeas, and any additional toppings as desired.

Enjoy!

Notes

Swap the yogurt with your favorite dairy-free substitute.

This dish is great to make in larger quantity on a platter- serve it family style at a potluck! It’ll be a huge hit!

Add any extra herbs and spices you wish to the crispy chickpeas! Extra deliciousness!

Store this ingredients of this rice dish seperately in airtight containers in the fridge for 3 – 5 days, and combine when ready to eat! YUM!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 932
  • Sugar: 15.4g
  • Sodium: 2934.4mg
  • Fat: 47g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6.3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 94.8g
  • Fiber: 10.7g
  • Protein: 40.4g
  • Cholesterol: 37.1mg
Wanda

Broke this recipe out for my family’s first summer picnic!! They were blown away and me too 🙂 Thank you!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hooray!! Thank you Wanda!!

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