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Are You Looking For Healthy Snack Alternatives? Here’s One

Do you love salt and vinegar chips? They were like crack for me…except I never used crack so I don’t really know what that feels like. I just know I LOVED them.

This recipe will satisfy that salty, tangy taste and also give you a little crunch for good measure. And chickpeas give you a great bang for your nutrition buck. They’re rich in fiber and protein. Fiber supports a healthy gut among other things, and we need protein  for our bones, muscles and skin. They also supply a number of other important nutrients that are necessary for a healthy diet.

So, if you’re looking for a little something to hold you over between meals that is actually good for you, this is a great snack. I say go for it!

Let me know what you think in the comments. Enjoy!


Roasted Salt and Vinegar Chickpeas

This is a healthy alternative to the less healthy salt and vinegar chips or fries I used to love
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes


  • 1 Air Fryer


  • 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained and rinsed well
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • any other spice you might want to try
  • 3 tbsp olive oil


  • Bring vinegar, chickpeas and a little salt to a boil in a medium pot
  • As soon as it boils, remove from heat
  • Let chickpeas soak in the vinegar for about 40 minutes; drain
  • Toss drained chickpeas with olive oil, salt pepper and any other spice until coated
  • Put in air fryer in batches at 375 degrees F in a single layer to maximize crispiness
  • Check after 10 minutes and shake basket to even out the cooking
  • When done they should be crispy on the outside and a little soft in the middle
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  1. Angel Lewis on January 5, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    This has me curious. I’ve never eaten chickpeas, to my knowledge, so I’m not sure how they would taste. I do like a snack that is made w/ green beans – similar to chips. My favorite has a light wasabi flavor.

    • Karen on January 5, 2022 at 11:53 pm

      Chickpeas have a subtle flavor so they go well with spice. If you’ve ever eaten hummus, it’s made of chickpeas and tahini. That’s also a great snack made from chickpeas. Try some…you won’t be disappointed.

  2. Dr.Amrita on January 6, 2022 at 2:55 am

    I love chickpeas .But we make it like a side dish with chapati.This recipe sounds yumm.

    • Karen on January 6, 2022 at 11:21 am

      If you love chickpeas, give this a try Dr. Amitra. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

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