Even if you choose not to cook them, this vegan air fryer recipe for roasted za’atar chickpeas tastes delicious! But roast them, and you’re in for a savory, crispy treat. They work well as a snack, on salads, with pitas and more.
Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend. There’s a lot of variation in it’s preparation, but it almost always includes thyme, sumac, and sesame seeds. In the U.S., you can buy it at many chain grocery stores, at international grocers, or online. You can also make it from scratch.
So how easy is this vegan air fryer roasted za’atar chickpeas recipe? Add 6 ingredients to a sealed container, wait overnight to allow it to marinate, and air fry for 12 minutes. If you like them a bit more crisp, add another minute or two to the cook time. This recipe makes ~1 cup.
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Air Fryer Za’atar Chickpeas
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
15.5 ounce can (OR ~1 ¾ cup) of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 Tbsp salt free za’atar (see above)
½ tsp salt
1. In a container with a lid, add all the ingredients listed above, and mix together. Seal with the lid, and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
2. Add the za’atar chickpeas to an air fryer in a single layer. Air fry at 400º F for 12 minutes. At the half way point, stir them around, so the air can circulate on all sides and maximize crispiness.
3. Remove from the air fryer and enjoy these roasted za’atar chickpeas as a snack, on salads, or on a pita.
4 responses to “Air Fryer Za’atar Chickpeas”
Awesome recipes, thank you.
Thank you so much!
Two questions. First, the description talks about throwing seven ingredients together, but I only see six in the list. Did I miss one? Second, a can of chickpeas is about one and three quarter cups, as the recipe states, but will that actually cook down into only a cup?
Thanks for reaching out! The 7 was an error, so I just changed it to 6. Good catch! And I measured the finished result in a measuring cup, and it was ~1 cup.