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Palestinian Roasted Chickpeas with Za’atar


These Palestinian roasted chickpeas with za’atar make a great appetizer to bring to your next party.

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Roasted Chickpeas with Za'atar

Have you ever tried za’atar before?


You don’t know what you are missing!

I was introduced to this spice mixture a few months ago as a topping to pita bread. And it’s a game changer!

Za’atar, a Middle Eastern spice mix, is a basic mixture of thyme, oregano, and toasted sesame seeds. It can be used in a variety of different ways: from a rub on grilled chicken to a flavoring in olive oil.

Looking to find Za’atar in the store? I got mine here from Amazon.

Palestinian roasted chickpeas with a middle eastern spice mix

Today we are going to be preparing a simple roasted chickpea snack and appetizer. I absolutely love to munch on a handful of these chickpeas. It makes the perfect handheld food and are healthy as well!

What I really love about these roasted chickpeas is how easy they are. Just dump a can of drained chickpeas onto a sheet pan and toss with a little bit of za’atar seasoning. Roast until the chickpeas are nice and toasty then serve in small bowls with a spoon.

Looking to add more Middle Eastern dishes to your party?

Why not serve these roasted chickpeas along side these Turkish zucchini fritters?

Zucchini Fritter

Or perhaps cool off with this Syrian limonana.

Middle Eastern Lemonade

Enjoy this Palestinian Roasted Chickpeas with Za’atar Recipe.

Roasted Chickpeas
Palestinian Roasted Chickpeas with Za'atar
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

These roasted chickpeas are coated with a savory middle eastern spice. 

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 80 kcal
Author: Lyndsay Burginger
  • 1 can chickpeas 15.5 oz
  • 1 T za'atar spice mix
  1. Preheat your oven to 450F. Rinse and drain your chickpeas, drying thoroughly with paper towels. Pour onto large sheet pan and toss with za'atar spice mixture. Roast until crispy, about 30-35 minutes. Cool slightly and serve. 

Recipe Notes

You can purchase za'atar spice here

Learn how to make this Middle Eastern Snack, Roasted Chickpeas from Palestine. This Palestinian recipe uses Middle Eastern zaatar as a spice. Learn more at





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