Za’atar Roasted Chickpeas

Written by chanie on January 29th, 2014

Ahh, za’atar, a delicious spice blend of┬ásumac, thyme, oregano, sesame seeds and salt – there’s nothing quite like it!

When my grilled corn with za’atar garlic butter was recently featured in a lineup of za’atar recipes on The Huffington Post, I knew I had to reach for the Middle Eastern spice once again.

People are always asking me for healthy snack recipes that they can make on a whim. And I always suggest my go-to diet snack – roasted chickpeas. I give lots of savory & sweet ideas in this old post, but it’s buried deep into my blog, and it doesn’t get much attention. So here we are again with this new za’atar variation – my favorite flavor of all!

Other Za’atar Recipes:

honey roasted za’atar chicken with dried fruit
grilled corn with za’atar garlic butter
malawach cheese pastries with dipping sauce

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  1. tannaz says:

    yum!! these look amazing. and so easy! definitely want to try them.

  2. Hindy says:

    My husband was just telling me needed a batch of roasted chickpeas to take to work. I think I’ll do it with zaatar this time! Thanks for the great idea!

  3. What a great idea. I have trouble finding za’atar. where do you find it?

  4. stephanie says:

    why have i never roasted chick peas before?? it’s moved to the top of my list.

  5. these look amazing! what a great snack

  6. Ronnie Fein says:

    My mother used to make this. It was always such a special treat. Love the popcorn boxes!

  7. Hindy says:

    I just made a batch of these last night for my husband! I was so happy that I had the ingredients on hand. It’s so perfect!

  8. Happiness comes in a little jar of zaatar.

  9. Lori says:

    I love love love za’atar.

  10. I love roasted chickpeas, my dad used to make them for us all the time when I was growing up. This zaatar version sounds amazing!

  11. I love roasted spiced chickpeas and I can’t believe I never tried them with za’atar. I am definitely making these.

  12. Melody says:

    This recipe looks amazing! I am definitely going to try it! I was introduced to Za’atar by Kim Kushner’s blog. Many of her recipes contain Za’atar as an added touch. I fell completely in love and add it to many recipes for the extra kick! My favorite recipe is the “Home Made Pita Chips”, they are a staple in my apartment! http://kimkushner.com/tag/breads-chips/#sthash.rx16L2uw.dpbs scroll down to find the recipe!

  13. I’d nosh on these any day!

  14. I love za’atar, and your presentation is so cute!

  15. sarene (Tasting Jerusalem) says:

    Love your Middle Eastern recipes, and the creative Hamantini! I just posted your za’atar roasted chickpeas on Tasting Jerusalem’s FB page. I think I need to make them for a Jerusalem-inspired cookbook dinner this weekend.

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