Air-fryer crispy salt and pepper chickpeas

Air-fryer crispy salt and pepper chickpeas

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • 5 minutes, plus cooling
  • 20 minutes

If you want a wholesome crispy snack, you'll love these air-fryer crispy salt and pepper chickpeas.


  • 1 x 400 g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 t olive oil
  • 1 t sea salt
  • 1 t freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Instructions

1. Dry the chickpeas on kitchen paper to remove any excess water, then remove any loose skins.

2. Mix together the oil, salt and pepper in a bowl, add the chickpeas and toss in the mixture to ensure they are evenly coated.

3. Cook in a preheated air fryer at 200°C for 15–20 minutes, shaking the basket occasionally, until crispy. Allow to cool as they will continue to crisp. Serve as a snack or as a salad topper.

Adapted with permission from ‘Green Air Fryer Cookbook” by Denise Smart. It is published by Octopus Publishing and distributed by Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Denise Smart Recipe by: Denise Smart
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Denise Smart is a UK-based food stylist and cookbook author whose works include two bestselling children’s step-by-step cookbooks.

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