Why Chickpeas Are the Perfect Travel Snack: And 8 Recipes to Try!

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All this week we've been talking about travel snacks here on The Kitchn. An ideal travel snack is portable, versatile, configurable, and heat-resistant. (Unfortunately that last factor rules out chocolate as a viable option.) You know what meets all those criteria in spades, though? The chickpea! Roast 'em, dry 'em, shake 'em all up. You've just found your new travel buddy.

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I've been pretty unimaginative in roasted chickpea creations. I typically go with the classic rosemary and thyme mix.

However, after just biting into a handful of the wasabi variety — which, by the way, is not recommended and very close to a cinnamon challenge — I realized all the potential there is for imparting new and bold flavors. Here are some other flavor combinations I'll be looking to try out next.

Try a Recipe

• Cinnamon and Sugar Roasted Chickpeas - Paint and Tofu 
• BBQ Chickpeas - Sweet Remedy
• Lemon Zest Roasted Chickpeas - Nosh on it
• Masala Roasted Chickpeas - US Masala
• Roasted Wasabi Chickpeas - Healthy Tasty Cheap
Spiced Chickpeas with Anardana - The Kitchn
15 More Ways to Flavor Roasted Chickpeas - The Kitchn

Do you have a favorite roasted chickpea seasoning?

(Image: 1. Paint and Tofu - Kori Crosson; 2. Sweet Remedy - Samantha Seeley )