Garlic-Parmesan Chickpeas


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Healthy 5 Ingredient Air Fryer Cookbook: 70 Easy Recipes to Bake, Fry, or Roast Your Favorite Foods

Healthy 5 Ingredient Air Fryer Cookbook

By Bonnie Matthews and Dawn Hall

Published 2019

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Snacking is life, and chickpeas are both healthy and packed with protein. As a bonus, you can reserve the liquid from their can, or “aquafaba,” for a vegan egg substitute (3 tablespoons per large egg and 2 tablespoons per large egg white). Or use it for Zucchini Soldiers or “N’awlins” Tofu.


  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese or vegan Parmesan sprinkle cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning


    Preheat the air fryer to 360°F for 5 minutes.

    In a medium bowl, combine the chickpeas, olive oil, cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and a large pinch of salt.

    Transfer the chickpeas to the fry basket and cook for 12 minutes. Stir and cook until crispy and golden, 3–5 minutes more. Depending on the amount of moisture, you may need to repeat this step in increments of 2–3 minutes.

    Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.