Recipes » Snacks » Lemon Herbed Chickpeas
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

Reprinted from Dreena’s Kind Kitchen: 100 Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes to Enjoy Every Day (BenBellaBooks, 2021)


  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1–1 ½ Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • ½ rounded tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard (optional)
  • ½ tsp grated lemon zest (optional)
  • Lemon pepper or freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh oregano (reserve a few pinches)
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh chives (reserve a few pinches)
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh thyme (reserve a few pinches)


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • 2. Starting with 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, combine all the ingredients except the reserved fresh herbs and the optional lemon zest in a baking dish, and toss to combine.
  • 3. Bake for 25–30 minutes, stirring once or twice, until the chickpeas are a little golden and the marinade is absorbed. Add the reserved fresh herbs and lemon zest (if using) and toss.
  • 4. Taste and add extra seasoning if desired. Serve warm.

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