Zesty Garbanzo Beans with Pistachio Nuts

Zesty Garbanzo Beans with Pistachio Nuts


"If you are looking for a unique and flavorful side dish for just about any meat, this is it! I was never a garbanzo bean fan until I made this amazing, zesty, and impressive recipe!"

Ingredients 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 563 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 563 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 30.6 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.8g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 17.7 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1224 mg
  • 49%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  2. In a bowl, toss the garbanzo beans together with the oil, sea salt, cumin, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Transfer to a shallow casserole dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until garbanzo beans are golden and crisp, approximately 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir in pistachios and thyme, and continue baking an additional 10 minutes, or until beans and pistachios are lightly crispy. Serve immediately.
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  1. 15 Ratings


This was outstanding. I reduced the amount of pistachio nuts(unsalted)to half a cup and put them in the food processor for a rough chop and flavor to go through the dish. I also reduced the salt to 1/2 teaspoon. I had the leftovers the next day, they were great when cold too. Thanks Tensmom.


I had to make a few changes to this recipe based on what I had in my kitchen. I used olive oil, red pepper flakes and dried thyme as substitutes. I also added 1 tsp garlic powder. This tastes best after it has cooled.

Sugar Luver

I made this without the pistachio nuts as a salad topper. The flavor was excellent without being too overpowering. I liked them salty. They'd make a great snack too. Thanks! There should be more recipes with garbanzo beans/ chick peas.