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BBQ Marinated Chickpeas

These BBQ Marinated Chickpeas are changing the chickpea snack game.

You’ve heard of roasted chickpeas, raw chickpeas, and now I’m bringing your marinated chickpeas. Now you’re probably wondering, Tayler, why on earth would I want to marinate my chickpeas. You know why? Because they are absolutely delicious and they are versatile.

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How to Use Marinated Chickpeas

Marinated chickpeas of any kind are extremely versatile. You can do so much with marinated chickpeas, in fact you can:

  • Eat them “as is” after marinating them. Trust me, they are that good.
  • Serve them as a side at dinner
  • Roast them for an even stronger and tastier snack (plus you can’t beat that crunch factor)
  • Add them to your salad

BBQ Marinated Chickpeas

Prep Time10 minutes
Marinating time2 hours
Course: Condiments, Salads, Snacks
Cuisine: Cook-Out, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan / Plantbased
Keyword: BBQ Marinated Chickpeas
Servings: 4


  • 1 16oz can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add rinsed and drained canned chickpeas to an air-tight container
  • In a bowl combine the balsamic vinegar, molasses, garlic powder, chopped cilantro, and salt & pepper
  • Whisk until well combined
  • Pour the mixture over the chickpeas and cover
  • Let the chickpeas marinate for 1-2 hours and enjoy!

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