Looking for a quick dinner?  This is it!  20 minutes from fridge to table.  And heck, it tastes pretty amazing, too. 


Chickpeas taste so wonderful when roasted in a marinade, and I love this particular one so much because there are so many competing – but complementary – flavors, like lemon, maple syrup, and rosemary.


Creamy and Dreamy Roasted Chickpeas


Ingredients (for two servings):


  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1.5 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Drain and rinse chickpeas.
  • In a small bowl, combine mustard, rosemary, maple syrup, and lemon juice.  Stir thoroughly and add chickpeas.  Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Grease glass casserole dish and pour in chickpeas.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then turn oven to low broil and broil chickpeas for 3 – 5 minutes.  Be careful!  Watch to ensure they don’t burn.
  • Remove from oven and mix in goat cheese.
  • Serve and enjoy!  Eat with vegetables and a grain for a complete meal.


While the chickpeas were roasted, I prepared millet (using this method) and steamed kale (using this method).  Easy, easy, easy. 


And trust me, by the end of the day, I need easy.  I’ve save the complicated recipes for breakfast!


Why was I so ready for an easy dinner?  Still recovering from moving my in-laws into their new place!  And lots of hard work at the clinic.


Drank at PB smoothie at work whilst staring at my Husband and admiring how cute he looks with his serious face on:


Ready, set, BED.



  • Kelly July 26, 2011, 9:22 pm

    Been meaning to try roasted chickpeas for awhile, thanks for reminding me!

  • Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine July 26, 2011, 9:23 pm

    He does look cute. 🙂 Sounds like a pretty good work activity!

  • Nicole July 26, 2011, 9:23 pm

    Chinese medicine face

  • Paige July 26, 2011, 9:39 pm

    This looks amazing!! I forget about roasting chickpeas, just because they’re so good boiled!

  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food July 26, 2011, 9:43 pm

    mmm yey for chick peas these look wonderful! 🙂

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 26, 2011, 9:47 pm

    Stellar, fast, easy dinner!

    And he is so studious looking. In an adorable way, of course. (not macking on your man or anything…lol. I’ve had mine for 11 yrs and he’s plenty..haha!)

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 26, 2011, 9:48 pm

    I put the same kind of dressing portion of this recipe on salmon before broiling it, so good! I bet it’s delicious on chickpeas as well 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) July 26, 2011, 10:02 pm

    Dinner looks perfect! I hope you sleep well and hopefully will be fully recovered from the moving.

  • Janelle July 26, 2011, 10:05 pm

    I love how simple you keep your recipes. It inspires me to get something healthy-in-a-hurry on the table…

  • Bee Goes Bananas July 26, 2011, 10:16 pm

    Your husband looks so handsome in his uniform!

    …but don’t worry, I already have a husband! 😉

  • Shelley July 26, 2011, 10:20 pm

    Oh how i love thee your! Leave it to you to come up with the yummiest meals that are so quick! Kudos! Hey does the hus know when you take his pic or is he so used to it he doesn’t notice? x

  • Shelley July 26, 2011, 10:22 pm

    Sorry don’t know where that ‘your’ came from. I clearly am very tired 🙂

  • Lindsey July 26, 2011, 10:57 pm

    Those chickpeas sound yummy and yes, easy! They are going on my “to make” list 🙂

  • Heather July 26, 2011, 11:17 pm

    I have all these ingredients in my house right now! Can’t wait to try it out.

  • Anna July 26, 2011, 11:34 pm

    HA! I love how as “secretary” you can legitimately crush on the boss….AND take him to bed every night 😉 Oh, and the recipe looks delicious too.

    • mel July 27, 2011, 8:48 am

      haha love this

  • Mary July 26, 2011, 11:34 pm

    You’ve had great meal posts lately! Everything looks so delicious! I haven’t seen any takeout on the blog in a while 🙂

  • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing July 27, 2011, 12:29 am

    Aw, cute husband shot! <3

  • Jackie @ That Deep Breath July 27, 2011, 12:42 am

    Wow great recipe! I’ve never tried roasting chickpeas, I have a feeling I need to try it!

  • Khushboo July 27, 2011, 4:27 am

    I love your simple recipes…and the fact that this was includes goats cheese!

  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 27, 2011, 4:31 am

    I love roasted chickpeas – I have them as a snack!

  • Ami@dashofcurry.com July 27, 2011, 6:37 am

    Hi! I am a long-time reader (I even went back to read your blog beginning to end!), but this is my first comment! I really love your grain/bean/veggie dinners– they’re very similar to the kinds of dinners I go for too. Another great marinade for chickpeas is lemon or lime juice and lots of cumin– very delicious!

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness July 27, 2011, 6:41 am

    I love this…admiring his serious face…i do that too with Tom, lol! 🙂 xyx

  • Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy July 27, 2011, 8:05 am

    I love chickpeas! I am going to have to try marinading them!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit July 27, 2011, 8:33 am

    I LOVE roasted chickpeas- that dressing for them sounds amazing!

  • allpointswhole July 27, 2011, 8:47 am

    This looks so good and I will definitely be making it!!

  • Baking N Books July 27, 2011, 8:51 am

    Love how you incoporate the grains into it as well. Good balance. Although I always see these posts late after I eat my own dinner and am too full to look at food!

  • Molly @ RDexposed July 27, 2011, 9:02 am

    How professional looking! Work it, work it-black pen only!

  • Fit Chick Britt July 27, 2011, 9:32 am

    These chickpeas sound wonderful!

  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy July 27, 2011, 9:34 am

    Very professional! Great photo.

  • Emily July 27, 2011, 9:59 am

    Oh YUM! That looks amazing!

  • Amy July 27, 2011, 10:25 am

    Stupid question– but are these chickpeas canned or dried? I’m thinking canned….but…..

    • Caitlin July 27, 2011, 10:27 am

      Canned 🙂

      • Amy July 27, 2011, 10:35 am

        mmmmmmmmmmmm thanks– I’m calling it dinner tonight!

  • Amber K July 27, 2011, 12:08 pm

    Looks yummy! I keep reading about roasted chickpeas and I haven’t yet tried them…hmmm something’s wrong here!

  • Gloria July 27, 2011, 10:25 pm

    Sweet chickpea recipe! I had the whole thing (minus cheese) for dinner. Quick and delicious.. Thanks!

  • Kate July 29, 2011, 9:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I had to improvise on some ingredients (used lime instead of lemon and honey mustard instead of dijon). It was a hit in my house! 🙂

  • Heather August 4, 2011, 12:04 am

    I made this tonight and it was awesome! Thanks for the great recipe. I posted about the deliciousness on my blog: http:biggoalsforabiggirl.blogspot.com/2011/08/yummy-yummy-chickpeas.html

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