Best Air Fryer Mediterranean Chickpeas

Best Air Fryer Mediterranean Chickpeas

Crunchy air-fried Mediterranean chickpeas, which are prepared in less than 20 minutes, are my go-to easy way to increase my intake of legumes in my diet.


  1. Chickpeas (dry or canned)
  2. olive oil
  3. za’atar
  4. ground sumac powder
  5. harissa powder
  6. powdered garlic
  7. fine sea salt

These Mediterranean chickpeas can be made in two ways:

  • quickly by using a can of chickpeas
  •  more inexpensively by cooking dried chickpeas.

For this dish, here’s how to cook dry chickpeas in an instant pot:

  1. One cup of dried chickpeas should be soaked for at least ten to twelve hours.
  2. After draining, place the chickpeas in an instant pot with 4 cups of water and 1/2 tsp salt.
  3. After 23 minutes of high pressure cooking, execute a 20-minute natural pressure release . After finished, drain.

How should air-fried chickpeas be stored?

  • in a brown paper bag (three to five days) or in a glass jar with the top slightly unfastened and refrigerated.

How much time can they be kept in the freezer?

A single month.

How long should chickpeas be cooked in an air fryer?

I’ve reduced it to 390°F for a duration of 14 minutes using my air fryer. With my pressure cooker, I have an air fryer basket insert. When my sister-in-law attempted to cook my recipe, she had to lower the temperature to 375°F for 20 minutes because her air fryer heats up much more quickly than mine does. Thus, persevere; all you need to do is adjust to your air fryer. Adjust the heat and cook the chickpeas for a longer time, shaking or stirring them after five to ten minutes, if they seem to be cooking too quickly.

Ingredients For Best Air Fryer Mediterranean Chickpeas

  • 1.5 cups of cooked chickpeas or one (15 oz.) can
  • One tablespoon of spiced olive oil

For Spice

  • One teaspoon of Za’atar
  • Two teaspoons of ground sumac
  • One teaspoon harissa powder
  • A half-tsp of garlic powder
  • Half a teaspoon of fine sea salt

Directions For Best Air Fryer Mediterranean Chickpeas

  1. For three minutes, preheat your air fryer to 390°F.
  2. After draining, transfer the chickpeas to a small bowl. Incorporate the 1 tablespoon of olive oil by mixing thoroughly.
  3. After the air fryer has finished heating up, add the chickpeas and spread them evenly. Cook the chickpeas at 390°F for 14 minutes, shaking or stirring them after 7 minutes.
  4. NOTE: To achieve the same crunchiness, you will need to cook the dry chickpeas for a longer period of time if you have already cooked them. (Note: Since each air fryer is unique, check in after around 10 minutes.)
  5. As the chickpeas are cooking, prepare your spice mixture. In a small bowl, combine the za’atar, sumac, harissa powder, garlic powder, and salt.
  6. Once they have finished cooking, remove the chickpeas and put them in a bowl. Add your spice mixture, drizzle with a little olive oil, and toss to coat. Alternatively, you could combine them with the spices in a Tupperware container and shake it well.

Recipe Adapted From: Angely

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