Crispy Chickpea and Veggie Platter

by Smriti Sinha

This healthy and delicious recipe for a Crispy Chickpea and Veggie Platter is a perfect holiday snack under 500 calories. Packed with flavors and nutrients, it's an ideal choice for those looking to enjoy festive treats without overindulging.


  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup olives, sliced or whole (about 80 calories)
  • 1 small carrot, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup hummus (for dipping)
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (reduce to 2 tablespoons)
  • A pinch of dill (for yogurt dip)
  • Lemon zest (for garnish)


  1. Preheat Oven & Prepare Chickpeas: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Dry the chickpeas and remove loose skins.
  2. Season Chickpeas: Toss chickpeas with olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Bake Chickpeas: Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Prepare Veggies and Olives: Arrange the carrot, bell pepper, cucumber, and olives on a serving platter.
  5. Prepare Dips: Serve with hummus and Greek yogurt mixed with dill.
  6. Assemble & Serve: Add baked chickpeas to the platter, garnish with lemon zest, and serve.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: Approximately 450-500 (depending on portion size)
  • Rich in protein, fiber, and essential vitamins.  Olives add a burst of flavor and healthy fats to the dish.

This snack not only satisfies your hunger but also provides a nutritious boost to keep you energized and healthy during the holiday season. Enjoy this guilt-free treat with family and friends!

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