Roasted ranch chickpeas

Try these roasted chickpeas for an easy way to incorporate more plant-based protein into your diet. Click here for the recipe!

The effects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can be significantly improved by eating a healthy, balanced diet which may reduce inflammation and stabilize blood sugar levels. Diet and lifestyle changes are some of the first steps you can take to manage your condition. However, we know that implementing these changes is easier said than done. That’s why Pollie's app comes with recipes, meal plans, and grocery lists to assist you!

You know Simona is all about easy recipes if you're a Pollie member. This recipe is an easy and versatile way to increase protein. Add roasted chickpeas to salads, grain bowls, or enjoy them as a snack to incorporate more protein into your diet.

Keep reading for the full recipe…

What you need to make this recipe

First, let’s go over the three simple ingredients you will need to make this recipe and how they can benefit your overall health. 

  • Chickpeas: Chickpeas are a great carbohydrate source for people with PCOS due to their fiber content and low glycemic index. There is evidence that chickpeas have a positive effect on blood glucose stabilization. With approximately 6 grams of protein per 1/2 cup, they are also an excellent source of plant-based protein.
  • Olive oil: The healthy fats in olive oil may reduce inflammation markers such as C-Reactive Protein, which is elevated in those with PCOS. Additionally, it is loaded with antioxidants, vitamin E, and vitamin K.
  • Ranch seasoning: Ranch seasoning, while not providing nutritional benefits, does nourish the body in another way. By seasoning recipes, you can enhance their flavor, making them more enjoyable to eat. 

Other ways to make this recipe

Recipes can always be tweaked to suit your preferences! You can try the following alternative ingredients:

  • Use avocado oil instead of olive oil
  • Experiment with other seasonings such as onion powder, garlic powder, rosemary, paprika, and nutritional yeast
  • Add red pepper flakes for a kick
  • Add maple syrup or honey for extra flavor

How to make this recipe 


  • 1 can chickpeas 
  • 1-2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning


  1. Prepare chickpeas by rinsing and patting them dry.
  2. Season with ranch seasoning and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Cook at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, tossing halfway through.
  4. Chickpeas are ready when they are crispy and lightly browned.
  5. Enjoy as a snack or toss on top of your favorite salad or grain bowl.

Simona Carputo


Simona is a Certified Health Education Specialist specializing in nutrition and health education. Simona is passionate about helping others develop a healthy relationship with food and manage chronic health conditions by implementing a non-restrictive approach to health.