Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

I am a big time snacker. When I get home after a long day my snack is basically a meal. I’m not kidding. That is why it is important for me to keep healthy snacks on hand so that I don’t binge out on chips or something just because they are readily available and require no work on my part to make . 

If you are like me and enjoy salty and crisp snacks (like chips), then this recipe is for you. I love snacks with a little bit of saltiness and a good crunch, but I hate the way that chips and crappy junk food like that make me feel. Since I am a lover of chickpeas as well as snacks, my discovery of roasting chickpeas until they are perfectly crisp and delicious was a life changer.

Roasted chickpeas are super versatile, I mean you can really put anything on them. I’ve even heard of salt and vinegar chickpeas before! Yes, I may be giving you specific ingredients and instructions in this recipe, but this is just my personal preference when it comes to roasted chickpeas. I welcome you to channel your inner chef and get creative with your seasoning combinations.

xx

-Ashley

 

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Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

Makes 1 cup

1 can or 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon chipotle pepper (optional)

Sea salt and fresh pepper to taste

 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Dry the chickpeas with a paper towel, then transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Toss the chickpeas with oil, spices, salt and pepper until evenly coated.
  3. Pop the tray in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the chickpeas are golden-brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. The chickpeas will crisp up as they cool.
  4. Store in an airtight container and enjoy for up to one week.