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Roasted Chickpeas

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Roasted Chickpeas
  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4
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Roasted Chickpeas

A quick, crunchy and savory snack made with garbanzo beans.

Ingredients

1
(15-ounce) can chickpeas or garbanzo beans
1
tablespoon olive oil
Salt, pepper, cumin, paprika and minced garlic (to taste)

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • 2 Drain and rinse chickpeas. Place chickpeas between 2 paper towels and rub to dry and remove skins. Place on a baking sheet.
  • 3 Drizzle chickpeas with olive oil and a few dashes of salt, pepper, cumin, paprika and garlic (or whatever spices you like/have on hand). Toss to coat.
  • 4 Bake 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chickpeas are golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven and serve.
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Roasted Chickpeas

As prepared by Girl Versus Dough,

I don’t know about you, but when I’m trying to maintain a healthy diet (hello, fast-approaching swimsuit weather!), my biggest threat is snack time.


Tell me you’ve been there – you’ve got about an hour or two before dinner and you need just a little something to tide you over. You look around… and you have two choices, like fruit and potato chips. Nine times out of 10, my greedy little hands will go for those potato chips. MUST EAT SALTY SNACK. It’s a sickness that sounds a lot like a caveman.

So instead of completely derailing your diet, I suggest having a larger variety of healthier options on hand. This is a no-brainer, of course, but it’s one that can be difficult to keep on track. These yummy Roasted Chickpeas are a super quick, super easy and super delicious snack to munch on in those threatening moments between meals. They’re fairly low in fat and calories but super high in fiber, protein and folate.

Here’s how to make them:

Drain and rinse a can of chickpeas

Drain and rinse a can of chickpeas. Easy enough.

Roll the chickpeas between two towels to dry and remove the skins

Then, roll the chickpeas between two towels to dry and remove the skins.

Chickpeas on baking sheet

Chickpeas roasting

Place chickpeas on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, spice ‘em up and toss to coat. I like using savory spices like salt, pepper, cumin, paprika and garlic, but you can put on a few dashes of whatever spice you love – cardamom, seafood seasoning, creole seasoning, dried herbs, cayenne pepper, chipotle chili powder…the list goes on.

Chickpeas roasted

Roast the chickpeas for a half hour or so, stirring occasionally, until they’re nice and golden brown and crispy (they’ll make a bit of a rattling sound on the baking sheet, too).

Finished roasted chickpeas

Remove them from the oven, let them cool just a bit so you don’t burn your face off, and serve. It’s that easy to make a homemade savory snack that will keep the caveman voice happy but won’t kill your diet.



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