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Chickpeas are nutrient-dense legumes commonly consumed in the northern regions of India. If you have a can of chickpeas sitting in your cupboard, make a great tasting, crispy snack out of them. Just roast in the oven, and chickpeas transform into a crispy, salty, savory, easy to eat by the handful, nutritious snack. Seems to be very addictive. Eat them instead of nuts and boost your fiber, protein and complex carbs intake. Very satisfying indeed! Try it out with this simple recipe.
|Serves||Preparation Time||Cooking Time|
|2 People||5 Minutes||30 Minutes|
- 2 cans chickpeas (15 ounces)
- 2 tbsp (tablespoons) olive oil
- 1/2 to 3/4 tsp (teaspoon) salt
- 2 to 4 tsp spices put together like chili powder, curry powder, garam masala, cumin, smoked paprika
- 1 tsp finely chopped fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme
Place an oven rack in the middle of the oven.
Heat the oven to 400°F.
Open the cans of chickpeas.
Pour the chickpeas into a strainer in the sink.
Rinse thoroughly under running water.
With a clean dishtowel or paper towels, pat the chickpeas till dry.
Spread the chickpeas out in an even layer on the baking sheet.
Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
Stir with a spatula or your hands to evenly coat the chickpeas.
Shake the pan or stir the chickpeas every 10 minutes. A few chickpeas may pop – that’s normal.
Test for doneness- the chickpeas will be golden, dry and crispy on the outside, and soft in the middle.
Sprinkle the spices and herbs over the chickpeas.
Stir to coat evenly.
Serve while the chickpeas are still warm and crispy, else on cooling, they will lose their crispiness.
Serving Size 1/4 cup (57 g)
|Calories||125||Calories from Fat||45|
|Total Fat||5g 7%||Saturated Fat||0g 0%|
|Cholesterol||0mg 0%||Sodium||25mg 1%|
|Carbohydrates||34g 11%||Dietary Fiber||14g 56%|
|Vitamin A||0%||Vitamin C||0%|
*Based on a 2000 calorie diet
- You can use chickpeas cooked with salt instead of the canned ones to make this recipe.
- Besides eating these chickpeas as a snack, you can toss them with salads or sprinkle over soup in place of croutons.