Healthy Snack: Roasted Chick Peas

Roast Chickpeas
Roast chick peas are are a healthy, delicious snack that is easy to make. If you roast them perfectly, they are crunchy on the outside, but have a somewhat creamy texture inside. The best thing about them is that you can customize them to your taste. The recipe below contains smoked paprika, cumin, and garlic – but you can add any spices or herbs you like!

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Chickpeas
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 Clove of garlic, minced
  • Salt/Pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 with a roasting pan on the middle rack
  2. Drain and rinse chickpeas
  3. Dry the chickpeas. You can rub them between paper towels, discarding the skin.
  4. Toss chickpeas with olive oil and salt
  5. Put chickpeas in the hot roasting pan, and bake for 18-20 minutes shaking the pan once or twice to move the chickpeas around.
  6. Remove the chickpeas, place in a medium bowl, and toss in your spices and garlic.
  7. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
  8. Let them cool just a bit, and enjoy.

As mentioned above, you can use any spice/herb combo you want! They are actually great simply tossed in salt. You can cook them a little longer for a crunchier texture, or a little less if you like them creamier.

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