Simple Roasted Chickpea Snack

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Simple Roasted Chickpea Snack
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 21, 2023

Crunchy and flavorful, these roasted chickpeas make for a healthy and satisfying snack. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal preparation, you can enjoy this tasty treat anytime. The chickpeas are seasoned with a savory blend of spices and roasted to perfection, resulting in a crispy exterior and a soft and creamy interior. Whether you're looking for a nutritious on-the-go snack or a delicious addition to your appetizer spread, these roasted chickpeas are sure to please.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans chickpeas (15 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel.
  3. In a bowl, combine the chickpeas, olive oil, sea salt, garlic powder, paprika, cumin, and black pepper. Toss until the chickpeas are evenly coated with the spices.
  4. Spread the chickpeas in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Roast the chickpeas in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until they are crispy and golden brown. Shake the baking sheet halfway through cooking to ensure even browning.
  6. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the chickpeas cool for a few minutes. They will become crispier as they cool.
  7. Transfer the roasted chickpeas to a serving bowl and enjoy them warm or at room temperature. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Interesting Facts

  • Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are packed with protein and fiber, making them a nutritious snack choice.
  • Roasted chickpeas can be customized with your favorite spices and seasonings, such as chili powder, smoked paprika, or curry powder.
  • These chickpeas are a great alternative to processed snacks, as they are baked instead of fried, reducing the amount of added fats.
  • Roasting the chickpeas at a high temperature helps to achieve the perfect crunch while retaining their creamy texture inside.