Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

In need of a snack? I got one for ya! Maybe you fancy chickpeas as much as I do – which is why you’ll love what’s coming next: crunchy roasted chickpeas straight from the oven that you can eat as a salad topping, in a soup or straight off the tray! All you need is a handful of ingredients as well as a hungry heart – I’m telling you, these make the perfect snack, my fellow foodies!  

chickpeas are so much more than hummus 

In what form do most of us eat chickpeas? That’s right: hummus. But what are they? Chickpeas, also referred to as garbanzo beans, are legumes. They aren’t just a good source of proteins (19%) but also contain fiber and minerals. Through their fiber and protein compounds, chickpeas help us to control our blood sugar levels and keeping us full for longer. Also, the fiber contributes to gut health and aids our digestion. More great news: chickpeas are easily found everywhere in the world and can be turned into spreads, dips, curries, breads and even cakes! I love me some chickpeas and speaking of which, let’s make some! 

 

Prep Time: 2 min

Cooking Time: 15-20 min

Total Time: 17-22 min

Servings: 2-3

For this recipe you will need:

1 can chickpeas (240g), drained

1 tbsp olive oil

¼ tsp cumin

¼ tsp smoked paprika

½ tsp oregano

pinch of chilli flakes

salt and pepper

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
  2. Dry the chickpeas with a kitchen towel and place on a baking tray. Add the olive oil, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, chili flakes, salt and pepper.
  3. Give everything a good stir and roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes or tuntil the chickpeas get golden and crunchy. 
  4. Serve them in a salad, as a soup topping or in a little bowl for you and your fellow foodies to snack! 



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