Are you looking for an easy healthy snack you can make at home yourself? Are you also a fan of chickpeas? If you’re a fan of chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, but just can’t get your family or friends to like them too, try this easy-to-prepare recipe and soon you will have a fan club of chickpea addicts.
Did you know that chickpeas are full of nutrients? They’re not only filled with protein and fiber, but they also provide essential vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, vitamin K and vitamin B-6. Additionally, the bean is a popular dish throughout Europe and the Middle East.
With all the good news about chickpeas, why not try making this delicious, recipe for your next guilt-free snack or salad topper? It also makes a tantalizing accompaniment to any meal, or a fantastic dish that will keep your party guests coming back for more. Just grab your favorite spices, a can of garbanzo beans and some olive oil, and you’ll have a batch of mouth-watering crispy roasted chickpeas in no time.
- One 15-ounce can chickpeas or garbanzo beans
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 ½ tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ – ½ teaspoon each of paprika, cumin, cayenne, coriander and garlic powder. For extra spice, add curry and chili powder. Add more or less of these spices to suit your taste. For an extra spicy flavor, add 1/8 teaspoon crushed and dried chili peppers
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Then, spread the beans on a few paper towels to get them as dry as possible. Gently shake the beans around so that the water is absorbed and the beans skins loosen.
Dispose the skins and place the beans in a bowl. Sprinkle the oil, the salt and the pre-mixed spices over the beans and gently shake or toss to combine the ingredients completely. Lay the beans in a single layer on a parchment or foil-lined baking sheet and place in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes.
The beans are done when they are crunchy and golden brown. They can be baked for an additional 15 minutes if you prefer them to be crispier; however, be careful they don’t burn. Once they cool completely, you can store them in an airtight container for a day or two before they begin to lose their crispiness. They can make an easy healthy snack on the go. They also make a great salad topper. For a variation, you can sprinkle a thick layer of sugar and cinnamon on them instead of the spices.