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Roasted chickpeas snack recipe

To satisfy cravings and snacking urges, here’s a roasted chickpeas recipe that’s really easy to make.

This healthy, filling, and economical snack is perfect for using up surplus chickpeas in ways other than salads or soups.

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Yield: 2 cups

Roasted chickpeas snack

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tsp of olive oil
  • Spice blend to taste (Tex-Mex, Cajun, etc.)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place chickpeas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Coat well with olive oil.
  4. Add spices and toss to coat.
  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, depending on the power of your oven, stirring the chickpeas every 10 minutes or so.

Chickpeas are cooked when they are well toasted and no longer soft inside. It's normal for the peas to split during cooking.

Personalize your roasted chickpeas with a variety of seasonings

Roasted chickpeas

To adapt this recipe to your personal preferences, here are a few seasonings suggestions that go wonderfully with the flavor of roasted chickpeas:

  • Garlic: a timeless classic that adds a warm, intense aromatic touch.
  • Cumin: this essential spice of Oriental cuisine gives chickpeas an earthy, slightly sweet flavor.
  • Spicy spice blends: opt for a Cajun or Tex Mex blend for an explosion of piquant flavors that will awaken your taste buds.
  • Lemon or lime: their zest and juice add a pleasant freshness and a little acidity, balancing out the flavors.
  • Coriander: fresh or dried, it adds a slightly lemony note and a refreshing fragrance.

Why make this snack?

Roasted chickpeas

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, this recipe has the merit of being both economical and nourishing. And the benefits of chickpeas are numerous.

Rich in protein, fiber and minerals, they help you feel full, regulate blood sugar levels and maintain a healthy digestive system.

Salad with roasted chickpeas
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Did you know? Roasted chickpeas are also delicious added to a vegetable or green salad, for added flavor and crunchy texture.

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