Saturday, May 12, 2012

Roasted Chickpeas

Chickpeas are pretty fantastic. The name is great to say; it`s alternative name, Garbanzo Beans, is just as great to say!
They`re an excellent source of fibre, protein, iron and folate.

A 100g serving of them provides 165 calories, 7.6 g fibre, 8.9 g of protein, almost 3mg of iron, and .1 mg of folic acid. Outstanding. And they taste great.

Most of the production and consumption occurs in India, the Mediterranean, and Western Asia, but we should really follow their lead. Eaten on their own as a snack, simply made into hummus, transformed into falafels, socca flatbread, or, as in this post, roasted for a healthy treat!

Eat as much as you like! They`re great for you - easy to make, easy to eat, easy to change up.


1 can chickpeas (796ml)
1 tsp olive oil
Generous amount of Kosher salt
Generous amount of Smoked Paprika

Heat oven to 400 F. Rinse chickpeas and pat dry with paper towel. Spread evenly on cookie sheet. Pour olive oil over chickpeas and massage lovingly. Sprinkle salt and smoked paprika and shake to distribute evenly.
Bake for 15 minutes, shake pan to redistribute, and return to oven for another 15-20 minutes, until just turning brown.

Let cool for several hours, to allow the chickpeas to get a nice crunch on, and enjoy!.


Try subbing in sugar and cinnammon for the salt and paprika for a sweet treat.
Try switching paprika for onion powder, dill and a little balsamic vinegar!
The possibilities are endless. (Liv wants to try cake mix and sprinkles :) )

Let me know how this turns out for you, and if you try anything different!

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