Roasted Chickpeas

Do you have an Aunt?  Are you an Aunt?  Do you love your Aunt?  Does your Aunt love you, too?  Does she love chickpeas?  Mine does, too!!!  It’s National Send Your Aunt A Yummy Recipe Day!  Alright, I made that up but who cares!  Send a yummy healthy recipe to someone you love today!  Here is a tasty little nummy num…..Roasted Chickpeas.

My Aunt recently told me that she loves chickpeas and I agree; I like them, too.  But they can be bland sometimes and this recipe completely transforms this bean into a nut!  Isn’t that nuts!?!  Roasting the chickpeas at a high temperature makes them crunchy like nuts!  By the way, a chickpea is a garbanzo bean…..we’re talking about the same thing here.  Or as Miss Ava likes to call them “Banzo beans, I wike (like) them.”  Love it!!

Roasted Chickpeas

  • 2 Cups Chickpeas (dry and soaked or from a can)
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp All Spice
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Blot the chickpeas dry with a towel and place in a roasting pan.  Sprinkle on the oil and seasonings and stir together until combined.  Spread out into an even layer and bake.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes and stir after 10 minutes.  Once the chickpeas are crunchy remove from oven and allow to cool on the roasting pan for another 10 – 20 minutes.  These little chickpea “nuts” will last for about 2 days, so eat up!  They would be great added to salads!  And you can mix up the flavor by changing the seasonings.  Next time around I’m going to make these with Cajun seasonings.  

I used dried beans.  So I boiled them first in a big pot of water for about 45 minutes, until plump and tender.

Blot them dry with a cloth.

Sprinkle on the seasonings, stir and roast.

Happy Chickpea Munching, Aunt Judy!



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1 comment

  1. Yum, what a great and healthy snack!

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