Healthy Recipes > Roasted Chickpea Snacks

18 Jul 2011

Roasted Chickpea Snacks 

Crispy, crunchy and delicious, this snack is as easy to make as it is fun to eat, with few ingredients (and minimal prep mess).

Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans. They're low in calories and fat but high in fiber. One serving provides about 20% of your recommended daily value of natural dietary fiber. Chickpeas are also a good source of protein, offering 7 grams per half-cup. The spicy & savory flair comes from our organic cumin and Himalayan crystal salt, which lightly coat the chickpeas with the help of organic olive oil.  We show other options for variations on the recipe.

The real trick to perfect Chickpea Snackers, however, is letting them roast long enough in the oven, turning/shaking them often and then allowing them to fully cool before you zip them up in a bag or seal them off in a food storage container. 

Ingredients [underlined items available at The Well]:

1 can (15.5 oz) Eden Foods organic Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas)
1 teaspoon ground cumin  [other ideas: pinch of smoked paprika, garlic powder, or mesquite seasoning] 
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Himalayan or Kosher salt

Heat oven to 350° F.
Toss all ingredients together in a bowl. Pour onto a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
Bake until crunchy, about 45 minutes; check on them frequently and stir or shake to ensure even roasting.
Let fully cool before covering to avoid losing the crunchy texture.
Eat as a snack or sprinkled on a salad.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Breakdown (per serving):
Calories 146, Fat 4 grams, Protein 6 grams, Sodium 597 mg, Carbohydrates 20 grams, Fiber 4 grams 


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