spice-roasted chickpeas

In munchie on February 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm

happy monday. don’t forget that all readers are welcome and encouraged to submit guest blogs. no pressure, it doesn’t have to be anything fancy – your favorite dump-and-guess dinner, restaurant review (anywhere in the world!), recipe handed down from mom, handiest kitchen toy… whatever strikes your fancy.

if chocolate hummus isn’t your thing, here’s another unique snack to make with chickpeas. (which, incidentally, are extremely high in protein.)

start by draining a can of chickpeas, and mixing up your spice mixture. i used 2 teaspoons garam masala, 2 teaspoons curry powder, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.

toss your chickpeas in one tablespoon of olive oil, then gently coat with the spice mixture.

spread the peas out in one even layer on a lined baking sheet (for easier clean up and no sticking. you can use tin foil, parchment, silpat…) and bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for about 40 minutes or until they are crispy all the way through.

the first taste test proved that i should have added salt, so i tried to sprinkle it on at the end. unfortunately, it didn’t stick well at that point and just wasn’t quite the same. i recommend adding at least a 1/2 teaspoon of salt to your original spice mixture, or more to taste.

recipe can be doubled or tripled depending on how may guests you expect. i’d store in an airtight container… if you have any left!

  1. Oooh, chickpeas are next on my list. I just picked up my first bag of garam masala from an Indian grocery down the street, so this looks like destiny! Thanks for leaving your link :)

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