The perfect snack….Roasted chickpeas!    

On Saturday night and me and my husband were watching a film and all I can think about was crisps and popcorn!

The following day I was making lunch and saw in my cupboard a tin of chickpeas! I had heard about roasting and flavouring these before and thought why not give it go.

Be warned these are delicious and very moorish! But the great thing about chickpeas is they are a legume and are packed full of protein and fibre! These are a great alternative to crisps and by adding your own ingredients gives people full control over the calorie content.

With only 15g of carbs per 100g this is a great low carb snack!

I have created two recipes which are equally tasty.
Smokey, sweet and spicy-

2 x Cans of chickpeas

1 x tsp of Cumin

2 x tbsp of Smoked Paprika

1/2 x tsp of Cayenne pepper

1 x tsp Honey

Salt and pepper

1 x tbsp of Olive oil

Garlic & Parmesan-

2 x Cans of chickpeas

2 x dessert spoons of finely grated parmesan

1 x tsp of garlic powder

1 x tbsp of olive oil


   

Method-

Heat your oven to 180-200 degrees.

Drain the chickpeas and lay them on kitchen towel to remove the excess moisture. Use a seperate piece of towel to rub the chickpeas to make sure all the moisture is removed.

Leave for 15 minutes to dry out.

Meanwhile you can make the seasoning of your choice above in a bowl.

Line a baking tray with a greaseproof paper and place the chickpeas on the tray.

Roast in the oven for 40 mins, turn the chickpeas every 10 mins by shaking the tray. This will help to make the chickpeas crispy.

I would check them after 30 minutes as they can burn easily if your oven is too hot.

They want to be a golden colour, I tested them by trying one. If they are done they should be slightly crispy.

Once cooked tip the chickpeas into the bowl of seasoning and mix to coat the chickpeas evenly.

Store in an air tight container or eat immediatley like we did. 😉

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