Tuesday, February 07, 2012


So I have been searching online for different recipes on how to make roasted chickpeas {garbanzo}...most of them are pretty similar and are ridiculously easy to make. You just pop them in the oven...but you may feel stumped as to what kind of spices you should use for your roasted chickpeas and let me tell you, the possibilities from what I have seen - are endless.
At the end of the recipe I will tell you a bunch of different combinations that I have found on a few different websites. 

Another thing about roasted chickpeas is how you make 'em...some people like to toss them in oil before throwing them in the oven and others like to dry roast them and then toss them in an oily-herb mixture before serving in a bowl. Either way, I am sure you can't go wrong with the former or the latter. 

I am going to share with you the recipe that I found on steamykitchen.com.
Seriously guys...it is so simple and easy to make and HEALTHY for you! Apparently these little guys come out extra crispy and I am sure will disappear right before your eyes. :) 
I am definitely going to try these guys out this week. 
My tummy is rumbling just thinking about it. 
Glad I bought extra cans of chickpeas the other day. ;) 

Bon Appetit!

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas
"I highly recommend doubling a batch of Roasted Chickpeas, the bowl will be empty in 10 minutes! This is one of the simplest snack recipes - four ingredients and it starts with a can of chickpeas pulled from your pantry. You can use any spice blend - I'm really enjoying Creole or Cajun seasoning, but don't limit yourself there!"

One 15-ounce can garbanzo beans
1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
Spice blend of your choice

1. Preheat oven to 400F. 
2. Drain the can of garbanzo beans in a strainer and rinse with water for a few seconds to clean off the beans. Shake and tap the strainer to rid of excess water. Lay paper towel on a baking sheet, and spread the beans over. Use another paper towel to gently press and absorb the water on the beans. Roll the beans around with the paper towel to also remove the thing skin from any of the beans. Discard the skins and the paper towels. 
3. Drizzle the olive oil over the beans and use your hands or a spatula to toss around and coat. Roast for 30 to 40 minutes until the beans are a deep golden brown and crunchy. Make sure that the beans do not burn. 
4. Season with salt and spice blend. 

And here is a little blurb from www.thekitchn.com about dry roasting...just in case you were wondering. 

"It's been almost a year now since the entire food contingent of the internet went cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs roasted chickpeas. Since then home books have been tossing them in all sorts of flavours! Some are sweet while others are savoury, but no matter which one you choose, they all look dyno-mite!
We spent a ridiculous amount of time searching out different flavours to accompany the toasted nuttiness of The Chickpea. Everyone cooks them up just a little bit differently, from cooking times to flavourings, to actual cooking methods {dry roasting vs coating in oil}.
We're personal fans of dry roasting {no oil} and then toasting our spices in a pan and adding our olive oil to the spices right before the chickpeas come out of the oven, infusing the oil with all the tasty spicy/herb-y goodness. The residual heat of the chickpeas bakes the flavours in nicely as you toss it all in a bowl. No matter how you like em, they're super tasty, good for you and ridiculously easy to make!"

So here are a few different combinations you guys can try that I found from these two websites as well...
*Moroccan Spice Blend
*Garlic Powder, Chile Powder
*Curry Powder
*Garam Masala
*Cumin, Cinnamon, Smoke Paprika
*Cayenne, Cumin
*Garlic seasoned
*Garlic, Pepper, Rosemary
*Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, Chile Powder
*Tomato Juice, Curry Powder
*Brown Sugar, Rosemary, Cayenne Pepper
*Cinnamon, Cumin, Chipotle Powder, Smokey Sea Salt, Smoked Paprika
*Coriander, Cumin, Chili Powder, Sweet Paprika, Cinnamon, Allspice, Ginger, Cayenne Pepper
*Lime Juice, Chili Powder, Pepper, Cilantro
*Sage, Roasted Garlic
*Agave, Basil, White Pepper, Cinnamon
*Peanut Flour, Salt
*Maple Syrup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Nutmeg, Ginger, Cinnamon
*Honey, Cinnamon
*Apricot Jam, Wasabi Paste, Horseradish
*Tamari, Rosemary, Lemon Juice, Agave
*Tarragon, Fennel, Roasted Garlic, Honey, Lemon Juice

Like I said - you can find this information from the sites I got 'em from...which is once again - SteamyKitchen.com and TheKitchn.com.
The photo is taken from Steamy Kitchen's site. 
Looks delicious! :) 

Hope you enjoyed this healthy and simple recipe today!


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