ROASTED CHICKPEAS

Roasted chickpeas are great for a snack if you are trying to avoid any form of starches or carbs.  You can add them to your salads, soups or even just eat them on their own.  Add herbs and spices of your choice to create unique tasting varieties.

WHY ARE ROASTED CHICKPEAS GOOD FOR YOU?

Roasting chickpeas deepens the flavour and improves the texture which makes them appealable to people that are not particularly keen on eating them in their original cooked form.  They are also rich in vitamins and minerals and are a good source of protein and fibre and are low in fat.   Eating chickpeas on a regular basis may help reduce the risk of certain diseases and offer a variety of health benefits. 

Roasted Chickpeas

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

ChickpeasRich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, they offer a variety of health benefits including weight management, improved digestion, and may reduce the risk of certain diseases. Also because they are high in protein, chickpeas make a great protein replacement for those on a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Olive oilOlive oil is a great cooking choice as it is rich in monounsaturated fats and could potentially reduce the risk of cancer, strokes and heart disease. It also reduces inflammation that can assist in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Herbs and spicesHerbs have been used throughout the history of time to treat a variety of conditions and have remarkable health benefits.

SaltActs as an electrolyte in the body and assists with fluid balance, nerve transmission and muscle function.

HOW TO MAKE ROASTED CHICKPEAS

Firstly, preheat the oven to 400F / 204C.  In the meantime, drain and rinse the chickpeas.  Place some kitchen roll or tea towel in the bottom of the bowl and put the chickpeas on top and then pat them dry.  When you have absorbed as much of the water as you can, add the olive oil, herbs / spices and the salt to the bowl and give it a good stir round.

Take the roasting tray and cover it with tin foil.  When the oven is ready, put the chickpeas on the tray and place in the oven on the middle shelf.  Roast for 20-25 minutes but check on them from time to time and give them a little shake.  Some of the chickpeas may pop which is perfectly normal, if you do hear popping from the oven, then check on them and give them a shake again.  If you need to then turn the oven down a touch. 

Remove the chickpeas from the oven when they are nice and crispy.  Eat them warm or leave them to cool.

Add the nutmeg, salt, and black pepper and cook for a further 5 minutes on a low heat whisking continuously.  If you want to add nutritional yeast to the recipe then do it now.  Serve!

HOW TO STORE AND MAKE AHEAD

Roasted chickpeas are best to be eaten just after they have been cooked.  However if you don’t want to eat them all at once you can alway place them in a sealed container or jar and keep them in the pantry.  

They won’t be as crisp the next time you use them but are still a great addition to your meals or to snack on.

If you try this roasted chickpeas recipe or have a question, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.

 
Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are great for a snack if you are trying to avoid any form of starches or carbs.  You can add them to your salads, soups or even just eat them on their own.  Add herbs and spices of your choice to create unique tasting varieties. 
Eating chickpeas on a regular basis may help reduce the risk of certain diseases and offer a variety of health benefits. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Middle Eastern
Servings 4
Calories 127 kcal

Equipment

  • Roasting Tray
  • Tin foil
  • Bowl
  • Kitchen roll or tea towel

Ingredients
  

  • 400 g Chickpeas (cooked)
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tsp Herbs and spices of your choice
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400F / 204C
  • In the meantime, drain and rinse the chickpeas. Place some kitchen roll or tea towel in the bottom of the bowl and put the chickpeas on top and then pat them dry.
  • When you have absorbed as much of the water as you can, add the olive oil, herbs / spices and the salt to the bowl and give it a good stir round.
  • Take the roasting tray and cover it with tin foil. When the oven is ready, put the chickpeas on the tray and place in the oven on the middle shelf.
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes but check on them from time to time and give them a little shake. Some of the chickpeas may pop which is perfectly normal, if you do hear popping from the oven, then check on them and give them a shake again.  If you need to then turn the oven down a touch. 
  • Remove them from the oven when they are nice and crispy. Eat them warm or leave them to cool.

Notes

TOP TIP - Use whatever herbs or spices that you like to create unique flavours time after time

Nutrition

Serving: 50gCalories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 12.2gProtein: 5.5gFat: 5.4gSaturated Fat: 0.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2.5gSodium: 600mgFiber: 5.4gSugar: 0.1g
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