These spiced crispy roasted chickpeas are very healthy and easy to make. I love them as a snack but also a great addition to salads and cream soups. They do not last very long (they get soft) so make small batches. You will love them.
Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans. They are loaded in protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. They are a great substitute for meat and are very tasty.
You can also fry chickpeas. Check out this delicious recipe Fried Chickpeas .
Chickpeas are also used in Hummus , which is another healthy snack.
This is what you are going to need for these spiced crispy roasted chickpeas –
2 – 15.5 oz. (439 grams) cans of chickpeas (garbanzos)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon paprika
3 teaspoons olive oil
Heat oven to 400 F (200 C).
Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Leave them in a colander for 10 to 15 minutes allowing to continue draining. We need them to be dry.
Place the chickpeas inside an aluminum foil lined roasting pan. Spread them out into a single layer. Dab the chickpeas with a paper towel. Try to dry them as much as possible. Remove any extra skins and discard.
Place the pan into the oven for 15 minutes.
Mix all the spices in a small bowl.
Remove the chickpeas from the oven and roll them around with a fork. Carefully drizzle the olive oil, a teaspoon at a time. You want to get all the chickpeas covered but not drenched. Roll around with a fork.
Evenly sprinkle the spices on top. Roll around with a fork until all the chickpeas are coated.
Return the pan to the oven and cook for another 10 minutes. Remove and roll chickpeas with a fork. Return to the oven. Cook for another 15 to 20 minutes until the chickpeas are crispy and crunchy.
Turn off the oven and slightly open the oven door. Allow the chickpeas to cool down in the oven. Remove and enjoy!