Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are perhaps one of the oldest legumes on earth. Popular in numerous cultures and countries around the world, they are loaded with fiber, protein, iron and good for you phosphorus.
We enjoy them in hot and cold salads, stews and casseroles, as hummus, or for a low fat healthy snack try them spicy and crunchy like this…..
Spicy Crunchy Chickpeas
1 16 oz can of chickpeas
Your favorite seasoning
Olive oil cooking spray
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
After rinsing, dry the chickpeas by laying them out on a paper towel covering a dishtowel. Let them sit for at least 10 minutes until mostly dry.
Place chickpeas in a large bowl and add 1 tbsp olive oil, toss well.
Sprinkle with your favorite seasoning. I use salt, garlic salt, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper. The seasoning options are endless, you could use - garam masala, Parmesan cheese, herbs and the list goes on.
Place seasoned chickpeas on a rimmed baking sheet sprayed lightly with olive oil cooking spray.
Bake until golden and crunchy for 30-40 minutes, stirring a few times during cooking.
Enjoy while warm but don't save them for too long, they tend to get stale after a day or so.