Recipe: Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

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Lisa Cain, Ph.D. writes about healthy snacks on Snack-Girl.com. She is a published author, mother of two, and avid snacker. Check out her accompanying post here
 
I’m always looking for snacks that are healthy, salty, and crunchy. I love potato chips, and they aren’t easy to replace. But these roasted chickpeas are simple and nutritious — I find them crunchy and satisfying. Leave off the spice if you don’t like spicy food. Got a sweet tooth? You can make a sweet version with a sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon (instead of the cayenne and salt).
 

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Makes 4 servings

What You'll Need: 

1 15.5 ounce can chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans)
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

What To Do:

  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Drain and rinse chickpeas and put them in a bowl.
  3. Add oil, salt, and pepper to chickpeas and mix well. Spread them on baking sheet in one layer.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove pan, shake around to ensure that the chickpeas brown evenly, and return to oven for another 15 minutes until brown and crunchy.
  6. Enjoy warm or at room temperature!

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Lisa Cain
Lisa Cain, Ph.D. writes about healthy snacks on Snack-Girl.com. She is a published author, mother of two, and avid snacker.

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