Roasted Spiced Chick Peas

Instead of nibbling on the same-old snack food or appetizer, try something with a healthy twist. 

Roasted Spiced Chick Peas
Roasted Spiced Chick Peas
Ingredients:
1-15 oz. can chick peas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed, dried, and skins removed
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. Spice Mix, or to taste (see recipe below)
Dash of kosher salt
Directions:



1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Be sure to drain, rinse, remove skins and pat chick peas dry before combining with other ingredients.
3. Place chick peas in a mixing bowl. Toss with olive oil, spice mix until chick peas are well-coated.
4. Spread chick peas on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer.
5. Bake about 40 to 50 minutes, stirring once, until chick peas are golden. Sprinkle with kosher salt.

6. Serve warm or at room temperature.

NOTE: The centers will will a bit soft. If you prefer a crispier product, bake a little longer, but if you value your teeth, don’t over-do it!


Spice Mix:
Yield: 3+ Tbsp.
Ingredients:
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander seed
1/2 tsp. sweet paprika
1/4 tsp. allspice
dash cayenne pepper



Directions:
Stir together until well-blended. Reserve unused portion of spice mix to season soup or cooked vegetables. Store leftover spice mix in a zippered plastic bag.

NOTE: Get creative with the spice mix – try adding chili powder, cinnamon, cloves, ground ginger, or whatever flavor combination suits your taste buds!









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2 Comments

  1. Bonnie Gross October 1, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Sounds yummy. How do you remove the skins? I've never skinned a chick pea!

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  2. Anonymous October 1, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Removing skins from chickpeas is a snap. Once rinsed, the skins slip off as you gently rub them between your fingers or in paper toweling. Just be patient!
    Robyn

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