Thursday, September 1, 2011

Roasted Chickpeas Two Ways

As you know, I have a long-time love affair with hummus.  Yesterday I went to clean out the pantry and discovered that we had over a dozen cans of chickpeas! Every time I'm at the grocery store I throw a few cans in the cart.  I mean, I make hummus almost weekly, but there was no way we needed that many cans of chickpeas on hand!  I knew that I could add some chickpeas to a few salads, but what else could I do with them?

I roasted them!  Roasting chickpeas is a healthy alternative to the fried chickpea recipes I kept uncovering.  They are a great protein source, but also a very good source of folic acid, iron, fiber & manganese.

Always a fan of the fantastic salty sweet combination, I tried out a garlic cumin sea salt with a dash of white pepper version, and a delicious honey cinnamon version.  It's hard to say which one I liked better.  My advice is make both and you will have options depending on your mood!



Ingredients - Garlic, Cumin & Sea Salt

These are approximate measurements.  Use your own judgement when adding these spices.  If you like cumin go heavier, or if not a big garlic fan, go lighter. 

1 can of chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2-3 pinches white pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground sea salt
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil



Ingredients - Honey & Cinnamon

1 can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
3-4 tablespoons of honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Method

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Rinse each can of chickpeas under cool running water in a strainer.  Some of the chickpea casings may come off.  That is okay.  You can try to remove them by lightly rubbing your fingers over each bean or leave them on.  (It won't affect the taste or texture, I left most of mine on).

You will need a separate bowls for each chick pea mixture.  In each bowl, add a can of chickpeas followed by the olive oil or honey.  Continue to add the rest of the spices for each chickpea mixture.

Evenly coat the chickpeas in it's mixture.  Place chickpeas on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.  I found it helpful to turn the chickpeas every ten minutes so they don't burn on one side!

Let cool to room temperature.  You will know they are done when you taste one and its crunchy all the way through! 


Enjoy!!  And follow me on Twitter @CheesePlease531

27 comments:

  1. MMM sounds so yummy! Definitely going to try this out. How long do these stay fresh? They're supposed to be crunchy-ish, correct?

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  2. These sound delicious! I'm going to have to try the garlic cumin and sea salt one immediately!

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  3. Can't wait to try...I made my last batch in toaster oven. When nicely crunchy, I spray with olive oil and sprinkle on cayenne pepper....

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  4. Tried these!! Fantastic!! Thanks so much for expanding my knowledge of how to prepare chickpeas besides Hummus...Love these!!

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  5. Thank you!! Elysia - The chickpeas stay fresh for about a week if you store them in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. But at my house, they were gone much faster than that!!

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  6. Thank you for all the comments! I love the idea of whipping these up quickly in a toaster oven. And so happy they turned out well for you guys!!

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  7. Do you put the chickpeas in the bowls in the oven or do you just mix them in the bowls and then put them on the sheet?

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  8. Anna, you mix them in the bowls first, and then spread the chickpeas out on a cookie sheet for baking.

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  9. These are in the oven as I write... just used some pre-mixed garlic seasoning, hoping I didn't use too much. But the house smells delicious!

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  10. My husband discover humus from the South Beach Diet. We've never had the same flavor twice. I'll introduce him to this delicious snack. What a great site....I'm planning on making the flatbread, too. It seems all the recipes for flatbread require a resting time...interesting. Thank you.

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  11. Thanks Linda!! Hope you and your husband enjoy them!

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  13. I'm making the honey roasted ones right now and my kitchen smells yummy!!

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  14. I used one whole can and mixed them half and half. I would love to give these to my 13 month old. Let me know what you think will happen when they go in the baby bullet .... And wish me luck lol! Thanks for the great idea!

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