Chickpeas- the wonder snack

Hold it! Drop those Doritos! It seems like every time you need a snack it has to contain super high levels of salt and have little nutritional value, well not any more.  This recipes gives you two options to create a flavorful snack that will really stick with you, so you wont be hungry 5 minutes after you eat them.  These are great as a snack, but can also be used to spice up your salad or meal.

S&S Recipe (smokey and salty)

Ingredients:

  • chickpeas(from a can or bought dried and rehydrated)
  • chipotle powder
  • sugar
  • red pepper flakes
  • ground ginger
  • minced garlic

How to:

  1. preheat oven to 375
  2. lay chickpeas out on a lightly greased/sprayed cookie sheet
  3. if you have a mortar and pestle then use that to grind up seasonings if not put them in a baggy and smash them with a meat tenderizer
  4. use 3 dashes of chipotle, 2 dashes of garlic, 1 dash of ground ginger, pinch of sugar,and a  sprinkle of red pepper flakes
  5. once they are crushed, sprinkle all over the chickpeas, mixing them around to make sure they are properly coated
  6. sprinkle with salt and pepper
  7. then cook for 7 minutes, stir/ flip them and cook for another 7-10 minutes
  8. they will have a slight crunch on the outside but will be moist on the inside, you don’t want to over cook them or they will be dry
  9. eat hot or cold, or on top of salad.  store in the fridge
  10. enjoy!

Rosemary Garlic Recipe

Ingredients:

  • minced garlic
  • rosemary
  • basil
  • season salt
  • chickpeas

How to:

  1. preheat oven to 375
  2. in mortar or plastic bag add 3 shakes garlic, 3 shakes rosemary, 1 dash season salt, and 1 dash basil
  3. crush until broken up and mixed
  4. in a lightly greased/sprayed pan lay out chickpeas
  5. sprinkle the seasoning over the chickpeas making sure they are thoroughly coated
  6. then put in oven to cook for 7 minutes
  7. take them out and stir them then cook for another 7-10 minutes
  8. they will be golden on the outside and moist on the inside
  9. great for snacking or salads

One Comment Add yours

  1. Samantha says:

    such a satisfying snack, and a good source of protein!

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