Thursday, April 13, 2017

Roasted Chickpeas


My friend Anna over at Herding Cats & Burning Soup, recently posted a recipe using roasted chickpeas. It sounded good so I thought I'd try them as well. I only did a handful of them the first time to see if I liked them, which I did and then added them to my salad for lunch. 

What to do:

Rinse the chickpeas and then pop them out of their skins. Toss them in a little olive oil, and whatever seasoning you like. I tossed these in a little Cumin, Chili Powder, Salt and Pepper. Roast them in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until crunchy. 

They add a nice crunch to a lot of different dishes. So far I've added them to salad and tacos. I put the leftovers in the refrigerator to see if they would lose their crunch and they aren't as good as leftovers so I would recommend roasting a little at a time and use them freshly roasted.

Have you tried this? Will you?

27 comments:

  1. I have no idea if I have ever even had them

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  2. These sound great. I love chickpeas and use them a lot. The crunch in these ones would add great texture.

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  3. I haven't tried them, but sound good. Where do you get the chickpeas?

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    1. We found them in the grocery store. They are also called Garbanzo Beans.

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  4. I do garbanzo crunches all the time because they travel so well and are killer yummy. Enjoy yours, you can do so many combos. Though I don't use any oil in mine, anymore. Used to but found I liked them better with one less ingredient. Ah .. yum in my tum.

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    1. I'll have to try that as well.

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    2. I air dry mine the night before in the fridge and coat them right before going in. But... I eat very little salt or oil so I'm used to that taste. Four years ago, I would not have liked them with so little fat and salt.

      Happy Weekend and boogie boogie.

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  5. Crunchy beats soft food at our sea, but you know I always stick to the same old same old lol

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  6. I thought this was a really cool idea when I saw it over at Anna's but I haven't actually tried the recipe yet. Thanks for the reminder! Hugs...

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    1. You're welcome. I hope you like it as much as I did.

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  7. Yay! I really liked these, too. They do add a nice little extra to a taco. I'll have to try them in a salad :)

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    1. I've liked them in everything I've tried so far.

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  8. I have not tried these, but now I want to! I have seen bags in the store, but I picture them to be hard as rocks! Would you say they are hard or more like peanuts when you roast them?

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    1. When roasted they are more like peanuts. I bought a can of them and straight out of the can they re more like beans.

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  9. Yes, many people do thoroughly enjoy Chickpeas.

    I am so pleased you did too. The mix of a little cumin, chili powder and seasoning sounds good.

    My husband Eddie a Type 2 diabetic does find them a little too 'carby' and has to watch his blood sugar levels.
    Details on carbs are here should any of your readers want to know more.

    http://www.fatsecret.co.uk/calories-nutrition/food/chickpeas/carbohydrate

    All the best Jan

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    1. I was a little worried about the carbs too that's why I only used a few at a time in any one dish. Thanks for the info.

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  10. I like them in salad and pasta.

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    1. I like them in salad as well.

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  11. We eat a lot of hummus, but haven't eaten the chickpeas uncrushed, lol. Are you using canned chickpeas and rinsing them to take the skin off?

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    1. I've never had hummus but this was good. Yeah, I bought the canned kind and washed them and took the skins off.

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  12. I am definitely going to try this!

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  13. I love chickpeas and have tossed them in just about anything. I'm so glad you loved them.

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