Smokey Roasted Chickpeas
Craving a savoury snack? These roasted chickpeas will hit the spot without ruining your healthy eating plan.
Why Eat Chickpeas?
Chickpeas may seem like just another boring canned legume, but they are an actual superfood. Chickpeas are a rich source of plant-based protein, dietary fibre, and iron, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, B vitamins, and magnesium.
Being both low GI and low fat, chickpeas are the perfect guilt free snack and the high fibre content will keep you feeling full in between meals.
A cup (about 164 grams) of boiled chickpeas contains the following nutrient values:
Lets get to the good part – making roasted chickpeas!
- 1x 420g Can of Chickpeas
- 1x Tablespoon of Olive Oil
- 1x Teaspoon of Smoked Paprika
- Himalayan Pink Salt (to taste)
- Preheat your oven to 190 Degrees Celsius
- Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
- Cover a large flat baking tray with baking paper.
- Spread the chickpeas in a single layer across the tray.
- Bake the chickpeas for 30 minutes.
- During cooking time take the tray out and shake it a few times to ensure the chickpeas cook evenly.
- Remove the cooked chickpeas from the oven and place them in a large bowl (NOTE: Leave the oven on as you will need to add them back in shortly).
- Add the olive oil, smoked paprika and salt and toss well to coat the chickpeas.
- Place the coated chickpeas back onto the baking tray and put in the oven for another 15 minutes or until golden and crispy.
- Allow the chickpeas to cool off and then enjoy!
Other Delicious Flavour Variations
You can really season the chickpeas how ever you like. Some great alternatives we’ve seen include:
- Cumin, garlic and lime juice.
- Cayenne pepper, chilli flakes, and salt.
- Sesame seeds, garlic and seasame oil (in place of olive oil).
- Cinnamon and honey (for a sweet fix).
Store in an airtight container for a week. We recommend keeping the container in the fridge to maintain a crispy texture.
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