Recipe: Spicy, Roasted Chickpeas

I'm forcing myself to leave the kitchen...because I just made these & they're SO good!

I've been trying to eat healthier these days, but have found myself craving carbs, crunch & salt in the afternoons. I haven't given in, but have been searching for a healthier solution to satisfy all these cravings, in a healthy way.

Enter chickpeas. They're packed with nutrients, protein, good fats and are relatively low on the glycemic index. The dried variety are more nutritious than canned, but I used canned to make mine cuz that's all I had.

Here's how I did it (I didn't measure anything):
  • Can of chickpeas, rinsed & patted dry
  • Throw in a bowl & add olive oil, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, onion powder, garam masala, salt & pepper
  • Mix everything together so they're evenly coated with EVOO and spices, then spread on a cookie sheet
  • Stick in the oven at 450 for 30-40 minutes. (I checked it at 30 & took the really browned chickpeas out. Then cooked the rest for about another ten mins until they were slightly browned and crunchy)

Then I ate a handful :-)

They came out really good. They're super crunchy, spicy and just a tad salty.

Here's to hoping this will satisfy my 3pm carbohydrate craving tomorrow!



  1. oooooooooooooooh gonna try this!!! (but what's evoo?? lol I've heard it before but have no clue ...)

  2. you definitely should. They are such a great snack! EVOO = Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Let me know how they come out!