Roasted Chickpeas Anyone?

A few months ago, I saw a recipe for a salad that included roasted vegetables.  Included in the roasted vegetables were roasted chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans.  They were so delicious. I ate the remaining chickpeas as a snack and have continued to make them specifically for snacking (although, they are tasty in a salad). 

These are an ideal snack.  One serving has 12 g protein and 11 g of fiber!  You can’t beat that. Chickpeas are the staple of many foods,including hummus and falafel.   They are also inexpensive.  A single can costs less than $1.  My grocery store sells a can of organic chickpeas for $1.29 at full price, and $1 when they are on sale.  Who says you can’t afford to eat organic?

Roasted Chickpeas

Drain the can of chickpeas and toss them in olive oil and salt.  Roast them for 1/2 hour in a 400 degree oven, turning once.  You can’t get easier than this.



2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Heather on April 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Chris eats these all the time. He just threw them in the food processor this weekend with some red pepper, basil, olive oil and garlic and made homemade hummus. It was fantastic!


    • I usually also add tahini. Another tip…if you like your hummus real smooth like the brand Sabra (it thickens in the fridge), add some water when you’re food processing it.


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