spicy roasted chickpeas

In appetizers, baking, culinary experiments, ethnic food, gluten-free, snacks, vegan, vegetarian on 05.05.11 at 9:22 pm

snack attack? push aside those greasy potato chips and make room for these bite-sized morsels of spicy goodness. give chickpeas a chance. :)

unlike most people, i’ve never really taken a liking to chickpeas before and i’m not so crazy about hummus. but then, a few weeks ago, i came across an awesome recipe for roasted chickpeas by fellow foodie blogger alexa marsden. my eyebrow raised and feeling inspired, i knew that i just had to try out this recipe for myself. here’s my take on spicy roasted chickpeas… hope you enjoy!

– preheat oven to 350F

chickpea prep:
– 2 cans (2 x 398mL) organic cooked chickpeas (water-drained & air-dried in colander)

spicy seasoning:
combine the following ingredients in medium mixing bowl:
– 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil (evoo)
– 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
– 3/4 tsp coriander seed
– 3/4 tsp cumin seed
– 3/4 tsp garlic powder
– 1/2 tsp ground black peppercorns
– dash of sea salt

– add chickpeas to medium bowl & toss in seasoning

(tip: for extra-spicy seasoning, sprinkle another 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper on chickpeas.)

– place seasoned chickpeas on a single layer on baking sheet
– roast chickpeas on baking sheet for 35-40min at 350F
– at halfway point, remove chickpeas from oven and shake/stir chickpeas to flip. return to oven for remaining baking time.

food styling:
– spicy roasted chickpeas are great as a healthy afternoon snack, evening tapa, or as a yummy protein boost for your salad.

  1. I’ve only used chickpeas to make hummus, but love this idea!! These look/sound spectacular.


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