Before you bust open a bag of chips, check out this tasty recipe to satisfy your salt cravings! Roasted chickpeas make an uber-delicious, high-fiber snack certain to satisfy. The nutritious nibbles are good on their own, but taste amazing after spending some time in the oven.
Chickpeas feature a host of health benefits. They contain a strong dose of energy-boosting heart-healthy vitamins and minerals. They also aid weight loss, thanks to their high-fiber, low-glycemic profile. Flavorful and crunchy, these roasted chickpeas are a cinch to make! Simply toss the beans with olive oil and a few savory spices, bake to golden-brown perfection, and enjoy!
Yields: 6 servings | Calories: 139 | Total Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 368mg | Carbohydrates: 16g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Protein: 5g | SmartPoints: 4
- 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained, rinsed, and patted with paper towels to dry
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
After drying chickpeas, toss in a bowl with olive oil and salt. Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, until crunchy and golden.
Combine the remaining spices and sprinkle over the roasted chickpeas. Allow to cool slightly and enjoy!
If desired, loosely tint foil over the chickpeas to prevent popping while in the oven.
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