Chickpea "Nuts"

Your new favorite low-fat snack.

Photo by cdbos s.

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

50

minutes

SERVINGS

2

cups

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

50

minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

Ingredients

  • Your new favorite low-fat snack.

  • LEVEL: EasyYIELD: 2 cups

  • Ingredients

  • Original

  • 2

    15-oz. cans chickpeas

  • 2

    tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/4

    tsp. salt

  • 1/4

    tsp. pepper

  • Honey-Sesame (add following ingredients to Original recipe)

  • 2

    tbsp. honey

  • 1

    tbsp. sesame oil

  • 1

    tbsp. sesame seeds

  • 1

    tbsp. sugar

  • 1/2

    tsp. garlic powder

  • 1/2

    tsp. five-spice powder

  • BBQ (add following ingredients to Original recipe)

  • 1

    tsp. dark brown sugar

  • 1/2

    tsp. ground cumin

  • 1/2

    tsp. ground paprika

  • 1/2

    tsp. garlic powder

  • 1/2

    tsp. chili powder

  • Masala (add following ingredients to Original recipe)

  • 1/2

    tsp. garam masala

  • 1/2

    tsp. ground cumin

  • 1/2

    tsp. ground ginger

  • 1/4

    tsp. cayenne (ground red) pepper

  • Spicy Buffalo (add following ingredients to Original recipe)

  • 1/4

    c. cayenne pepper hot sauce

  • Maple-Cinnamon

  • 2

    tbsp. maple syrup

  • 2

    tsp. sugar

  • 1

    tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1/4

    tsp. ground nutmeg

  • Parmesan-Herb

  • 1/4

    c. finely grated Parmesan

  • 1

    tsp. garlic powder

  • 1

    tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1

    tsp. loosely packed lemon zest

Directions

Original Recipe: Rinse and drain chickpeas; pat very dry with paper towels, discarding any loose skins. On large rimmed baking sheet, toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast at 425 degrees F for 30 minutes until crisp, shaking occasionally. Remove from oven and transfer to bowl; toss with seasonings if desired. Chickpeas with continue to crisp as they cool. Honey-Sesame: Follow Original Recipe instructions, then toss roasted chickpeas with remaining ingredients. Return to oven for 5 minutes until caramelized and crisp. BBQ: Follow Original Recipe instructions, then toss roasted chickpeas in brown sugar, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and chili powder. Masala: Follow Original Recipe instructions, then toss roasted chickpeas in garam masala, cumin, ginger, and cayenne. Return to oven for 5 minutes until dry and crisp. Spicy Buffalo: Follow Original Recipe instructions, then toss roasted chickpeas in cayenne pepper hot sauce. Return to oven for 5 minutes until dry and crisp. Maple-Cinnamon: Follow Original Recipe instructions, then toss roasted chickpeas in maple syrup, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Return to oven for 5 minutes until caramelized and crisp. Parmesan-Herb: Follow Original Recipe instructions, then toss roasted chickpeas in Parmesan, garlic powder, rosemary and lemon zest.

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