I LOVE chickpeas…however my son needs some encouragement in this department…he “thinks” he hates them.. but this is coming from someone who eats those awful “corn nuts” by the bag full! So how can you not LOVE chickpeas I ask?
So in an effort to “create” corn nuts…healthy ones…I found this recipe for
Spicy Chickpeas online..and decided to give it my twist…
1 can of Chickpeas
1 Tab olive oil
1 1/2 Teaspoon of Hungarian Paprika
1 1/2 Teaspoon of Cumin
1 1/2 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
1 1/2 Teaspoon of Garlic powder
1 teaspoon Hot pepper flakes
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 Teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat over to 425 degrees…
Wash beans..and pat dry with a paper towel…in a bowl, mix beans with olive oil..set aside.. mix all spices
well and pour over beans in oil. Place parchment paper on baking dish and spread covered beans in single layer on pan..Bake for 45-60 minutes until brown and crispy. Half way through cooking time..use spatula and turn chickpeas once.
These are not for the faint at heart…they are spicy…and really pack a punch! If you don’t like yours that spicy.. I suggest you leave out the hot pepper flakes… these are a great snack..but they would also be wonderful in a salad..in place of croutons! BON APPETIT !
3 weight Watchers points for 1/2 cup serving..