How to Roast Chickpeas for Easy Snacking

Here’s an easy basic recipe for roasting chickpeas/garbanzo beans, that you’ll want to make again and again. Crispy, crunchy chickpeas/garbanzo beans are a great and healthy snacking option. Think crunchy chickpeas, instead of popcorn, for your next Netflix binge. They’re also tasty used as a salad topping. 

You can embellish with your own savory toppings, for example, dried herbs, cumin or garam masala. You can even go sweet and try with some maple syrup instead of olive oil, or coat them with honey and cinnamon. Tons of options! 

How to Roast Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans 

One can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans (400g, about 220g when drained)
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
A pinch or two of course salt
1 tsp of any additional topping or seasoning - for example cumin, garam masala or dried herbs

Open your can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans and drain. You can use a sieve or colander to drain the chickpeas. Rinse under water, then leave to drain fully for a few minutes. 

In the meantime, preheat your oven to 190C. 

Ready a baking tray and line it with baking paper. Add the drained chickpeas/garbanzo beans. Drizzle over you extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle over some salt to taste. 

You can also add herbs and other seasonings at this point. Mix together well.

For example, a great option could be to add a teaspoon of dried herbs, or cumin, or garam masala. You can even go sweet if you're up to it!  

Bake at 190C for about 30 minutes. You can stir the chickpeas/garbanzo beans halfway, but they really are simple in that there's not really a need to look after them while they're cooking. They'll be beautifully golden brown and crispy/crunchy when done.

Take them out of the oven, and let the chickpeas cool a little before use. 

Use them on top of salads or as a healthy snacking option.


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