I cannot stop eating these tasty and crunchy little roasted chickpeas! They are a healthy & cheap snack and are extremely simple to make.
Happy Friday! Here’s to more than one day of consecutive sunshine, mid-70 degree weather in the weekend forecast and it finally being the part of the week where it is socially acceptable to drink before 5pm!
While I don’t have any major plans this weekend, when I look at my summer calendar and see how almost every weekend until late July is booked, I am grateful for a slow weekend!
My last name change is official this week and I have mixed feelings so far. First of all, the amount of steps you have to take it get it changed legally are overwhelming! And then you have to change your name in at least 37 places. Bank accounts, insurance, car title, at your place of work…literally I could go on for days. Don’t get me wrong, I am super excited to be married and have a common name with my husband but I kind of really liked my name. I mean it was mine for 26 years so…
There have been a few suggestions from people that I know to hyphenate my name. I cannot remember for the life of me which comedian that I heard talk about this in one of their shows but they pointed out the conundrum of living in a world where children have hyphenated names. What if they marry someone with a hyphenated name?! Do their children then have four last names? Do they only take one last name from each parent? But which ones do they choose? Do they take all four last names and combine them into one last name?
Mehhhh! These are the things that I think about. And I cannot turn it off.
On a much simpler note… roasted chickpeas! Let me start with the fact that I have never eaten a chickpea before in my life before trying these. While I don’t consider myself to be a picky eater, I have tried a lot of new recipes lately and have not fallen in love with many. This one however, did not disappoint!
These little golden nuggets are not only easy to make (two-steps!), but they are also healthy! And when I say healthy I mean that they are high in potassium, protein and fiber. And only approximately 220 calories for the entire can!
As if those weren’t good enough reasons to make this recipe, another bonus is that canned chickpeas are cheap! I got one 15.5oz can at Target for $0.77. This makes about 2 cups.
When it comes to people who want to eat healthy, price and convenience are usually huge concerns. A bag of chips costs $3-$5 and takes literally zero effort to get them into your mouth. While these roasted chickpeas take a little more effort (and by effort I mean open the can and turn on the oven), they are cheaper than a bag of chips and keep you fuller longer. I keep these in a glass storage container in my desk at work and munch on them when I get the 9:30, 11:00 and 2:00 munchies.
This recipe is extremely easy to double or even triple to make a large batch for the week for the family. I literally cannot say enough good things about these roasted chickpeas! Look for different flavored recipes coming soon!
- 1 (15.5 oz) can chickpeas (or garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
- 2 tbsp olive oil or melted coconut oil
- 3 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- Preheat your oven to 360F. Take your drained and rinsed chickpeas and blot with a paper towel until they are mostly dry. You do not want them to be sopping wet.
- Place the chickpeas and oil in a bowl and toss to coat.
- Sprinkle the smoked paprika and salt over the chickpeas and again, toss to coat.
- Spread the chickpeas on a parchment paper or slip-mat lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 40 minutes. Take the sheet out of the oven every 15 minutes to stir the chickpeas.
- Once baked, allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container.