Thursday, February 7, 2013

Recipe: Roasty Toasty Chickpeas!

The other day I was craving a nice snack when I came across a can (okay...more like 6 cans) of chickpeas in my pantry.  I certainly didn't feel like venturing out of the house since that would mean I'd have to take off my pjs and probably put on a bra (ack) so I thought I'd try roasting up one of the cans of beans and hopefully satisfy my hunger while I'm at it! The result? Amazingly delicious toasty chickpeas with minimal effort! Hooray! Just look how tasty they look:

Nummers! Hetty seemed to enjoy our homemade snack just as much as I did so I thought I'd share my made up recipe with all of you in case you have a pantry full of beans to get rid of too!

Roasty Toasty Chickpeas

- 1 can chickpeas
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- some heafty dashes of spice of your choice (ex. season salt, pepper, cayenne, taco, curry, cinnamon - you name it!)

I'm sure you can tell how simple this one is from the ingredient list but just in case here's how I did it:

Preheat the oven to 425 F. Open your can of chickpeas and drain and rinse them.  Throw them in a bowl and pour on the tbsp of olive oil. I then added a big dash of season salt and a good tbsp of taco seasoning (enough to coat the chickpeas) and stirred it all up with a spoon.  Next I lined a cookie sheet with aluminum foil (I do detest scrubbing pans) and spread the chickpeas out to make a thin layer. I then threw them in the oven for 15 minutes, then flipped them over and baked the other side for an additional 15 minutes. That's it! Pull them out, let them cook a smidge and enjoy! 

Yaaayyy! Best of all - you can modify your spices to get whatever flavour your heart desires. I will be sure to experiment on my remaining 5 cans of beans in my cupboard and let you know. What do you think? Do you roast your own chickpeas? What flavour are you dying to try? 


  1. I can't wait to try this... Also, I am happy that I am not the only person who views putting on a bra as a deterrent from leaving! :)

  2. Oooh seasoning salt. MSG is so delish. I had a Korean guy tell me once that his grandma told him the whole point of MSG was to open up your tastebuds so that things taste better. I'd have to agree.

    I'll try this to see if my horrible child will eat them.