May 16, 2016

by Mankato Clinic

If you’re looking for something different to add to your salads or to eat on the go, try this healthy oven roasted chickpea recipe!


2 15-ounce cans chickpeas
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt
2 to 4 teaspoons spices, or finely chopped, fresh herbs (chili powder, curry powder, cumin, smoked paprika etc.)


1: Heat the over to 400°. Place oven rack in the middle.
2: Rinse the chickpeas and pour into a strainer, rinsing thor-oughly under running water.
3: Pat the chickpeas dry with a clean dishtowel or paper towels. If you have time, leave them to air-dry for a few minutes. Re-move any chickpea skins that come off while drying.
4: Spread the chickpeas in an even layer on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, making sure the chickpeas are evenly coated.
5: Stir the chickpeas or shake the pan every 10 minutes. They’re done when golden and slightly darkened, dry and crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.
6: Sprinkle the spices over the chickpeas and stir to coat even-ly. Serve while the chickpeas are still warm and crispy. Eat alone, with a salad or over soup.