Spice Roasted Chickpeas

3 Oct

A big realization from taking the Nutrition and Menu Planning course was that I wasn’t eating enough fiber in my diet.  Foods high in fiber not only help regulate the digestive system, but adds bulk to your diet, therefore making you feel full sooner.  In other words, eating more fiber helps me not overeat, and that’s key when you’re a food fanatic.

When searching for sources of dietary fiber, I quickly became a fan of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), also a good source of protein.  What can I say, I love hummus, especially when it’s super garlicky.  I ate carrots with hummus religiously for a midday snack.  But while I still adore hummus, my variety-loving taste buds were crying for a change of pace.  Enter spice roasted chickpeas, a quick and easy way to turn that creamy garbanzo bean texture into crunchy snack awesomeness.  Eating half a cup will kill those mid afternoon munchies, or use them as a substitute for croutons for a high fiber topping on your salad.

This recipe yields 3.5 half cup servings.

1-15.5 oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed, and patted dry (Make sure there are no visible traces of water when you pat dry, otherwise chickpeas will not get crunchy)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine dried chickpeas, olive oil, coriander, cumin, paprika, and salt in a ziplock bag.  Close and shake until spices coat chickpeas evenly.
  • Transfer chickpeas to foil lined baking sheet and roast in oven for 35-40 minutes until chickpeas are lightly browned and crunchy.

Nutrition Facts
Per 1/2 cup serving
as calculated by Sparkpeople Recipe Calculator

Calories 177 |Fat 5g |Cholesterol 0g |Carbohydrate 27g
Dietary Fiber 5g |Sugars 0g | Protein 6g

Vitamin B-6 28% | Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 4% | Iron 9 %

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One Response to “Spice Roasted Chickpeas”

  1. Shane 10/03/2010 at 4:23 pm #

    We just saw the same type recipe in Bon Appetit. We got some bulk garbanzos at Sprouts making hummus with half and spice roasted garbanzos with the other half

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