Friday, 25 July 2014

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

I posted a picture of my roasted chickpeas on Instagram the other day and Rinda asked if I would share the recipe. It was one of those make it up as you go along experiments. The oven was already on to cook the dinner and I had time on my hands. I’ve been trying to think up some healthier snacks and this fitted the bill.

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I used tinned chickpeas, which I rinsed well and then placed on a tea towel. I folded the other half of the cloth over the top and rolled them under my hands to dry. That removed any loose skins and I could easily pick them out.

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I put them in a roasting tin, lined with foil, sprayed with olive oil and dusted liberally with smoked paprika and powdered garlic. Followed by a couple of grinds of black pepper and a little sea salt, before placing in the oven at 200 C.

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After about 15 minutes I took them out and gave the tin a good shake to turn the chickpeas. Repeated after another 15 minutes and then removed from the oven after another 15 minutes, by which time they were nice and crisp and delicious. 24 hours on, the few I saved (in an air tight container) had gone soft so they want eating up. They’re very moreish and somehow I don’t think that is going to be an issue!

PS If you were expecting SIPIDI! today, I’ve decided to give it a little break over the Summer. It’ll return in September.

7 comments:

Carin McDonough said...

Oooh I haven't had much time for a for blog hopping recently but your post was at the top of my bloglovin email so I had to come and see it! I actually have about 6 tins of chickpeas in my cupboard at the moment that I bought for exactly this purpose after pinning this http://www.modernparentsmessykids.com/2012/08/healthy-snack-roasted-chickpeas.html a while ago. Of course being me I haven't tried any yet lol. However seeing your post has reminded me I need to try them, especially with the school holidays. I am usually quite strict with my kids with crisps, sweets and fizzy drinks and they are normally only allowed them on a weekend but of course the lines blur during school holidays so these will give me a healthier option to offer them sometimes when they ask for crisps! ;)

Alison said...

Sounds yummy and something I wouldn't have thought of doing ... will definitely try it one day - thanks! :)

Lisa said...

Ooh now that recipe looks yummy :D

I should get in to SIPIDI in Sept.. well maybe T can help me :D

Lisa
xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. It would be very pinnable!
Rinda

Sandra said...

Certainly worth trying, that's for sure

Louise said...

Been trying to get across to you since you left a message to say you'd posted your recipe. I'll be sure to try this out...looks good x

Dee said...

Looks yummy. Will give this a go :)