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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Roasted Spiced Chick Peas

Instead of nibbling on the same-old snack food or appetizer, try something with a healthy twist. 

Roasted Spiced Chick Peas
Roasted Spiced Chick Peas
Ingredients:
1-15 oz. can chick peas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed, dried, and skins removed
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. Spice Mix, or to taste (see recipe below)
Dash of kosher salt

Directions:


1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Be sure to drain, rinse, remove skins and pat chick peas dry before combining with other ingredients.
3. Place chick peas in a mixing bowl. Toss with olive oil, spice mix until chick peas are well-coated.
4. Spread chick peas on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer.
5. Bake about 40 to 50 minutes, stirring once, until chick peas are golden. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
6. Serve warm or at room temperature.
NOTE: The centers will will a bit soft. If you prefer a crispier product, bake a little longer, but if you value your teeth, don't over-do it!
Spice Mix:
Yield: 3+ Tbsp.
Ingredients:
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander seed
1/2 tsp. sweet paprika
1/4 tsp. allspice
dash cayenne pepper

Directions:
Stir together until well-blended. Reserve unused portion of spice mix to season soup or cooked vegetables. Store leftover spice mix in a zippered plastic bag.

NOTE: Get creative with the spice mix - try adding chili powder, cinnamon, cloves, ground ginger, or whatever flavor combination suits your taste buds!









2 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy. How do you remove the skins? I've never skinned a chick pea!

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  2. Removing skins from chickpeas is a snap. Once rinsed, the skins slip off as you gently rub them between your fingers or in paper toweling. Just be patient!
    Robyn

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