Spicy Baked Chickpeas

5 Sep

A Healthy Workday Snack: Spicy Baked Chickpeas

recipe from: The Daily Muse

Spicy baked chickpeas are an easy healthy. Seriously—all you have to do is toss some chickpeas together with olive oil and whatever spices or herbs you’re in the mood for, a little bit of salt and pepper, and then bake. That’s it! And, if you’re like me, you usually have an extra can of chickpeas hiding away in your pantry, so you can make these any time you’re hit with a snack attack.

Chick peas are low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. They is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Folate and Manganese. Before the extra oil or seasonings (watch the salt by the way- don’t be too heavy handed)  One 15.5 oz can  of chick peas has  385 calories, 21g Protein, 21g Fiber, 7g  Fat, and only 1g Sugar.

The basic recipe & some extra ingredient variations are below.

chick peas

1. Rinse one can of chickpeas under running water, then dry with a paper towel.

cp2-300x201

2. Pour onto a baking sheet and toss with one tablespoon of olive oil, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, and ¼ tsp red pepper flakes. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through.

cp4-300x201

3. They’re ready when they’re crispy and golden! Serve warm with an extra sprinkling of salt.

There are so many different options you can try with these, so experiment with any ingredients you have on hand. Or, try these yummy combinations:

  • Paprika + cayenne pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar + garlic
  • Lime juice + chili powder + cumin
  • Lemon juice + ginger
  • Cinnamon + honey (light on the honey)
  • Thyme + rosemary
  • Curry powder + garlic
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: