This has to go down as one of the easiest snacks to make. It is the perfect snack for when you are starving but dinner is still in the oven cooking. Throw these in and you have a nutritious appetizer in just a few minutes.
Chickpeas or otherwise known as garbanzo beans are a great source of protein, fiber, and iron. You can buy them canned and ready to use or buy them dried. Don’t be intimidated by dry beans. They do require a little planning but the cost savings is definitely substantial. To cook dry chickpeas, I typically soak them overnight and then cook in water in the crockpot on high for 4-6 hours. They come out just like canned.
Curry Roasted Chickpeas
1 cup of cooked chickpeas
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon curry powder
Rinse chickpeas and dry well. Place on cookie sheet. Sprinkle oil, salt, and curry powder on chickpeas and toss to coat well. Place in 350 degree oven until crispy which usually takes 10 minutes. Eat while still warm.
We gobbled these up in about 5 minutes flat. I think they are the best straight out of the oven and I don’t think they keep very well. I recommend just making small batches at a time. I also recommend experimenting with different spices – I’m thinking a sweet version with cinnamon might be next on my list.
Be Healthy, Be Happy!