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Crunchy Spiced Chickpeas

02 04 2013 0 Comment

Did you know? Chickpeas are considered one of the healthiest foods, due to its high fiber, protein, and folate contents. They are also called garbanzo beans,and are tan-coloured, spherical-shaped legumes. They have a mild nutty taste, and can be used as a substitute for meat. They can be found in the Mediterranean, Middle East and South Asian foods, like falafels or vegetarian burgers.

Do you have a salty craving this afternoon and need a quick pick-me-up? Try this recipe for a healthy, filling snack of crunchy spiced chickpeas and reap those benefits that chickpeas have to offer!

Ingredients:

2 cans chickpeas -rinsed

1 tsp olive oil or grape seed oil

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp paprika

½ tsp cumin

Juice from a ¼ lime

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Pinch of chilli powder *optional

*you can add as much of each spice as you’d like and feel free to experiment by adding your own favourite flavours

 

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Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Combine ingredients well in a bowl

Line baking tray with aluminum foil and lightly spray with olive oil- top with chickpea/spice mixture and bake for 60 (or more minutes depending on crunch that you prefer)

*Toss mixture occasionally to bake evenly

Keep in an airtight container- will last for 2-3 weeks.

Delicious! Enjoy!

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