Foodie Friday: Roasted Chick Peas

Are you planning on staying in this weekend with your Netflix? Instead of snacking on popcorn, try roasted chick peas.

Chick peas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a vegetarian source of protein. They are also rich in fiber, and provide a great source of manganese and folate. Roasted chick peas also make a great snack on-the-go or a salad topper.

 

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Photographs courtesy of http://www.personalcreations.com

 

To make roasted chick peas, you need: 

  • 1 can of chick peas, rinsed and dried using a paper towel
  • Olive oil
  • Your favourite spices. Try smoked paprika, garam masala, cayenne pepper, garlic salt, or anything else you might be tempted to use.

How to roast chick peas: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. Toss your chick peas in some olive oil and spices in a bowl, making sure they are evenly coated.
  3. Spread your chick peas in one layer on a cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring them around every 10 minutes or so.
  5. Keep an eye on them after 20 minutes to make sure they don’t burn.

Heat them while hot, or store them for later in an air-tight container. If you like this recipe for chick peas, check out our recipe for Black Bean and Yam Salad we posted about for the year of the pulse.

Enjoy!

Lindsay

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