Saturday, February 20, 2010

roasted chick peas...

1 15oz can chick peas (garbanzo beans)
1 tsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Drain and rinse chick peas, and pat dry completely with a paper towel.
Combine all ingredients in a plastic bag, making sure to thoroughly coat. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 30-35 min, shaking the pan every few minutes to prevent burning. When they are done they will be crunchy on the inside and out (not soft in the center).

These are an AMAZING snack. Talk about filling and good for you. When they are completely crunchy they lose that typical chick pea flavor (which can be good or bad depending on your taste preference) and become more like a nut. You could play with this and add other spices. Cumin and chili powder or garlic salt would be dee-licious. Also, if you wanted it to be even lighter you could use olive oil spray instead.
It may seem a little tedious to have to shake the pan occasionally (I did this every few minutes) but it really is worth it. They will burn fast...and it ain't pretty if that me.

1 comment:

Jennie said...

mmmmmmm, I am trying these and the salsa!! yum