Thursday, October 21, 2010

Roasted Chick Peas

Roasted chick peas.....quite tasty.  I definitely have these fairly high on the snack rotation.  ;)  They don't approach the crack that is kale chips mind you, but still yummy.  Good for snacking on their own or tossed into a salad.  I even tossed them into a wrap last night.....which actually was a little odd ehehehehe.  You can season these however you like...I went with the usual cajun....because everything is better with a sprinkle of cajun seasoning.  If you find yourself in a time crunch you can substitute dry beans for a can of chick peas and skip right to the roasting step.

Roasted Chick Peas

1/2 lb dry chick peas (garbanzo beans)
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cajun seasoning

Rinse and then soak chick peas in water overnight.  Drain water off and pour peas into saucepan.  Cover with fresh water and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for one hour.  Drain thoroughly and pat dry.  Pour onto cookie sheet with sides.  Drizzle the tsp of oil over top of the peas.  Sprinkle on seasoning and toss.  Bake at 425 for 30 to 45 minutes until crunchy, stir occasionally.  Watch them closely as the end of the bake time so you don't end up with a burnt batch.  Nosh!  If you have leftovers store them in the fridge.


  1. Hi,

    The chickpeas looks simple and delsih...:)


  2. Roasted chickpeas are so good and I love how versatile they are for flavoring.

    I have to say, I never tried it with just cajun spicing. I think my husband is really going to like it that way rather than my mucked up version. :)

  3. Never tried it, but we're always looking for a new snack food to replace chips. Indeed, I don't have any cajun seasoning so I;m ging to season them with Garam Masasla, thanks for sharing, and thanks for your visit to my own blog :)

  4. A bowl of kale chips at one hand, a bowl of roasted chickpeas at the other, a rainy day, a fire and a cheesy movie. Does it get any better than that? Theresa