Quick and Easy Snack: Spicy Baked Chickpeas
October 14, 2010 § Leave a comment
The other day I had my TV tuned to Food Network while working on some chores. I was “watching” 5 Ingredient Fix and the segment on Spicy Baked Chickpeas caught my eye. I am always on the look-out for quick and easy snack ideas that are healthy. I decided to try them out since I already had the necessary ingredients on hand.
Spicy Baked Chickpeas via Food Network
* 2 15 oz cans of chickpeas
* 2 Tbsp olive oil
* 1 tsp paprika
* 1 tsp cumin
* pinch cayenne pepper
* kosher salt (to taste)
Preheat oven to 400. Rinse, drain, and dry the chickpeas. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt. Add chickpeas, and thoroughly coat in spice mixture. Place chickpeas in a single layer on a parchment covered baking sheet. Bake for approximately 25 – 30 min, giving the baking sheet a good shake to toss the chickpeas halfway through cooking. Let cool, and then try not to eat them all in one sitting.
I baked mine for about 25 minutes. They were crisp on the outside and still slightly soft on the inside. They are perfect on their own, but I can’t wait to add them to a salad. I think these are going to become a snacking staple. I feel much better eating these by the handful than potato chips.
Try ‘em, and let me know what you think.
What are your favorite quick and easy snacks?