Crispy Roasted Taco Chickpeas
Raise your hand if you are one of those people that goes to the store and forgets if you already have an item at home, so you buy it just in case, go home and see that you actually already have at least 3 of that item? You guys can’t see me, but both of my hands are raised!
I always try to keep our pantry stocked with a variety of beans, broth, diced tomatoes, etc..Chickpeas are one of my favorite things to eat and so I have to have them on hand at all times! So of course, I always buy too many cans. My pantry was so full a few weeks ago, it could fit no more things. I made these amazing crispy roasted chick peas to make room and they are so addicting!
If you have never tried roasted chickpeas, you are missing out! The first time I tried to roast chickpeas, it was an epic fail. I burned them so badly because every time I checked, they didn’t seem crispy enough. I really don’t know what I was thinking, but I think I’ve gotten this problem under control now! One tip I will tell you guys though is that removing the outer casing of the chickpea makes them crispier. I know, that seems like a pain! I put mine in a dish towel and rub gently and most of them come off pretty easily. Note that you don’t HAVE to do this step, but I prefer them to be crispier!
The seasonings for these is super simple, just cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and some salt! The other great thing about these is they are so versatile! You can eat them plain on their own, but they are also amazing in tacos, in salads, on burrito bowls, you name it! Oh, and how cute is this little hand sneaking a nibble?!
Serving Size: approx. 1/3 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 454mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g