Friday, May 29, 2009

Roasted chickpeas


Roasted Chickpeas from Christie's Corner


I've been seeing roasted chickpeas on a few different sites, and I finally got around to trying them. Instead of making them garlic, chili-flavored I just seasoned them with salt, olive oil, and tons of pepper. Yum. I was lazy, so I didn't saute them, I just dumped the can onto on a pan and went from there.

Doing it the lazy way makes the chickpeas less crunchy, and more chewy, so they taste like tiny potatoes. To me they taste like cracked-pepper potato chips, in mini size. They're really good. I totally recommend them.

One thing I would say is I didn't need that much olive oil. According to my calculations, a 15 oz can of chickpeas with 2 TB olive oil makes about 4 servings, with 165 calories a piece. I made these again, and I halved the olive oil, and I still felt like it was too much. So I'll have to do some tweaking to figure out the perfect amount.

11 comments:

Julie said...

More chickpeas please!

Alejandro Galaviz said...

I know I enjoyed them! I could eat these all day long, I love 'em! Nom nom nom!

misssarahlou said...

MUST try these! They look absolutely yummy!

Adam said...

those look wonderful! i shall try this.
your pictures always make my mouth water!

elsker said...

I'm definitely going to try that!! :D

♥peachkins♥ said...

I have eaten sweetened chickepeas because it's very common around here. Roasted chickepeas is a new concept to me.

Christie's Corner said...

Great to know these work without the frying and with simple spicing. I love black pepper and these sound really tasty.

I love how versatile roasted chickpeas can be!

Kevin said...

I have been wanting to try roasting some chickpeas. They sound like a tasty and healthy snack.

jordan said...

Thanks everyone! They're really good, you should definitely try them! :)

Em (thestarvingsoprano) said...

I'm cooking them right now!

jordan said...

Yum! Let me know how you like them!