Snacks

Roasted Chickpeas

Forget blue Dorito’s, roasted chickpeas are my favourite new party snack! Not only are they super tasty, but they are also much healthier for you than potato crisps – and the varieties are endless. You can make them spicy by adding Sriracha and cayenne pepper, or sweet by using cinnamon and sugar. You can also soak them in vinegar prior to roasting to create a salt and vinegar flavor. Happy snacking!

Roasted Chickpeas

By Leozette Roode Serves: 2-4
Prep Time: 5 Cooking Time: 50

Forget blue Dorito’s, roasted chickpeas are my favourite new party snack! Not only are they super tasty, but they are also much healthier for you than potato crisps - and the varieties are endless. You can make them spicy by adding Sriracha and cayenne pepper, or sweet by using cinnamon and sugar. You can also soak them in vinegar prior to roasting to create a salt and vinegar flavor. Happy snacking!

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1- 2 teaspoons cumin

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2

Drain the chickpeas, rinse with water and pat them dry with a dishcloth.

3

Place the chickpeas in an oven-proof dish and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the spices. Mix well to combine and spread out the chickpeas in a single layer.

4

Place in the oven for 30 minutes.

5

Remove from the oven, drizzle with the rest of the olive oil (and more spices if you wish), mix through and return to the oven for another 20 minutes.

6

The chickpeas should be extremely crunchy and golden brown when done, so if they are still soft on the inside, return them to the oven for a while longer.

The South African Vegan Cookbook

Available in leading book stores – 14 September 2018

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