Five delicious chickpea recipe ideas

Chickpeas are a great way of getting in your daily protein requirements if you are vegan or even if your not. They are filling and they  can be used in an array of tasty dishes and snacks to keep your tastebuds happy.

Here are some super tasty snack ideas from https://www.positivehealthwellness.com that I personally love.

Cayenne Pepper Roasted Chickpeas

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained
  • 2tbsp oil – olive, coconut, almond will all work
  • Garlic salt, to taste
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste

Method:

  • Preheat your oven to 450F
  • Dry out the chickpeas by blotting them with a paper towel and then add them to a bowl
  • Cover with the oil and season with your salt and pepper
  • Spread out on a baking tray and bake for around 30 minutes, until they are crunchy and browned

They may need slightly longer than the 30 minutes. Just keep an eye on them from this point to avoid them burning.

Cumin and Red Pepper Chickpeas

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2tbsp oil
  • 1tbsp cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2tsp chili powder
  • 1 dash of crushed red pepper
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Whisk the oil and all the seasonings in a small bowl and then add the chickpeas
  • Spread the chickpeas on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 30-45 minutes, until crunchy and browned

Roasted Garlic Chickpeas

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1tsp garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup of parmesan cheese, grated

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 400F
  • Lay the chickpeas on paper towels and dab dry
  • Mix a tbsp. of the oil and the chickpeas together in a bowl
  • Add in the other ingredients, except the remaining oil, and coat completely
  • Lay out the chickpeas on a baking tray and then drizzle the rest of the oil over the top
  • Roast for 20 minutes and then stir, placing back in the oven for up to an hour

Keep an eye on the chickpeas to avoid burning. Watch for them going crispy and golden.

Honey Roasted Chickpeas

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2tbsp oil
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 375F
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper
  • Place your chickpeas on a paper towel and dab them dry
  • Spread the chickpeas on the baking tray and bake for around 45 minutes, until they are crispy
  • While hot, place them in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients

 

Opt for Pan-Cooked Chickpeas

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2tbsp oil
  • 1/2oz of parmesan cheese, grated finely
  • 1/2tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2tsp oregano, dried
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1/2tsp lemon rind, grated
  • Pinch of black pepper

 

Method:

  • Pat the chickpeas dry
  • Heat the oil in a skillet on a medium to high heat and add in the chickpeas, cooking for 17-20 minutes
  • Place the chickpeas in a bowl with all the other ingredients and toss to coat evenly.
  • Serve the chickpeas while still hot for the best results, or you can place out on a baking tray to cool and the transfer into an airtight container.

 

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Do you have a favorite chickpea dish  ? Tell us in the comments below.

 

2017-06-14T18:31:28+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Eat|