If you like crispy, crunchy snacks loaded with fiber and protein, and you like to be in complete control of your ingredients, Healthy Herb Roasted Chickpeas are the snack for you. These babies are flippin’ awesome, super-easy, craaaazy affordable, and just plain healthy.
Healthy Herb Roasted Chickpeas
A few years ago, I roasted chickpeas for the first time…and honestly, I didn’t love them…and I don’t even recall why.
But now, I’m all like “whaaaaat?!?! How did I NOT love those?!”
But I just didn’t.
Maybe I made them wrong, didn’t bake them long enough, etc., which is funny because they’re not complicated.
But now, I’m aaaalllll crazy for them!
Seriously, what’s not to love about this (mostly passive) 30-minute process? Check it out…
My crazy easy steps to make Healthy Herb Roasted Chickpeas:
- Drain a can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
- Toss in a little oil and seasonings
Ok, you’ll find the detailed recipe below. But, those 3 steps…errbody’s got time for dat!
And, for the win, you get to gobble them up as a ridiculously healthy snack or crunchy, zesty salad topping.
They’re so easy…what more could a person want in a healthy snack, really?
Perfect for Corn Nut lovers…who don’t want the corn.
These herb-roasted chickpeas kinda remind me of those in terms of their addictive quality, minus the feeling of impending tooth breakage. Bonus!
Seriously guys, roasting your own chickpeas is the epitome of taking healthy snacks into your own hands.
What’s so great about roasting your own chickpeas?
Everything, dudes! It’s a low-fat, nutritious snack you can pack in the kids lunches, or your lunch, or toss in a salad, or eat on the run.
I think it’s the most budget-friendly snack, especially because it uses everyday ingredients.
Here’s the ingredient list:
- 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Dried Dill Weed
- Dried Garlic
- Kosher Salt
Here are the kitchen tools you’ll need for this recipe:
- mesh strainer (to drain the chickpeas)
- paper towels (to soak up excess liquid)
- baking sheet (to roast the chickpeas)
- oven mitts
You’ll be so happy to serve these to your family knowing they’re not made in a factory…with too much salt, or refined sugar, or MSG, etc.
You made them…and you controlled the ingredients. For the win!
So, how do you store roasted chickpeas and how long do they last?
When baked to maximum crispiness; i.e., all moisture removed, I store roasted chickpeas in a mason jar and I do not refrigerate them (so they’ll stay crispy) up to one week.
Chickpeas are so nutritious!
1/2 cup of canned, low-sodium, chickpeas (garbanzos) gets you 5 grams of dietary fiber and 5 grams of protein.
And I’ve seen some cans have as much as 6 grams of fiber and protein per 1/2 cup. That’s awesome!
I like starting with those numbers on any ingredient that’s as versatile as canned chickpeas. Seems you can hardly go wrong keeping multiple cans of these in your kitchen pantry. And I do.
Want more easy, healthy recipes that use canned chickpeas?
My In-A-Hurry Kale Chickpea Soup is practically as easy as these roasted chickpeas, only it’s a meal.
Also, my Lemony Kale Chickpea Avocado Salad is, by far, one of my crazy-popular recipes to date!
And lastly, my Vegan Thai Coconut Vegetable Curry is another popular recipe that uses one pot and a boatload of veggies.
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