Super Snack: Crispy, Spicy Chickpeas

crispy spicy chickpeas

If you are a regular Mint Sprinkles reader, then you know I’ve been on a bit of a chickpea kick lately; incorporating them in to, well, anything I can. When I attended a wedding quite a while ago that served crispy spicy chickpeas as a bar snack, I was obsessed with recreating them at home as either a lovely little topper for a salad or as part of a killer nut mix. Don’t know what took me so long, but I finally got around to it this weekend and much to my surprise, they were insanely simple to make. Once they are cooled, you can keep them in a Tupperware or sandwich bag for up to a couple of days.

crispy spicy chickpeas

You’ll need:

– 2 cans chickpeas

– 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

– 1 teaspoon cumin

– 1 teaspoon cayenne

– 1 teaspoon chili powder

– 1 teaspoon sea salt

roasted chickpeas

What now?:

– preheat oven to 400 degrees

– drain liquid from each can of chickpeas and lay them out on a rimmed baking sheet

– drizzle chickpeas with olive oil

– coat oiled chickpeas with salt and spices

– toss them up until they are all evenly coated

– pop in the oven for 35 – 45 minutes, stirring once at around the 20 minute mark

– the object is for these little babies to be extra crispy so don’t be shy to taste test leave them in the oven a little longer until they hit their desired crispness

– enjoy as a pre-dinner snack with a pint of your favorite beer!

roasted chickpeas

xo Ali

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