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Spicy roasted chickpeas

Spicy roasted chickpeas - the perfect healthy snack! | www.ricottaandradishes.com

Ok, confession time: after years of secretly making fun of people who follow, watch and generally give a crap about the Kardashians, last weekend I watched an episode of Keeping Up and–gulp–got into it.  Like, really into it.  One 30-minute episode turned into a marathon and before I knew it I was hooked.  Turns out I’m not immune to the lure of reality TV, aka candy for the brain!

Spicy roasted chickpeas - the perfect healthy snack! | www.ricottaandradishes.com

Just because my mind has been indulging a little too much doesn’t mean the snacks have to follow suit.  These crispy roasted chickpeas are addictively delicious and make a great lighter alternative to popcorn or chips – ideal for an afternoon of Keeping Up with the Kardashians binge-watching or a movie night in.  Plus, they’re high in fibre, protein and essential vitamins and minerals.

These chickpeas also make a great portable midday snack.  I divided this batch into single-serving bags and stashed them in my gym bag and purse throughout the week.  Heading to the gym on an empty stomach is never pleasant (or wise), so having a portable bite on hand was super convenient.

Spicy roasted chickpeas - the perfect healthy snack! | www.ricottaandradishes.com

Spicy roasted chickpeas
An addictively crunchy snack with lots of flavour!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 19-oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  2. Canola oil spray
  3. 1 tbsp Old Bay seasoning
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Pat the chickpeas dry with paper towel and spread out in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spray evenly with canola oil and sprinkle with seasoning, shaking the pan a few times to roll chickpeas around to coat. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
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  • Bernice March 27, 2015, 3:30 pm

    Those look super tasty..and of course healthy. I can’t believe they got that crispy without deep frying them. My daughter is pretty addicted to crispy chickpeas but they do get expensive after a while. I may have to just try this recipe out.

  • Sarah | (Cooking for) Kiwi & Bean March 27, 2015, 4:18 pm

    I’m embarrassed to admit that I seize EVERY opportunity to watch one of those Kardashian episodes. Even my husband is guilty (shhhhh….our little secret).

    These chickpeas look fab.

  • Teresa March 27, 2015, 9:16 pm

    One of the reasons I gave up cable was to avoid getting sucked into the reality television vortex. It’s so easy! So, no judgement from me. Those chickpeas, though – they are addictive in a good way.

  • Shareba @ In Search Of Yummy-ness March 28, 2015, 12:16 am

    Roasted chickpeas are one of my favourite snacks, but I’ve never tried seasoning them with Old Bay before. I’ll have to try that next time!

  • Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca) July 22, 2015, 2:32 pm

    These look awesome and the photos are fantastic! I bet my kids would love these :)

  • Meaghan January 21, 2016, 1:52 pm

    No judgement here! I am with you… We (yes the lovely husband joined in shhh!) recently got sucked into Après Ski. I grew up skiing in Whistler, curiosity got the best of me and next thing I knew it was a countdown to Tuesday night **for shame** Love this recipe! Would definitely make for healthy viewing :)

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