Who knew that you could toss garbanzo beans with a little olive oil and your favorite spices and you would get such a tasty, gluten-free, high fiber and filling snack?
Make your own spice combo and give these babies a try! They are a lovely party snack, and also a terrific gift!
Roasted Curried Chickpeas
1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed, and dried (lay out on a paper towel to dry)
2 tsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp yellow curry powder, divided
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp salt, divided
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground ginger
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Make sure that chickpeas are completely dried, then place into a mixing bowl. Add olive oil, 1 tsp curry powder, garam masala, 1/4 tsp salt, garlic powder, paprika, and ground ginger.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (for easy clean-up) and spray lightly with olive oil spray. Spread chickpeas evenly onto foil. Bake for 30-45 minutes, turning peas halfway through cooking (those closest to the edge of the pan will cook fastest). Remove from oven with chickpeas are crispy and lightly browned. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 tsp curry powder and 1/4 tsp salt. Allow to cool prior to serving.
Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Info per ~1/4 cup: 119 calories, 2.5 g fat, 4 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber