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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Spicy Oven-Roasted Chickpeas

Low-Cal But Still Lovely
Sometimes we need a crunchy snack and crunchy things like chips, nuts, and crackers are high in calories. They also tend not to be that nutritious, and before you know it, you've eaten 12 cups worth. So there are problems. Here is a healthy alternative made with chickpeas, which are really good for you. Need I say, like everything else, in moderation.

1 15 ounce can organic chickpeas
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons smoked sweet Spanish paprika

Heat the oven 400°F. Pour the chickpeas into a colander and drain and rinse very well under running water. Pat dry. Toss the chickpeas with the olive oil and spread out on a large cookie sheet. Roast for 30-40 minutes or until brown and crispy. Turn and stir every ten minutes so they don't burn. Take out and toss to taste with salt and paprika.