Looking for a new healthy snack or a way to add some satisfying crunch to other dishes in a healthier way? These crispy chickpeas, which are packed with filling fiber and protein, are a delicious way to mix things up. Enjoy them on their own as a healthy snack or toss into a salad or grain dish. They also make a great, gluten-free alternative to croutons and an allergy-friendly substitute for nuts.
The best part? They’re super-easy to make.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
¼ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Toss chickpeas with olive oil and spices.
2. Spread chickpeas on a baking sheet and roast at 400 degrees F until crispy, about 35 minutes. Shake pan a few times to prevent sticking.
3. To serve, enjoy as a snack or toss into a salad, or use as a topping for soup.
Makes about 2 cups
Cooked chickpeas can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Information per ½-cup serving (nutrient analysis via USDA My Recipe Supertracker: https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/myrecipe.aspx):
Protein: 7 grams
Total Carbohydrate: 22 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Fat: 6 grams (1 gram sasturated)
Added Sugar: 0 grams
Sodium: 320 milligrams
Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian, health coach, and writer with a passion for helping others experience a happier, calmer life and a balanced relationship with food. For those in need of some healthy-eating inspiration, Jess created five day's worth of delicious make-ahead lunches to make it even easier to eat well on a busy day. For more information on Jess, check out her website and follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.