Spiced Chickpea “Nuts”

September/October 2009

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When roasted in a hot oven, chickpeas become super crunchy. They’re a great low-fat substitute for nuts when salty cravings hit.

"I didn't have those two spices so I improvised and it still tasted great! Everyone loved it. Had to cook the chickpeas for 45 minutes though for them to get really crunchy. Great recipe!! "

17 Reviews for Spiced Chickpea “Nuts”

A few things ...

This recipe is great but you have to rinse the chickpeas really well, and then dry them thoroughly with a paper towel (I had to use 6 paper towels before it was dry. This is REALLY important! And don't worry, the paper towels can be reused so its not a waste). (I make my own garlic olive oil using a garlic confit recipe) I used garlic olive oil and fresh cracked pepper. After tossing in the pepper and olive oil I lightly tossed them with Italian bread crumbs. I had to bake for ~35-40 minutes to get them crunchy. They continue to become more crunchy the longer they sit.

Healthy, Flavorful Snack

I followed the recipe and mine blew up in the oven and the few that didn't were not crunchy.

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Anonymous wrote 32 weeks 4 days ago

sorry for laughing but I was

sorry for laughing but I was thinking this could happen. Going to happen to me NOT! Thanks for putting me into hysterics for the info. Made my day!

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and store at room temperature for up to 2 days.

does that mean frain and rinse the chickpeas and let them sit uncovered for 2 days before you do this recipe?

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Anonymous wrote 20 weeks 3 days ago

Are you serious?

Are you serious?

Anonymous wrote 50 weeks 5 days ago

It means that the chickpea

It means that the chickpea snack can be stored at room temp for up to 2 days after being made.

Great 100 calorie snack

Maybe try some garlic, a bit more salt, and some curry.

Loved the ease to make it. Very satisfying
Exploding chick peas

I heard pos coming from the oven. When I turned the light on i saw the chick peas exploding. I turned the oven off and let everything cool down. When I later tasted one of the chick peas it was chewy. Plus I had an oven to clean.


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