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!! "

15 Reviews for Spiced Chickpea “Nuts”

Not very flavorful

I followed the recipe exactly and felt the spice was understated. My chickpeas did not get crunchy after 30 minutes in the oven. I couldn't leave them in any longer, because they were starting to burn. Doubt, If I will try this again.


What a delightful twist on the little ol' chick pea! love it. I used masala spice, o.oil and a little salt. If you drain the peas in a colander, there is less blotting on towels. This also adjusts the time to what is on the recipe.

Spiced Chickpea “Nuts''

You have to soak dry chickpeas for at least 12 hours and wash them before making this. Do not use canned or raw (unsoaked peas)

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Anonymous wrote 18 weeks 3 days ago

I believe the recipe calls

I believe the recipe calls for canned chick peas, not dried

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.

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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 17 weeks 1 day 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!

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