Snack on seasoned Crispy Chickpeas instead of chips

March 18, 2013 

Skip those fattening potato chips and make these Crispy Chickpeas instead. This tasty and healthy snack satisfies that craving you get for a salty and crunchy treat when you're having a drink on the porch. High in fiber, protein and iron chickpeas are the perfect guilt-free snack for the upcoming swimsuit season.

Crispy Chickpeas

1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rinse garbanzo beans and dry thoroughly. Line a baking sheet with foil. Spread dry garbanzo beans out on foil. Add remaining ingredients and toss with your hands until each bean is coated in some seasoning. Roast for 30 to 40 minutes or until beans are crisp on the outside and golden brown in color.

Here are a couple variations that look pretty tasty, too.

Here's a recipe from with cumin, cayenne pepper and chili powder.

Smoked paprika and garlic powder are used to flavor the garbanzo beans

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