Sweet and Spicy Roasted Chickpeas


This is a quick and easy recipe for roasted chickpeas that are sweet and spicy. They make a great snack or side dish, and can be easily customized to your liking. Simply adjust the amount of chili powder and honey to suit your taste. These roasted chickpeas are also a great source of protein and fiber, and are relatively low in calories. Chickpeas are a common allergen, so please take care if you or anyone you are cooking for has an allergy to them.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (19 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, olive oil, honey, chili powder, and salt. Mix well.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Enjoy!

Potential changes & improvements

If you want a more savory roasted chickpea, you can omit the honey. For a spicier version, add more chili powder or even some cayenne pepper. You could also add other spices such as smoked paprika, cumin, or garlic powder. If you want a sweeter roasted chickpea, add more honey or even some brown sugar. You could also add other dried fruits such as raisins, apricots, or cranberries. The possibilities are endless!

What other food it works well with

These roasted chickpeas are great on their own as a snack or side dish. They would also be good sprinkled on top of a salad, added to a grain bowl, or served as part of a veggie wrap.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making roasted chickpeas is to not drain and rinse the chickpeas well enough. This can result in the chickpeas being too moist and not roasting evenly. Another mistake is not mixing the ingredients well enough, which can also lead to uneven roasting.

Nutritional Information

One serving of these roasted chickpeas (1/2 cup) contains approximately:

  • Calories: 120
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 310 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Protein: 5 g

Allergens

Chickpeas


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