Turn a can of chickpeas into deliciously roasted chickpeas with one of these tasty seasoning ideas! These are great for a quick side dish or salad topping!
Let’s talk about chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans – they’re part of the legume family! You’ve probably had them in hummus, but did you know they make an awesome snack or tasty addition to salads and meals? Plus, chickpeas come with some surprising health benefits.
Thanks to their high fiber content, chickpeas keep you feeling full and satisfied, helping with weight loss and reducing those pesky cravings. And guess what? Just two cups of chickpeas give you all the daily fiber you need! This type of fiber is super helpful for managing blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
But hold on, it gets even better! Chickpeas are packed with essential nutrients like protein, folate, iron, and a bunch of other minerals and B-vitamins. They’re basically a nutritional powerhouse!
Want to make a quick and easy snack? Roasted chickpeas are the way to go! Simply dry them well after draining, spray with olive oil, season as you like, then roast them in the oven. Voilà! You’ve got a savory, crunchy treat that’s perfect for parties or just munching on the go.
So next time you see a can of chickpeas at the store, don’t hesitate to grab it. They’re versatile, delicious, and great for your health!
Nutritional Composition of Chickpeas
According to Medical News Today, one cup of chickpeas (cooked) contains the following:
45 grams of carbohydrate
15 grams of protein
13 grams of dietary fiber
4 grams of fat
0 grams of cholesterol.
That same serving also provides 70% of your daily recommended value of folate and 26% for iron. It’s also a good source of a number of other minerals including, but not limited to, the following: manganese, magnesium, zinc, copper, as well other B-vitamins, including thiamine and vitamin B-6.
How to Make Roasted Chickpeas
This recipe is SO easy. I know I say that a lot, but it is because it’s true. I like simple recipes that don’t require too much time or too many ingredients. It makes it easier to stick to choosing healthy foods when you make them delicious without making it a chore. It is pretty easy to open a bag of chips, therefore I feel I need to give you options that are almost as easy as that, and worth the effort.
So step one, buy a can of chickpeas. Step two, drain them and dry them WELL. This is important because you want the veggie to roast in the oven, not steam. Step three, spray with olive oil (get a great mister for this step here). Step four, season as desired! Then just pop them in the oven and wait until they are ready to munch on. You can serve them immediately, or cook ahead of time and save for lunches, a party, or anything else you’d like to bring them to. These make a great savory snack.
My favorite of the three were the ones with the Weber’s Roasted Garlic and Herb. You will have to try them all and let me know which one you like best! Or what other seasonings you use.