Friday, January 21, 2011

Recipe - Spicy Roasted Garbanzo Beans

This spicy, crispy, chewy snack is just what to make to have a relatively guilt free snack around the house.  Made from Chickpeas, also known as Garbanzo Beans, this recipe is filled with protein and fiber, and low in fat.  Its a snap to make.

Roasted Garbanzo Beans
2 cans Garbanzo Beans
2 T olive oil
1 t onion powder
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t chili powder
1/2 t ground cumin
1/4 t chipolte powder
1/4 t cayenne pepper
salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)

Rinse and drain the beans in a colander.  Spread the wet beans on paper towels to dry.  Dry the beans as much as you can so they roast, not steam, in the oven.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place beans in a medium bowl.  Add olive oil and all the seasonings.  Add more or less as to your taste.  Toss the beans to coat evenly with the oil and spices. 

Spread beans onto a large baking sheet.  Roast in the oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour.  They will turn golden and shrink slightly when done.  For crispier beans, cook longer.  For a chewier result, bake for less time. 

These are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and terribly delicious. Enjoy!


  1. I can't wait to try this great snack. We will just love the combination of seasons. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday, the linky will be open all week end. Thank you for sharing and have a great week end!

  2. I love roasted chickpeas. Not only do we snack on them, but I add them to salads in the place of croutons. Yum!!