How about a new snack that is all at once fun, easy to make AND healthy? This Crispy Asian Roasted Chickpeas Recipe is a delicious crispy snack that can fit perfectly into your healthy eating plan. Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are packed with fiber – both soluble and insoluble. They are also high in Manganese. One cup give you 84.5% of your daily value. They also have a good amount of folate and magnesium.
This recipe roasts this little nutritional wonders with just a small amount of olive oil. These make a great alternative to other fatty snack foods that might quench your craving for a crunchy snack but do nothing to help your healthy lifestyle.
If you make this recipe using Gluten-Free Tamari Soy Sauce, this snack is also gluten-free.
1 can chickpeas
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp Tamari sauce (or soy sauce)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
Thoroughly rinse and drain the chickpeas. Leave on a clean dish towel or paper towels for 30 minutes to dry. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl toss chickpeas with olive oil. Add in tamari, garlic powder and ginger and stir well. Let sit for 20 minutes. Spread chickpeas in a single layer on a baking sheetbaking sheet. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Bake 25 minutes, stirring half way through. Check for crispness and browning. Continue to cook at 5 minute intervals until they are as crisp and brown as you like.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 469mg Carbohydrates: 15g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g