Here’s a quick little tip, to make your dishes more fun and tasty, even if you are in a rush!
We all know how GREAT chickpeas are!
They are tasty, cheap, full of nutrients, a great source of protein, you can literally put them on any dish and they are so versatile you can make so many recipes!
However, they can be a little boring if are left at their original state.
So, I found a while ago a little recipe online and I tried it few times and..
oh Boy, it is a good one!
Basically, what we do is roasting and throw in spices, and they change flavour, and texture, becoming way more interesting and appealing!
and yummy, of course!
My favourite way of having chickpeas (or any legume really) is to soak them, rinse them and boil them. Like so, you make them way more digestible.
So you can use the one you boiled or from the can for this. If are the ones from the can, give them a good rinse, until the foam is gone.
Give them a good toss in the colander to make sure extra water is gone, you can also use a towel to dry them a little.
Spice up time!
In a tray (I normally use the one that I use to bake my bread) as it has a perfect size, sprinkle some Olive oil ( or Coconut oil if you like it better), some Himalayan salt, grounded black pepper, Italian herbs and some mild Paprika.
If you are a chilli fan, you can put a little bit of Cayenne pepper.
Mix them very well so all the chickpeas are covered in oil and spices!
Then throw in the oven for 20 minutes, at about 180-200 degrees.
After 20 minutes, mix them well and turn them all around in the tray.
in about half an hour should be ready. The result?
Super crispy tasty roasted chickpeas!
You can add them to salads, pasta dishes, Curries, stir fries or you can just have them on their own.
Remember, you can add as many spices as you want and try different combinations! I once used Curry and Oh Em Gi, what a Revelation!
You can keep them softer by keeping them in the oven for less, it all depends how crispy you like them. Just keep an eye out though, you don’t want them too dry or they are a little struggle to digest.