Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cajun Roasted Chickpeas

I was visiting a blog called First, Make a Roux and came upon this intriguing recipe. For those of you trying to eat a little more healthy, keep reading, I won't lead you astray today.

This recipe is easy, affordable, packed full of flavor and like I said it is healthy!

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Rinse and drain one can of chickpeas. Dry chickpeas thoroughly with paper towels.





Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Place chickpeas in a medium bowl and generous sprinkler with your favorite Cajun or Creole seasoning. Toss chickpeas in seasoning to evenly coat each pea. Arrange chick peas in an even layer on prepared cookie sheet and roast for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Chickpeas should be crisp, but not burnt.





Let cool, then serve while you are sipping your favorite cocktail.

21 comments:

Michele said...

As much as I love chickpeas, I've never had them roasted. I'll have to give them a try. I think I'll try them with my beloved Cavenders seasoning. We could use some healthy snacks in our house.

gigi said...

I saw these last fall on Candy's blog, Courageous Cook and she had made Greek Roasted Garbanzo Beans with Almonds. I forgot all about them until you posted this recipe. I think I like the sound of your Cajun Roasted better. I need to try these soon.

Carol said...

A delightful idea.....I would have never thought about this.I'll try it for sure!
There is a treat for NOLA lovers at the Writers Porch today!

Debbie said...

They sound healthy and delicious! Never had chickpeas like that before.

Lisa said...

Excellent! I have been wanting to make these for a nice healthy snack. I am going to follow your instructions.

5 Star Foodie said...

Those look yummy - I'll have to make them too.

Greg C said...

My kind of recipe. Easy, cheep and tasty. I will be doing this one. Thanks.

Elra said...

Wow Katherine, this sounds fairly easy to make. And, it's healthy too.
Cheers,
Elra

Gladys said...

My husbands family is Asyrian. He remembers eating Chickpeas as snacks when he was a kid. I could never figure out how to make them. This is great.

Now how do you keep them from giving you horrendous gas?

Pam said...

How clever are you? These look like a tasty snack.

Laurie said...

Katherine, chick peas are showing up all over the place lately! These look really great. Are they crunchy? The ones I made for my soup had a slight crunch on the outside, but were soft on the inside.

Congratulations on your one year anniversary!!! Very cool and you picked an awesome recipe to showcase.

Grand Occasions said...

Hi! I'm Elizabeth from Grand Occasions and brand new to blogging. I saw your blog while visiting another one and thought I'd stop by and check it out. My sister lives in Seymour! What a delicious blog you have. I think I gained 5 lbs just visiting. The chickpeas look yummy. Please stop by and visit me some time. I'd love to get to know you.

Andrea said...

The chickpeas look great...then I read the instruction to sip with a cocktail and they looked even better!! :)

Selba said...

What a great snack. Love the idea of using cajun seasoning.

Bridgett said...

wow, that sounds like a fantastic idea. I really need to try these as I love chickpeas. This is a great and inventive use of them.

The Blonde Duck said...

I still want the pecan pie. :)

Make a Roux said...

Hi Katherine! Thanks so much for trying out the chickpeas. So glad you liked them. :)

Pam said...

I've seen recipes for roasted chickpeas pop up every now and then. I don't know why I haven't tried them. I love chickpeas!

pigpigscorner said...

I should move on to this instead of snacking on chocolates!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

These sound really good! Thanks for the idea!
-Kim

Chef Chuck said...

That looks good,
I love to eat chickpea!
Thanks