Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Toasted Chickpeas Snack

a selection of gluten-free goodies
including the chickpeas (centre).
Gluten-free guests

No-Frills isn't the best place to find gluten-free treats for friends. That's quite unfortunate, because I prefer shopping there and not going to more than one grocery store.

It was time for me to improvise. I quickly realized that it would've been much easier to make a gluten-free meal (a salad, main and dessert) than an assortment of gluten-free snacks (some of which I did find at No-Frills).

When going through my "must try" file, I found a recipe for toasted chickpeas with pistachios. I wasn't fond of the recipe itself, but I did like the idea, so I went to work devising my own version (minus the pistachios).

Tasted pretty good, I'm happy to say.

Toasted Chickpeas Snack
  • 1 large can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme zatar
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. 
  2. Toss all ingredients in a bowl and then spread out on a nonstick baking sheet. 
  3. Bake until chickpeas are golden and crisp.

    Note: stir occasionally for even toasting.
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Also shared with MLLA #30 at Priya's blog.


  1. wow, those look superb, please do send it to my MLLA # 30.

  2. Interesting! I never thought about this long do you normally bake them for? Do the chickpeas actually get crunchy all the way through or are they still soft on the inside?

  3. They get pretty crunchy. They got a little soft after a day or so, but I imagine that I could've roasted them for longer. Maybe a bit less oil and they'd roast even crunchier.

  4. I've made something similar before and Loved it!! I love chickpeas - and they are really good toasted like you said. :)

  5. Toasting chickpeas is a great idea!

  6. These sound really good - and they are good for you too!


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