Garlic Roasted Chickpeas from anewu

Chickpeas with Roast beef & Veg from www.anewu.ie

These garlic roasted chickpeas are really tasty, easy and quick. Chickpeas are of the legume family and are a great source of insoluble fibre, carbohydrate and protein. Many health organisations recommend a minimum of 3 servings of legumes a week to help with regulation of blood sugars, reduced LDL cholesterol, digestive tract health and cardiovascular health. Check out further health benefits and nutritional content from whfoods.com.

Many people ask me how to reduce bread in their diet and using chickpeas in a tuna or chicken salad instead of having a sandwich is a super way to do it.

I cooked them along with some roasted vegetables and some roast beef, but they are great in many ways

  • In saladschickpeas 2
  • As a savoury snack instead of crisps etc
  • Hot with an Italian flavoured chicken

My kids absolutely love them when watching a film or as a snack after school. You can use either drained tinned chickpeas (check the label that there is no sugar) or you can soak and cook a bag of dried chickpeas (which are much cheaper and contain slightly more nutrients).

Garlic Roasted Chickpeas from anewu Sligo

Ingredients

  • 3 Tins drained chickpeas (rinsed)
  • Himalayan pink salt or sea salt
  • Garlic powder/salt
  • Dried Basil
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas
  2. Pre heat the grill to high
  3. Place the chickpeas on a baking sheet and drizzle olive oil over them
  4. Sprinkle the salt, garlic powder and basil and shake/stir
  5. Cook under the hot grill for up to 15 minutes, shaking/stirring every few minutes
  6. We like them crispy, so wait a little longer, they may even start to “pop” or “explode”!
  7. They freeze well, and will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days, but I don’t think that they will last that long!
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