So, I am still in my quest to find healthy tasty food and I have been pretty much surprised that it actually is possible…..processed foods are becoming a thing of the past….even though I now realise I must exercise so much more to tone up those wobbly bits! I knew this really, I just thought I might magically wake up as an Olympic Athlete without really trying….
Anyway, I have discovered spicy roasted chickpeas and make a huge batch so that they will last ages as a snack, but, they all get eaten at once, so they must be pretty tasty!
To try them out you will need :-
Approx 500g tin chickpeas – I use the organic kind.
1 tablespoon of paprika – I don’t measure exactly, just sprinkle it over liberally
1 tablespoon of cumin – supposed to be ground, but I didn’t have this so sprinkled it over in it’s whole seedy kind of state….
2 teaspoons of chilli flakes…again, we like it spicy! So sprinkled on more than this..
2 tablespoons of honey
Juice of half a lemon
Olive Oil and salt and pepper
To make (and it’s so easy!):-
Preheat that oven to 200C (fan 108C)
Drain the chickpeas and scatter then on a baking tray.
Sprinkle and drizzle all of your ingredients all over the chickpeas and give them a good mix so that they are all coated.
If want them crisp and crunchy bake for 45 minutes. I sometimes have them crunchy as a snack and sometimes bake them for less time to use as a side dish, they will be softer and easier to eat with a fork.
As easy as that! And so tasty!! Give it a go and see what you think!
Today…rain, rain, rain….last week the weather was beautiful so we nipped off to Widemouth Bay…Christopher to surf and us girls a bit of reading and then a BBQ…the little things are the most relaxing….a scattering of chilled out pictures for you!
Inspiration for the Spicy Chickpeas came from (affiliate link)
Ella has a newer book also I am about to purchase….so many things to make!!!
Have fun cooking your chickpeas!