Spicy Roasted Chickpeas and Widemouth Sunset..


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)

Deliciously Ella: Awesome ingredients, incredible food that you and your body will love

Ella has a newer book also I am about to purchase….so many things to make!!!

Have fun cooking your chickpeas!

Geri xxx

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