Roasted Chickpeas

Ingredients

1 19 oz (60 ml) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained well
1/4 cup (60 ml) canola or olive oil
1 tsp (5 ml) cumin
1 tsp (5 ml) paprika
1 tsp (5 ml) coarse salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp (2 ml) freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the chickpeas, oil, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Spread out in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 20-30 minutes, stirring once or twice until golden.
3. Season with extra salt as needed and serve immediately.
Makes about 2 cups

Per 1/4 cup

119 calories, 5.8 g fat (0.5 g saturated, 3.5 g monounsaturated, 1.8 g polyunsaturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 13.8 g carbohydrate, 3 g protein, 2.8 g fibre

Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, February/March 2012.

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