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Curried chickpeas sound like something you’ve had before. But not this way.
Eating healthy can be a drag sometimes, but it helps if you have a few super healthy foods that you love. Especially if those foods are easy to turn into something that seems unhealthy.
These chickpeas are not the boring ones you see in soup or salad. Chickpeas are one of those things that are kinda boring on your own, but easy to make delicious. Hummus, falafel, and in this case, a crispy snack that you won’t be able to stop eating.
Curried chickpeas aren’t new. But they are new when they are crisped up in a hot oven rather than served in a spicy gravy over rice. In this case, they become a healthy snack instead of a meal. Nothing wrong with that. Anytime I can turn something healthy into something snack like, I’m game.
You can season these any way you want, and I’ve made them lots of ways. Raid your spice cabinet because there are so many ways to season your chickpeas. Make them Italian with red pepper flakes
and Italian seasoning. Or spice them up with a homemade taco seasoning (and add them to your favorite tacos for extra crunch!) But my favorite by far is this version with curry powder. Curry powder is spicy and fragrant. It pairs well with chickpeas. Some fresh chopped mint brightens these up. Now they’re easier to eat by the handful. These would be amazing added to my favorite tomato soup
. There are literally so many ways you can eat these. You should totally make them right this minute.
These are a great replacement for chips or pretzels. Add them to a salad instead of croutons. You could try these instead of popcorn for your next movie night. But make a bunch, because they will disappear fast!
Crispy Curried Chickpeas
These crispy chickpeas are an easy to prepare healthy snack that are full of flavor and crunch.
- 1 cup cooked chickpeas drained
- 2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Fresh chopped mint optional
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Drain the chickpeas and use paper towels to dry them as well as you can. Remove any skins that come off, and make sure they are dry.
Toss the chickpeas with the oil, curry, and salt. Spread on a sheet pan.
Roast for 20-30 minutes, until they are browned and crisp.
Let cool and eat as soon as possible for maximum crispiness.
Calories: 67kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 291mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. View full nutrition disclousre.