This is one of my favorite simple recipes. These chickpeas are incredibly easy to make, inexpensive, tasty…what else could you ask for? I love making them just to have around for snacking – if you cook them long enough, they should get slightly crisp on the outside and, once sprinkled with salt, make the most delectable little morsels to pop in your mouth at a moment’s notice! (Just don’t breathe on anyone afterward…)
Garlic Roasted Chickpeas
from the Joy of Cooking
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas – you can use canned or cook your own dried beans ahead of time
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup olive oil – this is what the recipe calls for but I usually use a little less
- salt, to taste
Preheat your oven to 350°. Combine the olive oil and garlic in a small bowl. Put the chickpeas in a baking dish that’s large enough to hold them without them being piled terribly high. (They don’t need to be in a single layer…but pretty thin. I use a 9×13 glass baking dish.) Dump the garlicky oil mixture over the chickpeas and stir well so they’re all coated with tastiness. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every ten minutes or so. I usually cook them 40 minutes, or even a little longer, to let the outsides get all crisp and browned and delicious. Once they’re done, take them out and place in a paper towel-lined bowl if they seem too oily to you. (Sometimes I do this, sometimes I don’t…) Salt to taste. Eat.