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garlic roasted chickpeas


roasted chickpeas (by bookgrl)

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.

sides (by bookgrl)


2 thoughts on “garlic roasted chickpeas

  1. i’m so glad you shared this. i LOVE garbanzo beans and tend to mostly eat them chilled as salad toppers.

  2. My silly husband hates chickpeas so I don’t much bother with them, but that looks great. Thanks.

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