I don't know if you're like me, but about once a month or so I crave Chinese food. Sadly, Chinese food isn't on my diet. Happily, you can make a sesame flavored chickpea in your own house and get all the flavor you crave without taking a nosedive off the diet train.
Another benefit to roasted chickpeas is that you can take them with you for a snack during the day. It's hard to do that with sesame noodles. People in line at the post office line might not understand if you whipped out your Chinese food and set up a picnic while waiting in line for stamps.
An easier option (and healthier) is these roasted chickpeas. There are so many different flavor options available, just search the Internet to find some. Pinterest gave me this one. I love Pinterest.
You bake the chickpeas until they are dry and crisp. Then you flavor them right out of the oven and you have a delicious little snack you can take anywhere. I love these things and can't wait to try some new flavors.
Sesame Roasted Chickpeas
Recipe from Modern Parents Messy Kids
- 2 cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained, rinsed
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
- Preheat the oven to 375º
- Rinse the chickpeas and place on a towel to dry.
- Put in a single layer on a cookie sheet, bake for 45-60 minutes. Test one at 45 minutes, if it's still slightly soft in the middle, keep cooking. You want them crunchy.
- While baking, combine the remaining ingredients .
- When the chickpeas have come out of the oven, immediately toss in the oil mixture and serve warm or at room temperature.
- Best if served that same day but can be kept up to 4 days in an airtight container.