Healthy Recipe: Spiced Chickpea “Nuts”
Yield: 4 servings, 1/4 cup each
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
To Make Ahead: Cover and store at room temperature for up to 2 days.
When roasted in a hot oven, chickpeas become super crunchy. They’re a great low-fat substitute for nuts when salty cravings hit.
- 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 450°F.
- Blot chickpeas dry and toss in a bowl with oil, cumin, marjoram, allspice and salt. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, stirring once or twice, until browned and crunchy, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 15 minutes.
Per serving: 103 calories; 5 g fat (0 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrate; 0 g added sugars; 4 g protein; 5 g fiber; 303 mg sodium; 2 mg potassium
1/2 Carbohydrate Servings
Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 lean mean, 1 fat