Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Paprika and Thyme Roasted Chickpeas



Our paprika and thyme roasted chickpeas are a guiltless snack that you can make in no time! Roasting them  gives them a nutty flavor packed with a crunch! They are so yummy that you will want to have more than just one. Everyone loves them, even our Chihuahua Joey! Makes a great party snack too!

Ingredients:
1 can of chickpeas
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 teaspoon of paprika
1/2 teaspoon of fresh thyme

Kitchen Essentials:
Oven
Baking sheet
Parchment paper
Small bowl
Measuring spoons
Mixing spoon
Strainer
Can opener
Kitchen towel

Directions:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Open the can of chickpeas and pour into the strainer. Run the chickpeas over tap water for a few seconds to wash away any remaining starchy liquid from the can. Leave the chickpeas in the strainer for about 5 minutes to dry.

To make sure the chickpeas are completely dry,  pour them over a clean kitchen towel and softly pat dry. Put the chickpeas in a bowl and add the olive oil and stir them to make sure they are evenly coated. Then add the salt, pepper and paprika and give it one more stir.

Place the chickpeas in the parchment paper lined backing sheet making sure that they are not overlapping.  Put them in the oven and cook for 10 minutes.



While the chickpeas are in the oven, chop your thyme and set aside.

After 10 minutes, take the backing sheet out of the oven and move the chickpeas around and put back into the oven for another 10 minutes.

After 20 minutes of cooking time, your chickpeas should be crunchy and completely dry inside. The best way to make sure is to try one. If they still have some moisture inside,  put them back into the oven and keep an eye on them.

When the chickpeas have gotten really crunchy, place them in a serving bowl and sprinkle with the chopped fresh thyme.

You will see how addicting this snack really is!! Enjoy!


44 comments:

  1. Mımmm.excellent recipe,I like this..I will try as soon as possible..

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    1. Thank you.. Once you try them, you will be hooked!!!

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    2. What a fun snack for your dog! I think mine would be jealous. He only gets whatever the baby throws on the floor.

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    3. Well, we never feed any human food to our chihuahua, one just happened to fall.. Thats how we realized he loved them... He never begs for anything but hes hooked on these...

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  2. Ooooh roasted chickpeas. Super good healthy crunchy snack. I don't think I've ever used thyme for them though... I'll need to try that!

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    1. The thyme really adds a lemony scent to them...

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  3. I love roasted chickpeas! These are so gorgeous!

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  4. I love making roasted chickpeas. I usually make them with cinnamon and sugar, but I'd love to try these next time!

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    1. Humm.. Never had them with cinnamon and sugar.. will try!!

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  5. Wow these look incredible! I made something similar recently but I will definitely have to try yours out soon!! :)

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    1. Thanks Emanuelle... Following u back..

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  6. Roasted chickpeas are still in my plans.. :) I imagine they are so addictive!

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  7. I never even thought of roasting chick peas before, until now!! Will have to try these savory babies.

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    1. Thank Becky.. Let us know what you think..

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  8. This sounds wonderful - and what a great, healthy pre-dinner nibble! ~ David

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  9. These sound delicious. It is so nice to have recipes for snacks that are actually good for you. These will be perfect for game days. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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    1. Yes the y would be a great addition.. =)

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  10. A great snack, and full of flavor and protein!

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  11. These sound so good and so simple to make- suck a perfect snack food for a get-together!

    xx Kait

    ChickadeeSays

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    1. Thanks Kait, let us know if you make them..

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  12. I always have chickpeas on hand for hummus, and had forgotten that I wanted to try them roasted. Your recipe looks marvelous...I must try it soon :)

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    1. Thank Liz, Give them a try!! You will love them

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  13. The roasted chickpeas indeed a great snack for party!

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  14. This look amazing! I love a good addicting snack food any day :)

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  15. Yummy! i hav to try this. love the pictures :)

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  16. You have quite a delightful blog - I enjoy looking at your recipes and this particular one looks fabulous - roasted chickpeas with a combination of paprika and thyme are a fabulous snack, healthy and delicious! Again, wonderful blog, I enjoyed my visit and will be dropping by again soon!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Andrea. Will follow you back.

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  17. I need this in my life! We snack on roasted chickpeas all the time :)

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    1. Thanks.. Let us know if you try them!

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  18. Such a great way to snack on chickpeas and so many flavor possbilities. These are really popular in our house :)

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    1. Thanks.. they are definitely a great snack!

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  19. These look so fun and delicious, that's so funny that even your doggy likes them!

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