Roasted Chickpeas
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Roasted Chipotle Chickpeas

Today is the start of March Madness. For me, its a time for snacking and watching games. Sometimes those games lead to stress which leads to more snacking. That means I need a snack I can just keep munching on that is healthy and flavorful. Roasted Chickpeas are the ultimate healthy snack that you can munch on all day.

Personally, I love a flavorful snack that isn’t sweet. Roasted Chickpeas make a really great canvas for flavor since on their own they are pretty bland. I have made them in a variety of styles in the past. You can go pretty basic or really experiment. My first batch years ago was focused on Mediterranean flavors. This time I wanted to go a different route.

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My first ever batch of roasted chickpeas from a long time ago.

I really wanted to go with a smokey, spicy tex-mex flavor with this batch. To do that, I decided to use a variation of a fajita mix that I really like. I used cumin to provide that base flavor and then added chipotle powder. Chipotle is one of my favorite peppers. They are basically smoked jalapenos so they provide a little of both of those elements.


Roasted Chipotle Chickpeas

A slightly smokey and spicy roasted chickpea that makes for the perfect healthy snack
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Mexican
Keyword: bite, chickpeas, easy, mexican, Roast, snack

Ingredients

  • 12 Oz Canned Chickpeas
  • 1 Tsp Chipotle Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp Ancho Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbs Olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Drain chickpeas and dry completely with paper towels.
  • Toss chickpeas with oil and spices.
  • Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
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