This year Ive become an addict of beans and chickpeas! I have always loved making homemade fresh hummus. But lately Ive been created roasted chickpeas and other beans as a healthy snack option between meals or throw them on top of your salads. The best part is they are so easy and cheap to make! 1 can of organic chickpeas is approx $1.60!
You can cover them in any type of health supporting spices and herbs.
My favourite combo of spices for this little recipe is - Turmeric, Cayenne Pepper, S&P, Cumin, Chilli and Ginger.
But if you dont like hot spices you can use anything else, play around with combos!
I cook them for a while so they become super crispy, but you can get them a little softer in the middle too.
Chickpeas are an amazing plant based protein thats is awesome for digestive health. They contain about 75% insoluble fibre... so its great for helping with keeping yourself regular.
I use turmeric in most of my food so it wouldn't make sense for me not to add to this dish. Its an amazing anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial.
Cumin is probably my second fav spice - its adds so much flavour but also helps support healthy digestion along with a good boost of iron.
Cayenne is great for supporting the metabolism - aiding in fat loss.
Ingredients: 1 can of chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
1 tsp of turmeric
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp chilli
Black Pepper and Rock Salt to taste
Preheat oven to 175degrees.
In a bowl mix the spices and rinsed chick peas together until well coated, (you can use small amount of olive oil here if needed) - but i prefer a dry roast.
Line a tray with baking paper and bake for about 20mins, move them around and bake another 10-20mins.
Create a big batch and store in glass jar in the fridge!