Roasted Chickpeas with Ginger, Spices & Sesame Seeds - Tasty Snack/Appetizer



These crispy and spicy roasted chickpeas conceal a mouth-watering collection of flavors and make a delicious appetizer. You could make this dish any time of year, and I think they make a wonderful New Years Eve party snack.

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Note: To cook the chickpeas, soak the dried chickpeas overnight in cold water. Drain the chickpeas and put in a saucepan with enough cold water to cover generously. Bring to the boil over a high heat and cook for 10-15 minutes. Drain.

Serves 2-4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked organic chickpeas or 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and completely patted dry 
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • lemon zest from 1/2 lemon
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400F.


In a large bowl combine the chickpeas, oil, spices and salt. Mix well. Place chickpeas in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Bake in the oven for about 20-30 minutes. If you like them very crispy then bake 10 minutes longer. Toss chickpeas few times while baking.


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6 comments:

Shibi Thomas said...
December 27, 2013 at 2:26 PM  

Absolutely love this snack!!! They are perfect for anytime.

Eric Pepple said...
December 27, 2013 at 4:25 PM  

Perfect snack for this time of year! Can't wait to try :)

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow

La Table De Nana said...
December 27, 2013 at 5:24 PM  

Your bowl is perfect:-)
I have been perusing chickpeas today having been offered..the cookbook Jerusalem...for Christmas from my friend Nancy..
Your photos could have easily been in that book Yelena:-)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...
December 28, 2013 at 11:47 AM  

Scrumptious! That is something I could eat all the time.

Cheers,

Rosa

theroadtoserendipity said...
December 28, 2013 at 1:16 PM  

These would be wonderful as nibbles with drinks but would be equally as delicious sprinkled over a salad bowl or as part of a nutritious, healing Buddha bowl which I am MOST in need of after too many luxury Christmas Nacho's eaten with too much Christmas booze this year. Cheers for this delicious, simple and wholesome share :)

M Stin said...
May 7, 2014 at 9:57 AM  

Love your pictures Yelena!! you are a genious!! thks for this recipe I`m always looking for recipies that my boys will have. Cooking healthy and yummy is not that simple for me!!
xoxoxo

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