How to Roast Chickpeas for a Low-fat Snack


In the era of penny-pinching, many people are trying to stretch their food budgets as far as they will go. Roasted chickpeas are a low-fat snack that you can put together for only a few dollars. Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are often found on salad bars and are the key ingredient in hummus. A half-cup of chickpeas contains 6.2 g of fiber and 7 g of protein. These can be found in the canned foods aisle of the supermarket, in the bean section.

Things You'll Need

  • 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbs. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with foil.

  • Toss all ingredients in a small bowl to coat. Spread the seasoned chickpeas on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle with a little extra salt, if desired.

  • Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the cookie sheet and stir the chickpeas. Return to the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes more, until the chickpeas are crisp and brown. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and let the chickpeas stand for 10 minutes.

  • Store the roasted chickpeas in an airtight container or a zip-top bag for up to two weeks.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add roasted chickpeas to a salad for extra flavor and fiber.

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