Rosemary Cumin Roasted Chickpeas make a delicious, crunchy, fiber-filled snack or appetizer. They’re easy to make and very food allergy-friendly.
Please tell me you’ve tried roasted, crispy, crunchy chickpeas before! They’re the best appetizer/ snack ever! (They also make a fantastic topping for Spiced Sweet Potato Carrot Soup!)
Bonus? They’re super simple. Just open a can of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) and drain then rinse them. I then like to use a clean dish towel or paper towels to pat them dry a little. Then toss them with some oil and spices on a baking sheet, pop in the oven, and 20-30 minutes later you’ve got beautifully crispy Rosemary Cumin Roasted Chickpeas.
I’m totally planning on making a double batch of these roasted chickpeas to serve as a Thanksgiving appetizer for easy snacking while Thanksgiving dinner comes together. (It’s a much more nutritious option than snacking on potato chips!)
Why are chickpeas so nutritous?
- FIBER! A 1/2 cup of chickpeas has 6g fiber. Fiber is so important for our digestive health, satiety and weight management, lowering cholesterol, blood glucose management, and more!
- PROTEIN! A 1/2 cup of chickpeas has about 7g plant-based protein. This makes chickpeas an excellent protein option for vegans or vegetarians, or for those looking for a cost-effective protein source.
- FOLATE! Chickpeas are high in B vitamins, including folate (a 1/2 cup contains roughly 20% your daily folate needs). Folate is essential for brain and nervous system health, cardiovascular health, red blood cell production, and reproductive health. Pregnant women often hear of the importance of folate in pregnancy as it helps reduce the incidence of spina bifida, a type of birth defect.
Honestly, there is so much more to this little legume, but those are my top fave three things about chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans). Besides the fact that they’re so delicious. 😉
Also? You totally don’t have to make these Rosemary Cumin Roasted Chickpeas just for Thanksgiving. They’re delicious anytime! My favorite snack lately is a fresh honeycrisp apple and some of these crunchy little roasted chickpeas. So much yum!
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