Saturday, August 15, 2009

Roasted Chile Lime Chickpeas with Cilantro


We were looking for a great-but-not-too-unhealthy munchy snack and these Roasted Chile Lime Chickpeas with Cilantro fit the bill nicely; we started with dried chickpeas which we soaked, cooked, then roasted as directed in this recipe (which uses canned), and ended up with irresistable bits of crunchy spiciness (check the recipe for other flavor combinations) which carried the added benefit of an impressive nutritional profile!

12 comments:

pinkstripes said...

I'll have to try these. They sound awesome.

Leslie said...

I bet these would even make a crunchy salad topper for a yummy complete quick dinner (and thanks for pointing out a blog I hadn't heard of yet!)

mike said...

Love the cilantro leaf! I grow my own in the summer, since, who on earth would spend $1 for a tiny little bundle??? LOVE cilantro - but have never tried chickpeas (for some reason)! I'll have to get some - cause I love chili powder (in anything)! Looks worthy of the cover for Cooking Light, etc!

jillbert said...

They look fabulous. I've seen other recipes for roasted chickpeas and have had them on my to-make list for a while. I wonder if these would replace my husband's beloved Lime Tostitos?

Jessica said...

I'm always looking for a tasty snack that won't make me feel guilty. I'm going to add the ingredients to my grocery list!

margot said...

What a fantastic snack idea, protein and crunch! I'm enjoying the one-sentence challenge this week; there is so much I don't really need to say.

Natashya said...

What a tasty snack! This would make excellent pub fare.

Mary Ann said...

So fabulous looking- I bet these were the perfect snack. I have only roasted chickpeas once and I loved them- the spices and herbs here sound wonderful!

Pamela said...

I've never roasted chick peas, but your photo makes me want to! Mmmmm...so good!

Jules Someone said...

That sounds really good. Really.

AmyRuth said...

Nancy, those flavors are family fav's in my house. Thanks for showing us how its done. We'll have to give it a go.
AmyRuth

Sarah said...

Those look delicious! I love chickpeas. What a great use for them!