Healthy recipe: Spiced chickpea “nuts”

Yield: 4 servings, 1/4 cup each

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

To Make Ahead: Cover and store at room temperature for up to 2 days.


Recipe Description:

When roasted in a hot oven, chickpeas become super crunchy. They’re a great low-fat substitute for nuts when salty cravings hit.

Recipe Ingredients:

  1. 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
  2. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  4. 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  5. 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt

Recipe Steps:

  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 450°F.
  2. Blot chickpeas dry and toss in a bowl with oil, cumin, marjoram, allspice and salt. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, stirring once or twice, until browned and crunchy, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 15 minutes.

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 103 calories; 5 g fat (0 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrate; 0 g added sugars; 4 g protein; 5 g fiber; 303 mg sodium; 2 mg potassium

1/2 Carbohydrate Servings

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 lean mean, 1 fat